Lakeside Arts
Part of University of Nottingham
Lakeside Arts
Event Detail
With Tanya Bentham

Ancient Crafts: Medieval Gilded Applique

Saturday 02 May, 11am-4pm
Learning Studio


In line with the University’s response to Government Guidance, we have postponed Lakeside’s entire programme – exhibitions, workshops, talks and events – until the end of June. More information is available here.​

£50 (£40 concessions)​
Suitable for ages 16+

Applique was a commonly used technique in the middle ages as a quick, cheap way to make an impression, often using recycled materials and scraps from old clothing alongside gilded leather. Using both manuscripts and surviving originals like the V&A Museum’s Tristan hanging for inspiration, you can make your own medieval cushion, or even tablet cover.