What’s On

LD with Calyx fabric
Lucienne Day with Calyx design fabric
©Robin & Lucienne Day Foundation / Photo: Studio Briggs

1st July – 30th September
Lucienne Day: Living Design

Join us as we celebrate the life and work of one of Britain’s leading 20th century textile designers.

Lucienne Day was one of Britain’s leading textile designers, who brought contemporary colour to an otherwise drab post war period. Born in 1917, she graduated from the Royal College of Art in 1940.  One of her most famous designs, Calyx, was created for the Homes and Gardens Pavilion at the Festival of Britain in 1951 and launched her design career. From that moment on Lucienne designed fabrics, wallpapers, ceramics and carpets on a commercial basis, until later in her life when she focused more on one-off designs for her silk mosaics. More recently, Lucienne Day’s works have been produced in a special John Lewis range.

tessarae red and black cropped
Carpet design Tessarae red and black, by Lucienne Day

Discover the story of Lucienne Day’s design career through a photographic history and a vibrant display of her fabric designs.  For the first time ever the Museum of Carpet will be putting Day’s original hand painted carpet designs on public display.

The exhibition was curated by Dr Paula Day and Professor Emma Hunt, Deputy Vice Chancellor of Arts University Bournemouth.

Support has also been provided by Kidderminster Arts Festival.

You can find out more about the Lucienne Day centenary celebrations by visiting www.robinandluciennedayfoundation.org/LD100/



Tuesday 24th – Saturday 28th October
Monster Mayhem
10am – 3pm, Drop in
£1.50 per child to cover costs of materials
Join the Mad Scientist and have ago at our spooky themed activities including making your own monster! Plus enjoy extended opening with last entry at 3pm and FREE admission for children.


Wednesday 8th November 2017
Braiding Workshop

Julie Hedges is an expert braider and has been researching the Indian craft of Ply Split Braiding since 1991.  She has developed the technique to produce beautiful jewellery and stunning sculptural pieces.  She will teach you the traditional method of Ply Split Braiding using carpet yarn to create several sample pieces.

All materials provided.

Tea, coffee and biscuits available throughout the day.

To book: email  learning@museumofcarpet.org.uk

or call 01562 69028