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‘Blackwork’ or ‘Spanish work’ was a popular form of embroidery in England in the 16th and early-17th centuries. In this two-day workshop tutored by Lynn Hulse and Nicola Jarvis you will explore the development of the technique from counted, geometric patterns, to free design incorporating curvilinear floral motifs, birds and insects. Particular reference will be made to the portrait of Elizabeth I at Jesus College (pictured above). All abilities welcome. The fee for the two days which runs on Friday 18 and Saturday 19 November from 10.30am-5pm is £170 (£160 concessions) and includes materials.