James Merry is a contemporary embroidery artist, best known for his incredible costume creations for Icelandic singer Björk. He works only by hand and in a variety of mediums, merging traditional craft with new technologies.
In this film Merry examines four masterpieces from the golden age of English medieval embroidery, known as opus anglicanum, revealing their intricate detail and the painstaking skill of their medieval makers, while drawing parallels with his own contemporary embroidery practice.
Opus Anglicanum: Masterpieces of English Medieval Embroidery
1 October 2016 – 5 February 2017