Free entry and lots of activities for families meant lots of people, but fortunately the refurbishment is such that it didn't feel tight for space. All the rooms had such a lovely light and airy feel and the exhibits were well thought through and some interactive.
Of course I found myself being drawn more to the textile pieces that were woven, beaded or embroidered more than most... But there's so much to see I think I could be inspired by something different each time I go.
This is a Back-strap loom weaving that is part complete. It was made in Guatemala in the 1980s.
Isn't it wonderfully vibrant?! It has made me think I should revisit for some more direct inspiration for my next weave... And weaving against a dark colour could be something to consider.
This is a Chaka Spinning Wheel (the original design of which was commissioned by Gandhi). I still haven't quite mastered mine... Maybe I should have another go?
I also came across this loom reed from Japan (I think). You might not pick it up from the photo, but all along the face of the reed there are beautiful carved designs... I'd loved to have seen the original loom.
I got the feeling every now and again... While I was taking the occasional photo... That I was being watched...
Who is that man following me?!
To be honest I'm surprised I didn't loose Darrin to some of the children's activities... I usually do!
What have you been up to this weekend?
Bye for now,