Workshops

Silk Painting Workshop

Thursday 8 December / 6.15pm (Fully Booked)

Draw inspiration from the 1920s Jazz Age palette and paint your own piece of wearable art.

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Couture Techniques / 1-day workshop

Saturday 10 December / 10.45am–4.30pm (Fully Booked)

Led by Zandra Rhode’s dress maker Jolanta Cerniauskiene, this popular 1-day workshop will give you the know-how and confidence to work with high end fabrics such as chiffon and silk satin.

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Silk Painting Christmas Workshop

Thursday 15 December / 6.15pm

Draw inspiration from the 1920s Jazz Age palette and paint your own piece of wearable art, for yourself or to give as a present this festive season.

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Learn to Knit: Spiral Scarf

Thursday 15 December / 11:30am or 2pm

Join a fun and friendly knitting circle at the Fashion and Textile Museum and knit you yourself a cosy but stylish Spiral scarf to keep you warm this winter.

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Cool Crochet with Katie / Ages 12+

Friday 16 December / 11:30am or 2pm

Led by luxury knitwear designer Katie Jones, this 1.5-hour workshop will teach you the basics of of crochet.

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Draw like a Designer / Ages 12-16

Friday 30 December / 11:30am or 2pm

Do you want to sharpen up your drawing skills? Look no further! Join us on this practical class to learn drawing tricks and design tips based on the Museum’s book How to Draw Like a Fashion Designer.

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1920s Boudoir Doll Workshop / 2-day workshop

Friday 6 - Saturday 7 January 2017 / 10:45am–4:30pm

Discover sewing and dressmaking techniques in miniature taking inspiration from the boudoir dolls of the 1920s.

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1920s Jazz Dancing Workshop

Sunday 8 January 2017 / 2.30pm–4.30pm

This afternoon workshop for adults is an opportunity to learn classic 1920s dance moves such as the Charleston, the Bees Knees and the Scarecrow, along with afternoon tea at the Fashion and Textile Museum.

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Introduction to Dye Techniques

Wednesday 1 February 2017 / 11:30am–4pm

In this day beginners introduction to the class will start with an introductory talk on dyeing techniques by tutor Michele after which participants will dye their own cotton tote bag, which will be left to bond with the dyes.

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Couture Techniques / 1-day workshop

Saturday 4 February 2017 / 10:45am – 4:30pm

Led by Zandra Rhode’s dress maker Jolanta Cerniauskiene, this popular 1-day workshop will give you the know-how and confidence to work with high end fabrics such as chiffon and silk satin.

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Pattern Making a Mannequin / 1-day workshop

Saturday 11 February / 10:45am – 4:30pm

Through modelling fabric on body forms participants will learn to make a bodice shape with calico which will then be transferred onto paper to create your very own patterns.

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Tapestry Weaving Introduction / 2-day workshop

Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 February / 11.15am–4.15pm

Led by master tapestry weaver Caron Penney, in this 2-day workshop students will learn the basic weave techniques used to create a tapestry, these include plain weave, soft diagonals, hatching, blending and shaping.

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Pattern Cutting Introduction / 2-day workshop

Sundays, 5 & 12 March / 10:45am – 4:30pm

Led by creative pattern maker Michelle Lewis participants will cover the basic rules of flat pattern cutting.

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Couture Techniques

Saturday 11 March 2017 / 10:45am – 4:30pm

Led by Zandra Rhode’s dress maker Jolanta Cerniauskiene, this popular 1-day workshop will give you the know-how and confidence to work with high end fabrics such as chiffon and silk satin.

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No Patterns Needed

Saturday 18 March 2017 / 10:45am–4:30pm

If you want to sew your own clothes but are put off by the idea of cutting out pattern pieces covered with dotted lines and symbols, this is the workshop for you.

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