Summer is Here. Journey to Japan is Here.
This summer the Museum of Carpet’s latest exhibition ‘Journey to Japan’ invites you to explore the oriental beauty of Japanese textile designs and artwork.
Feast your eyes on the extensive collection of Funpon (Ink Paintings) and Katagami (Textile Stencils) that depict the beauty of Japanese scenery, culture and mythical creatures under the warm glow of our bespoke katagami light boxes.
Alongside the exhibition the museum is hosting a variety of Japanese inspired events this summer including a Kumihimo braiding workshop, Family Theatre production and Ikebana flower arranging demonstration. In addition, throughout the school summer holidays there will be (free) Children’s Japanese arts and craft activities in the gift shop.
Alongside the debut of our latest exhibition ‘Journey to Japan’ the Museum Gift Shop has undergone a Japanese themed makeover. From the gift shop you can now purchase a range of Katagami and Funpon inspired mugs, compact mirrors and colouring cards. You can also take home a piece of the exhibition with made to order Katagami prints featured in the exhibition. Be sure not to miss these summer exclusives.
Grand Quilt Raffle
First prize – a very colourful bed quilt made by the members of Kidderminster Forest Quilters, inspired by an Art Deco carpet design from the archives of the Museum.
Other prizes in the raffle include a cushion and patchwork bag, as well as other prizes which have been donated.
The quilt will be on display in the Museum from 17 March until 23 June and tickets can be purchased during that time at £1.00 per ticket/£5.00 per book. The final draw will take place at the Museum on Saturday 25 August and
it is hoped to display the quilt at other venues before that date.
Tickets can be obtained from the Museum or from Forest Quilters.
For more information, please contact:
Jan Ganley Forest Quilters 01562 752271