Monday, 11 October 2010

Module 2 chapter 1

At last! I've finally collated all my research for the historical study, which is the Opus Anglicanum or English Embroidery.

It's been a bit of a roller coaster as usual as I'm out of practice in the ways of historical research, and it took quite a long time to uncover the information I required, especially as there aren't that many surviving pieces and it's hard to come up with a new approach to a small research area.

I think there's definitely more milage in this topic for me and I intend to go to the V&A medievil galleries to view the pieces in person. I would also like to go to the Bodlean Library in Oxford to view the Orbmsby Psalter and the English Bestiary.







And lastly the all important:


Embroidery in Britain from 1200-1750 The Victoria and Albert Museum Textile Collection V&A publications 1993

Kay Stanilan Medieval Craftsmen Embroiderers British museum press London 1993

Pamela Warner Embroidery A history Batsford London 1993

Web sites


  1. Thank you for all this very valuable information, especially for me living in Italy, I shall put it aside for future use, whenever this shall be!

  2. great study Sharon, I agree its always more difficult when you can't have the primary sources in front of you!