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A Brilliant Opus Anglicanum/Or Nue Tute, and who was asking me ..... ?

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5 March 2012

A Brilliant Opus Anglicanum/Or Nue Tute, and who was asking me ..... ?

Tanya of the Opus Anglicanum blog has written a brilliant tutorial on embroidering faces in opus anglicanum. She includes many general tips on stitching and thread, then a step by step (including photographs) of the embroidery of a jowly fellow from an alter frontal. He has the typical bulgy eyes and high forehead of these faces. Great stuff!

http://opusanglicanum.wordpress.com/2012/03/04/little-faces-opus-anglicanum/

If you are wondering what Opus Anglicanum (which translates to "English Embroidery") is, there's a nice but brief introduction at http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art68868.asp\
Tanya specialises in the technique and her blog makes very interesting reading as well.

This technique was the mother of Or Nue and the tutorial is relevant to those interested in that technique as well.

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Now, who was it that was talking to me about the needlepainting book "Embroidery from English Gardens"? I've finally received a copy from the library, and I'm ready to talk about it..... :-)

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1 Comments:

Anonymous Rachel said...

It was a great tutorial, wasn't it!

Tuesday, March 06, 2012  

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