The Framework Knitters Museum on Chapel Street has announced the winners of its Christmas card competition. Held in November and early December, the contest invited children to draw, paint, stitch or collage their very own special Christmas design. The museum received lots of entries, with one sent by email all the way from Kerala in India!
Created in colour pen and oil pastel, it was this entry that ended up securing 7 year old John P Anson one of the three winning places. John’s fellow winners were Harriet Keen, aged 9, and Laura Tittenson, aged 6. The three designs will be turned into printed greetings cards and sold in the museum shop as part of the museum’s 2018 Christmas card range. All profits raised will help the museum continue to provide valuable community resources for local people to enjoy.
All entries to the Christmas card competition were displayed in the Chapel Art Gallery from 6th to 22nd December, with the winning children invited along on Wednesday 21st December for a special presentation and video shoot.
Museum Manager& Curator, Nicola Wood, commented: “We had a fantastic response to the competition with some amazing entries from very talented youngsters. We can’t wait to see John, Harriet and Laura’s designs go on sale in the Textile Emporium next Christmas! Well done to the three of them, and a big ‘thank you’ to all the kids who took the time to send in their designs.”