Virtual Event – Join us Online

With Tanya Bentham, Historical Embroidery Specialist and Author

Opus Anglicanum was the fine art of the Middle Ages. In this series of 3 online workshops, Tanya Bentham, author of 'Opus Anglicanum, a Practical Guide', will teach the authentic techniques of underside couching and split stitch to recreate the Dragon Queen, an adaptation of a 13th-century image of St Margaret. The workshop is suitable for all skill levels from competent beginner.

The course is made up of 3 online workshops where you will be able to watch live stitch demos with Tanya, enjoy a question and answer session, and have time for advice and troubleshooting. You will be able to stay as long as you need, and leave when you want to. Sessions will be recorded, so that you can view them again afterwards.

Items included in the ticket price, which will be sent to you in advance, are as follows:

  • Canvas, marked with the design
  • Silk, linen, and gold thread
  • Needles
  • Three instructional films which you can access at any time

You will need to provide your own frame – we will send an advice video about this.

Online Workshop Dates

An embroidered red and yellow dragon

Sessions will run 10–4pm.

  10.30am–12pm   Demo and teaching by Tanya
  12–1pm   Break
  1–2pm   Questions and Answers
  2–3pm   Demo by Tanya
  3–4pm   Discussion/Questions/Advice


There will be an additional ‘troubleshooting’ day in June 2022 (times to be confirmed).


The event will take place online on Zoom and a link to join the event will be shared in advance by email.

Booking is essential and tickets are £195 full (£185 concession).

The closing date for registration is 20 February and kits will be sent out after this date. If you would like to give this as a Christmas present, kits can be sent early on request. Please e-mail Jude Barrett for more information about gifting this workshop.