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Opus Anglicanum literally means English Work.  This was the name for a period of English embroidery that was renowned throughout Europe and beyond.  It only came to an end when the Black Death swept across the world, wiping out most of the English embroiderers skilled in this technique and leaving the way open for the quicker, and therefore cheaper, techniques of tapestry shading and surface couching of metal threads from abroad to take precedence.


Opus Anglicanum made use of split stitch in silk floss along with underside couching worked in metal threads. 'Edgar' is one of two new designs designed to start you off in this beautiful technique. 


The kit includes the design hand drawn onto a square of a calico, silk floss in a range of lustrous shades, metal thread, linen thread, full instructions with stitch diagram & stitch guide, beeswax and an embroidery needle. All kept tidy in a neat little box.  Currently only gilt and copper smooth passing are available for the halo.


If just purchasing the Instructions & Diagram, these will be sent to you via email and will comprise comprehensive instructions with images, stitch guide, diagram with key and full sized design. Please select Instructions Only at checkout for free 'delivery' by email.


The finished embroidery measures approximately 5cm wide by 7cm high.


Please also see 'Matilda'.


Suitable for all skill levels.

Opus Anglicanum 'Edgar' Kit

PriceFrom £8.00
  • calico

    silk threads

    metal thread

    linen thread



    stitch guide

    detailed diagram

    comprehensive instructions

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