Friday, May 13, 2011

Adventures in Opus Anglicanum

Opus Anglicanum is often referred to as "needle painting," because the embroidery looks very much like a painted image, rather than needlework.

I currently have three projects started using the Opus Anglicanum style.  This first is a favor that I am embroidering for my significant other.  The design is based on a folio from the Manesse Codex. 

This next project is a medieval hood that I am embroidering for the newest Duke and Duchess in Aethelmearc, Duncan and Ilish.  I am embroidering various figures from the Manesse Codex, with colors and devices that represent Them.  This is one of the figures:

Next post in the Opus Anglicanum topic, I will detail the methods for "needle painting."

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