On Saturday, December 11, 2021 at 1PM Eastern, Dr. Jessica Grimm will be joining us for a virtual lecture on the medieval goldwork technique of or núe.
As or nué is often considered the pinnacle of medieval goldwork techniques, you might be forgiven for thinking that it has been studied extensively. This is not the case. Apart from the fact that the finest pieces were made at the end of the medieval period in an area that is now Northern France, Belgium and the Netherlands, we know precious little.
In her lecture, Dr. Grimm will introduce you to some of the finest historical examples of this technique and will also explore a much simpler technique that is similar to or nué and was developed in present-day Germany.
Last but not least, she will explain which modern embroidery materials are suitable for recreating this pinnacle of goldwork techniques. These don’t have to be expensive, but stranded cotton is strictly off limits.
The signup period is open to all EGA members through November 22 at 1PM Eastern. Attendance is limited to 100 EGA members and the signup list will all go to lottery. You will be notified if you are actively registered or on the wait list. Click here to learn more about the Virtual Lecture Registration Process.