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Embroiderers have exhibition all sewn up

All things sporty and Japanese culture are the themes of an embroidery exhibition at Mansfield Museum.

The East Midlands Region of the Embroiderers' Guild is holding the exhibition in celebration of the London 2012 Olympics at the Museum on Leeming Street, Mansfield, from 5 May to 2 June.

Movement, Muscle and Metabolism - An Investigation into All Things Sporty is the culmination of work done as part of the Kickstart educational programme, which offers members a series of workshops to help them increase their skills in textile art.

Members attended workshops held by four local artists: Graeme Reed, Ashbourne-based artist and printmaker, Jo Owen, Sheffield-based textile artist, Andy Gilbert, Derby-based cartoonist and humorous illustrator and Janine Pope, artist and printmaker.

Kimono and all things Japanese was chosen as a topic because the Japanese Olympic team is to train in Loughborough ahead of the Olympics. Members created a range of work from kimonos to cushions and all things Japanese.

Mansfield Museum is FREE to visit and open from Monday to Saturday, 10am-5pm (except Bank Holidays).

Further information about joining the Embroiderers' Guild and local branches can be found at:

Published 20 April 2012

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