Speaker: Alison Larkin
Opus anglicanum also known as English work is fine embroidery often worked in gold thread. It dates from the Medieval times particularly the 12th to mid 14th century.
The work was highly prized for its exquisite needlework and great detail and was used for Archbishop’s Copes and to embellish diplomatic gifts.
Unfortunately many of the skills were lost as a result of the plagues which swept Europe at that time.
Alison Larkin will talk about Opus Anglicanum and show pieces of her own work in the style of English Work.