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Teachers’ Evening with Sylvia Ayton - 10 July 2012

A private tour of the exhibition and an opportunity to meet some of the leading lights from one of Britain's most important cultural eras. Learn how to create a 'Pop' paper dress with ideas for other lessons. All participants will receive a teaching booklet, complimentary refreshments and a special 'Pop' poster from the museum to exhibit in your school or college more

Pop-Art Photographs with Photoshop - 7 July 2012

Book now for 20% off. Working with a ‘pop-art’ theme, learn how to transform your photographs into works of art. Suitable for absolute beginners as well as designers keen to improve their photoshop skills. more

Textile Repeat Pattern in Photoshop - 16 June 2012

Are you keen to create textile designs using digital techniques? This workshop will introduce you to the ingredients of a successful repeating pattern and how Photoshop can help achieve this. Using motifs and illustrations from the exhibition, you will learn how to create your own collection of repeat patterns and colourways. more

In Conversation with… Zandra Rhodes - Designing Heroines Lecture Series - 31 May 2012

Come and hear some of Britain’s most influential female designers from post-war to present day. Join design historian and author of Textile Revolution Samantha Erin Saffer in conversation with Zandra Rhodes. more

ARTISTS’ TEXTILES - Talk and Book Launch - 30 May 2012

Learn how Picasso, Dalí, Matisse, Moore, Steinberg, Nicholson, Warhol, and many other artists, helped develop textiles as a major 20th century art form after the Second World War. On the eve of the publication of a ground-breaking new survey, join authors Geoffrey Rayner, Richard Chamberlain and Annamarie Stapleton to learn why the collaboration between artists and textile manufacturers between 1940 and 1976 is unrivalled in modern art history. more

Abstract applique workshop led by Katherine May - 26 May 2012

Design and make a furnishing fabric for your home inspired by the textile designers Lucienne Day, Jacqueline Groag & Marian Mahler. A one day workshop, will take you through the design process, starting by making sketches from the exhibition. Then transform your drawings into simple and quick applique techniques layering bold geometrics with hand embroidered lines. Finish the day by sewing your fabric into a cushion cover(s) or keep it as a length to be made into a wall hanging. more

Print a Pocket Square - Lino Printing Workshop led by Maria Cooper - 19 May 2012

In this one-day workshop, the participants will be guided by Maria in the fundamental techniques of lino printing. Maria Cooper is a printed-textile designer who is crazy about all surface pattern. She is a Royal College of Art graduate and currently works for Zandra Rhodes. more

Designing Women Post-war British Textiles Study Day - 16 May 2012

Organised in association with the University of Brighton, this study day will discuss the post-war British textiles on display in the context of both the women who designed them and the spaces where they were used. Themes include: ‘Women designers and the design profession’; ‘Natasha Kroll, women designers and the retail environment’ and ‘From domestic decoration to public environment: situating post-war textiles’ with speakers Leah Armstrong, Dr Harriet Atkinson and Dr Lesley Whitworth. more

Hand-Painted Scarf Workshop led by Naomi Ryder - 12 May 2012

Join textile artist Naomi Ryder for an introduction to hand painting fabric. The participants will complete a hand-painted scarf of their own design by the end of the afternoon session. Naomi is based at Cockpit Arts and has been commissioned by shops including Southbank Centre and Mary Portas at House of Fraser. This is a unique opportunity to create your own product with a successful designer maker. Beginner level more

'What we wore and why we wore it' - History of Fashion Evening Lectures

This four-part series of lectures will trace the morphing silhouette of fashion from the mid-century to the present day, led by author of The Chronology of Fashion NJ Stevenson. more

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