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Fashion Drawing

Take this opportunity to learn fashion drawing skills from the Museum’s Head of Exhibitions and author of the bestselling book How to Draw like a Fashion Designer, Dennis Nothdruft. In this 2 hour drawing class learn and explore the basics of fashion drawing using simple but effective techniques on croquis to enable you to produce your ideas onto paper. Drawing skills are a must for any fashion designer wishing to express their ideas and an essential tool in the design process. In the world of computers drawing by hand is still advocated by top fashion designers as a starting point for any collection.

The class includes the opportunity to discuss hints and tips with Dennis with time to ask questions about his career as a leading curator of fashion.

Beginner Level: Suitable for people with little to no experience

Numbers are limited for this workshop, please book early to avoid disappointment. If you have any questions regarding this workshop, please get in touch.

Ticket: £60 includes equipment and exhibition entry.

BOOK YOUR TICKETS

Our number one priority is the health and wellbeing of our visitors and staff. We have made changes and introduced new measures to help keep you and our team safe during your workshop. We have also introduced safe visiting guidance throughout the Museum.

– On arrival you will be asked to queue outside the Museum in a socially distanced manner. Upon entry to the Museum foyer please check-in via the NHS Track and Trace app, before presenting your workshop ticket on your device or bring a note of your booking reference – there is no need to print.

– In line with government guidelines, all workshops are observing the ‘rule of six’. Each workshop is led by one tutor and attended by no more than five learners. We ask that you observe social distancing wherever possible throughout your workshop.

– Where possible, each participant will have use of a single set of equipment for the duration of the workshop. All equipment and furniture will be sanitised prior to your arrival and following your departure.

– Gloves will be available for use throughout the workshop.

– Hand sanitiser will be available throughout the Museum. Please sanitise your hands when entering and exiting the workshop space.

– Face coverings are required in all public areas of the Museum. For their safety and yours, our team are wearing masks. Please ensure you bring a face covering to your workshop.

– As we are not currently able to provide water, we ask that you please bring your own.

– Your workshop ticket includes exhibition entry. To facilitate this safely we ask that you visit during your lunch hour, at which time capacity has been adjusted accordingly.

– All Museum staff, including our workshop tutors, have received thorough training in the above new measures and are committed to following them diligently.

Couture Techniques

Led by Zandra Rhodes’ 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. Using a domestic sewing machine, you will learn a range of techniques such as French seam, pin hem, machine rolled hem with and without fishline, bias cut binding, button loops, satin stitch and pockets time permitting. You will come away with your own samples for each technique learnt in the class. This workshop is open to anyone who knows how to use a sewing machine. Please bring a notebook to take notes.

Numbers are limited for this workshop, please book early to avoid disappointment. If you have any questions regarding this workshop, please get in touch.

Price: £125 includes materials and exhibition entry.
BOOK YOUR TICKETS

Our number one priority is the health and wellbeing of our visitors and staff. We have made changes and introduced new measures to help keep you and our team safe during your workshop. We have also introduced safe visiting guidance throughout the Museum.

– On arrival you will be asked to queue outside the Museum in a socially distanced manner. Upon entry to the Museum foyer please check-in via the NHS Track and Trace app, before presenting your workshop ticket on your device or bring a note of your booking reference – there is no need to print.

– In line with government guidelines, all workshops are observing the ‘rule of six’. Each workshop is led by one tutor and attended by no more than five learners. We ask that you observe social distancing wherever possible throughout your workshop.

– Where possible, each participant will have use of a single set of equipment for the duration of the workshop. All equipment and furniture will be sanitised prior to your arrival and following your departure.

– Gloves will be available for use throughout the workshop.

– Hand sanitiser will be available throughout the Museum. Please sanitise your hands when entering and exiting the workshop space.

– Face coverings are required in all public areas of the Museum. For their safety and yours, our team are wearing masks. Please ensure you bring a face covering to your workshop.

– As we are not currently able to provide water, we ask that you please bring your own.

– Your workshop ticket includes exhibition entry. To facilitate this safely we ask that you visit during your lunch hour, at which time capacity has been adjusted accordingly.

– All Museum staff, including our workshop tutors, have received thorough training in the above new measures and are committed to following them diligently.

Couture Techniques

Led by Zandra Rhodes’ 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. Using a domestic sewing machine, you will learn a range of techniques such as French seam, pin hem, machine rolled hem with and without fishline, bias cut binding, button loops, satin stitch and pockets time permitting. You will come away with your own samples for each technique learnt in the class. This workshop is open to anyone who knows how to use a sewing machine. Please bring a notebook to take notes.

Numbers are limited for this workshop, please book early to avoid disappointment. If you have any questions regarding this workshop, please get in touch.

Price: £125 includes materials and exhibition entry.
BOOK YOUR TICKETS

Our number one priority is the health and wellbeing of our visitors and staff. We have made changes and introduced new measures to help keep you and our team safe during your workshop. We have also introduced safe visiting guidance throughout the Museum.

– On arrival you will be asked to queue outside the Museum in a socially distanced manner. Upon entry to the Museum foyer please check-in via the NHS Track and Trace app, before presenting your workshop ticket on your device or bring a note of your booking reference – there is no need to print.

– In line with government guidelines, all workshops are observing the ‘rule of six’. Each workshop is led by one tutor and attended by no more than five learners. We ask that you observe social distancing wherever possible throughout your workshop.

– Where possible, each participant will have use of a single set of equipment for the duration of the workshop. All equipment and furniture will be sanitised prior to your arrival and following your departure.

– Gloves will be available for use throughout the workshop.

– Hand sanitiser will be available throughout the Museum. Please sanitise your hands when entering and exiting the workshop space.

– Face coverings are required in all public areas of the Museum. For their safety and yours, our team are wearing masks. Please ensure you bring a face covering to your workshop.

– As we are not currently able to provide water, we ask that you please bring your own.

– Your workshop ticket includes exhibition entry. To facilitate this safely we ask that you visit during your lunch hour, at which time capacity has been adjusted accordingly.

– All Museum staff, including our workshop tutors, have received thorough training in the above new measures and are committed to following them diligently.

Pattern Cutting Introduction

Led by creative pattern maker Michelle Lewis participants will cover the basic rules of flat pattern cutting. The 2-day course focuses on using fashion blocks to create womenswear garment components including simple sleeves and skirts. This process will include bodice dart manipulations, style lines and how to add fullness through gathers and pleats.

You will be taught to use a block, identify balance lines, take measurements from the body and make basic fitting adjustments, dart manipulation, pivoting and slashing to create style lines and design components such as pleating and gathers, work with seam allowances and sew a toile, pattern terminology and how to use specialist equipment. Demonstrations will use size 10 fashion blocks.

No pattern cutting experience is necessary. This course is perfect for a beginner wanting to learn the principles as well as anyone who may have dressmaking experience but who now wants to experiment with their own patterns.

Equipment: Calico and specialist equipment is provided.

Michelle Lewis has worked as a pattern maker for London’s most renown luxury fashion labels, including Zandra Rhodes, Alexander McQueen, Nicole Farhi and Erdem. She has recently been employed internationally, to develop patterns for Burberry.

Numbers are limited for this workshop, please book early to avoid disappointment. If you have any questions regarding this workshop, please get in touch.

Ticket: £250 includes materials and exhibition entry.

BOOK YOUR TICKETS

Our number one priority is the health and wellbeing of our visitors and staff. We have made changes and introduced new measures to help keep you and our team safe during your workshop. We have also introduced safe visiting guidance throughout the Museum.

– On arrival you will be asked to queue outside the Museum in a socially distanced manner. Upon entry to the Museum foyer please check-in via the NHS Track and Trace app, before presenting your workshop ticket on your device or bring a note of your booking reference – there is no need to print.

– In line with government guidelines, all workshops are observing the ‘rule of six’. Each workshop is led by one tutor and attended by no more than five learners. We ask that you observe social distancing wherever possible throughout your workshop.

– Where possible, each participant will have use of a single set of equipment for the duration of the workshop. All equipment and furniture will be sanitised prior to your arrival and following your departure.

– Gloves will be available for use throughout the workshop.

– Hand sanitiser will be available throughout the Museum. Please sanitise your hands when entering and exiting the workshop space.

– Face coverings are required in all public areas of the Museum. For their safety and yours, our team are wearing masks. Please ensure you bring a face covering to your workshop.

– As we are not currently able to provide water, we ask that you please bring your own.

– Your workshop ticket includes exhibition entry. To facilitate this safely we ask that you visit during your lunch hour, at which time capacity has been adjusted accordingly.

– All Museum staff, including our workshop tutors, have received thorough training in the above new measures and are committed to following them diligently.

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