Medieval Embroidery at Coombe Abbey

Tuesday 14, Wednesday 15 August 2 days Coombe Abbey, Warwickshire CV3 2AB




Join RSN trained tutors Angela Bishop and Sarah Homfray and retreat back to medieval times at the 12th Century Coombe Abbey in Warwickshire to learn, explore and practice the skills used for the medieval embroidery technique ‘Opus Anglicanum’ ( English Work). Cost includes two days tuition, class kit, two tutors, refreshments and hot/cold buffet lunch each day.

Special accommodation rates available to those who wish to stay overnight.

See terms and conditions below.





‘At this two day retreat we will look at the history, and practice the skills used, of the medieval embroidery technique  ‘Opus Anglicanum’ (English work). Famous across Europe, this technique marks the highest point in embroidery’s development, producing vestments, frontals and other items for the church and adorning royalty and nobility. The apprenticeship to work these fine pieces took seven years and used only the best of materials including gold threads, pearls and gemstones. We will retreat back to medieval times for two days looking at two of the main techniques used, split stitch shading and the goldwork underside couching technique. Using these methods, we will reproduce a face from the past like those that adorned many of the beautiful Opus Anglicanum pieces.’


Class will commence at 10 am each day and finish at 5pm. For those wishing to stay, there are special dinner, bed and breakfast rates for those attending:

Single occupancy £129.00 ( +VAT)  Twin occupancy £159.00 (+VAT)

Please contact the hotel direct for accommodation bookings on 02476 450 450 and quote ‘Eternal Embroidery’ to take advantage for these rates.



Should you need to cancel your place the following charges will apply:

In the event I have to cancel the event, a full refund will be given.

Cancellation will only be accepted in writing from the date received.



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