Thirsty Hart

Opus Anglicanum

Screen Shot 2018-04-05 at 9.18.07 AMHere is a fascinating short article (pdf) about the history of fine embroidery in medieval England. English embroidery was admired throughout Europe for it’s quality and detail. Pieces such as wall hangings, priest’s vestments and Church ornaments took years to complete.

The website’s author, Jane Zimmerman, is a specialist in and teacher of fine needlework. The home page of the site is here.

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Apocalypse Manuscripts

A fun and interesting subset of old manuscripts are detailed illustrated books of the Book of Revelation. Many are very old, and have a simple style of painting that I love. Here are some examples:


Saint Michael fighting the dragon, from the Bamberg Apocalypse (9th century)

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