Monday, November 4, 2013

A Bit of Background on Opus Anglicanum

Opus Angelicanum (or English work if my high school Latin hasn't totally failed me) is medieval ecclesiastical embroidery, highly prized at the time.  This brief article was written to promote a tv program on the embroidery on BBC4.  If you live in Britain, you might be able to play it on their website (second link).
http://www.spectator.co.uk/arts/arts-feature/9033391/english-embroidery-the-forgotten-wonder-of-hte-medieval-world/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b03c2766/Fabric_of_Britain_The_Wonder_of_Embroidery/

By the way, there is an organization devoted to ecclesiastical embroidery education.  They apparently hold embroidery classes in the mountains of North Carolina.
http://www.hexaemeron.org

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