Workshops

Introduction to Dye Techniques

Dates: Wed 28 February / Fri 16 March / Wed 25 April at 11:30am–4pm

This 1-day workshop 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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Pattern Cutting Introduction

Saturdays, 3 & 10 March 2018 / 10:45am – 4:30pm (Fully Booked)

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

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NEW! Sublimation and Heat Press Printing

Wednesdays / 14 March or 18 April / 10:30am–4:30pm

In this new one-day workshop, students will experiment using a heat press, sublimation and metallic printing techniques with the opportunity to transform some of your own clothing!

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Paint a T-shirt with Sarah Campbell

Wednesday 21 March | 11.15am – 4.30pm


In this one-day workshop, take inspiration from the exhibition T-Shirt: Cult-Culture-Subversion and design and paint a T-shirt under the expert guidance of Sarah Campbell.

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Draw like a Designer / Ages 12-16

Wednesday 4 April / 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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Super Sketchbooks

Thursday 5 April / 10:30am or 2:30pm

A fun filled 2-hour workshop designed to inspire and excite a new generation of designers and artists.

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Cool Crochet with Katie / for Ages 12+

Friday 6 April / 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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Couture Techniques / 1-day workshop

Saturdays, 10.45am-4.30pm: 17 Feb (Sold out) / 17 Ma (Sold out) / 7 April (Sold out)

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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Paint a T-shirt with Sarah Campbell, 12-16 year olds

Thursday 12 April | 11.15am – 4.30pm


Aimed at budding artists aged 12-16 interested in studying art and design, this creative and fun workshop will inspire and motivate!

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NEW! Experimental Mark Making

Friday 13 April / 10:30am–4:30pm

This one-day workshop is a fantastic opportunity to experiment with mark making using silk screens and stencils.

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Tapestry Weaving Introduction / 2-day workshop

Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 April / 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 Saturday workshop

Saturdays, 21 and 28 April / 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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Fashion Drawing

Friday 27 April / 1:15pm – 4:15pm

Take this opportunity to learn fashion drawing skills from the Museum’s curator and author of the bestselling book How to Draw like a Fashion Designer Dennis Nothdruft.

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Silk Painting Workshop

Wednesday 2 May / 10:45am - 4:30pm

Achieve luminous effects on silk fabric taking inspiration from the colourful palette and beautiful designs that are synonymous with the designer Josef Frank.

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