Friday, 21 September 2018

Designs for embroidery from Carpet

At the beginning of Septermber we were visited by Jill Edwards from the Museum of Carpet in Kidderminster. She came to talk to us about how we could translate carpet designs from their archive into embroideries

 looking at how it was traditionally made - I don't fancy that job!

Below - some of the stunning designs that have been made in the past 

 Flowers have always been popular in carpets and it was very interesting to see the lengths designers would go to in order to have accurate patterns
 A design translated into the patterns of "tufts" for members of the public to have a go
Some art deco designs

 Can you spot who all the Kings are?
 Currently also on display at the Museum - a collection of Japanes stencils