Workshops

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 (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 Workshop

Wednesday 8 February / 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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Pattern Making on a Mannequin / 1-day workshop

Saturday 11 February / 10:45am – 4:30pm (Fully Booked)

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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Super Sketchbooks / for Ages 12-18

Tuesday 14 February / 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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Draw like a Designer / for Ages 12+

Wednesday 15 February / 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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Cool Crochet with Katie / for Ages 12+

Friday 17 February / 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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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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Fabric Painting with Sarah Campbell

Wednesday 1 March / 11.15am – 4.30pm


Design and paint a pattern for a home textile with Sarah Campbell. Following in the tradition of Josef Frank, with inspiration from his designs for the Wiener Werkstätte, Haus & Garten and Svenskt Tenn, learn to hand-paint fabric for your own home.

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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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Introduction to Dye Techniques

Wednesday 8 March / 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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Silk Painting Workshop

Friday 10 March / 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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Couture Techniques

Saturday 11 March 2017 / 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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Block Printing Workshop

Wednesday 15 March / 10:45am–4:30pm

Learn the basics of one of the oldest types of printmaking in this one day workshop with Botanical Inks founder Babs Behan.

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No Patterns Needed

Saturday 18 March 2017 / 10:45am–4:30pm (Fully Booked)

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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Fabric Painting with Sarah Campbell

Wednesday 22 March / 11.15am – 4.30pm


Design and paint a pattern for a home textile with Sarah Campbell. Following in the tradition of Josef Frank, with inspiration from his designs for the Wiener Werkstätte, Haus & Garten and Svenskt Tenn, learn to hand-paint fabric for your own home.

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Silk Painting Workshop

Friday 24 March / 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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Millinery Techniques – Floral Headpiece

Saturday 25 March | 10.45am or 2.30pm

The perfect introductory class for the budding milliner. Join the expert team at Atelier Millinery as they take you through the inspiring process of making a floral headpiece step-by-step from start to finish.

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Draw like a Designer / for Ages 12+

Wednesday 5 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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Cool Crochet with Katie / for Ages 12+

Friday 7 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

Saturday 8 April / 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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Introduction to Dye Techniques

Wednesday 19 April / 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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Pattern Making on a Mannequin

Saturday 29 April / 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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