Thursday, 2 February 2012
Fri-Sat, 24-25 February 2012, 10.30-17.00. Raised work embroidery (known today as stump work) was popular in England during the middle decades of the 17th century. Explore the development of this intricate technique through a range of core stitches, including padding, wrapping and making ‘slips’ to create a small historic design. Particular reference will be made to raised work pictures in the Ashmolean collection. Karen Hearn, Curator of 16th and 17th Century British Art at Tate Britain will give a lecture entitled Wrought with Flowers and Leaves: Embroidery Depicted in 16th and 17th-Century British Portraits. Maximum 12 places. Cost £175/£165 concessions, including materials. Booking is now open; book online at http://www.oxforduniversitystores.co.uk/browse/department.asp?compid=1&modid=1&deptid=123 (click on ‘Ashmolean Museum Education Department Events’; next click ‘Read more…’) This workshop is the fourth entry on the list; click on this to book) OR telephone the Education Department on 01865 278 185.
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