Friday, July 29, 2016

Opus Anglicanum at the V&A

For those in England or who are going to be visiting in the fall, there is a spectacular (reportedly) exhibit coming up and starting October 1st - February 5th, 2017.  Called Opus Anglicanum, Masterpieces of English Medieval Embroidery, it has been over four years in the making (I have heard about it from others).

They seem to be expecting it to be popular as the tickets are already on sale!  A selection of the items are on the site to view as well.  The fine detail of the split stitching - really thread painting - of Opus Anglicanum is just amazing.  There are some deposits of it on display around Europe and I am always stunned when I view them.

There will be a curator talk as well on September 30th for members - so if this is your thing, get on that list.

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