Lady Anne’s Needlework Festival · NOW ONLINE IN 2021!
A specialist in Medieval embroidery, Tanya’s designs are inspired by the embroidery techniques and naturally dyed fibres of that era. Tanya says it is the restrictions on the choice of colours she finds inspiring – as working this way ensures that creativity isn’t limited by “agonising over choices of colour” when there are so few colours to choose from.
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11-13 July 2021
A workshop on laid and couched work, famously used for the Bayeux tapestry but also used for many other pieces throughout the middle ages. This image is based on a 14th Century manuscript illustration, and is worked in naturally dyed crewel wools on a wool canvas. The workshop will look at basic technique as well as refinements used to add interest. There will be an alternative design with cats offered for those who aren’t puppy lovers.
Length: 3 days
Level: All Levels
Class fee: £585
Wool, canvas, naturally dyed wool, needle, handout
Laid & Couch Work (Bayeux)
Additional colour shades are available for £2.50 each
20 inch square frame (slate), embroidery scissors for metal and silk thread
25 x 25 cm (10 x 10 in)
40 x 40 cm (16 x 16 in)
15-16 July 2021
This class will involve an intensive look at the techniques of High Medieval embroidery, focusing specifically of facial modelling, hair and underside couching
Length: 2 days
Class fee: £390
Canvas, handout, needle, flat silk thread, linen thread, metal thread
Basic frames can be made available at £10
30 cm² slate frame (12 in²), embroidery scissors for metal and silk thread
10 x 10 cm (4 x 4 in)
20 x 20 cm (7¾ x 7¾ in)