Stitching With: Opus Anglicanum



'Stitching With Liz & Helen' is a collaboration between two Royal School of Needlework tutors, Liz Tapper & Helen Jones (, to bring the art of needlework to Exeter. We aim to provide classes in a range of techniques and for varying skill levels. Please do get in touch if there's a particular course you would like to see listed. Opus anglicanum is one of the oldest forms of embroidery we have and comes from a period in history when England's embroiderers were renowned for their beautiful work. Frequently used on ecclesiastical garments, the classic stitches include underside couching of gold thread and delicate split stitching in silk floss to create subtle shading or contours. This period of 'English work' came to an end when the Black Death swept through the country, killing many of the skilled artisans. Suitable for all levels. (Final image to follow.) The class kit, the cost of which is payable on the day and likely to be in the region of £25, will include everything you require to complete the project. You will need to bring your own embroidery scissors and you will be able to borrow ring frames on the day. Please bring a magnifier and light (if needed). This class will run from 10am-4pm at Exeter Community Centre, 17 St. David's Hill, Exeter EX4 3RG

What's included in the price?

Light refreshments.


6 hours (10:00am to 4:00pm)

Cancellation policy

Easy - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts


Liz Tapper graduated from the Royal School of Needlework's apprenticeship in 1998. She now teaches a wide variety of hand embroidery techniques, designs her own range of embroidery kits, accepts commissions and gives talks around the country.


Exeter Community Centre,, 17 Saint David's Hill, Exeter, Devon, EX4 3RG

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Teenagers
  • Limited mobility
  • Public transport
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Intermediate level
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