29th May 2024 - 19th Sep 2024
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Sign up for these fantastic workshops with expert Tanya Bentham, and learn the techniques used to create the spectacular embroideries of the 14th century!

Click here for one-day workshops – £80 each, including kit
Wednesday 29 May or Saturday 22 June, 10am to 4pm
Learn the techniques of laid and couched works, as used in the Bayeux tapestry, to create your own embroidered medieval beastie using naturally dyed wool threads. This class is suitable for all levels.

Saturday 20 July, 10am to 4pm
The underside couching stitch was pivotal to the spectacular opus anglicanum embroideries of the Middle Ages but it is a tricky stitch to master. Come and create your own underside couching sample from the mistress of this technique!

Click here for two-day workshop – £125, including kit
Wednesday 18 to Thursday 19 September, 10am to 4pm
Learn how to use filament silks to create a 3D effect, and underside couching for added bling by creating your own opus anglicanum face in this two-day course.

Click the above links to book tickets on Eventbrite (a booking fee is payable). You can also email to reserve your space and pay on the day. Alternatively, you can purchase tickets in person at Ilkley Manor House when we open on weekends, 11am to 4pm.

Learn more about opus anglicanum embroidery and see examples of Tanya’s work by visiting her blog

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