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Prints, Patterns and Patina - a workshop with Martin Bergström - 28 March 2009

Innovative textile and fashion designer Martin Bergström explores the interface of fashion and art; “I regard a collection as being like an exhibition. Instead of creating paintings, I create clothes.” This is your opportunity to join in a fun, artistic afternoon and explore the creative process with a top designer in which participants will create prints out of their own drawings

(Please note, artistic skill is not a prerequisite). more

Mapping Fashion - a talk with Göran Sundberg - 6 March 2009

Multi-talented Göran Sundberg is both a fashion writer and a designer with his own label. A free-thinker, his talk will canter through developments in the Swedish fashion industry; the influence of London street culture; Pierre Bourdieu’s theories of cultural taste; the British class system and its apparel. Hold onto your top hats and cloth caps… more

Winter warmer beanie workshop - 14 February 2009

It's still cold outside, but we've got ways to warm you up this Valentine's Day!

Spend a cosy morning at the museum making yourself the perfect partner for February the 14th - a bejewelled pull-on hat that will attract admiring glances wherever you go.

With maverick milliner Mary Jane Baxter you'll learn how to recycle a jumper into a unique and practical beanie or turban. more

David Sassoon - talk and book signing - 11 February 2009

The FTM is delighted to welcome a designer whose name is synonymous with glamour

David Sassoon has long been associated with gorgeous, glamorous and essentially feminine designs - "I like clothes that flatter a woman and are sexy; if a woman feels good in the clothes I design, she looks good… I love colour and beautiful fabrics." more

Iain R Webb - in conversation with Hilary Alexander, Fashion Director at the Daily Telegraph - 12 December 2008

Time: 6.30pm – 8.00pm


Join us for a conversation with the celebrated writer Iain R Webb about his long held interest in Bill Gibb – the subject of his recent book Bill Gibb: Fashion and Fantasy. more

Brandon Mably Knitting Workshop - 6 December 2008

Brandon was inspired by working in the Kaffe Fassett studio to take up design himself and this workshop will provide an introduction on how to interpret colours from source material provided. He will guide participants in choosing a range of colours and how to apply them into a swatch. more

Kaffe Fassett – Lecture - 4 December 2008

Join the FTM for an inspiring talk with Kaffe Fassett, life long friend and designer partner of Bill Gibb. He will discuss works from his latest projects, including his patchwork quilt, fabric, needlepoint, mosaic, painting and knitting designs. more

Late night shopping and exhibition viewing - 4 December 2008

Join us on 4th Dec until 9.30pm for a fun and stylish evening of drinks, mince pies and Christmas shopping at the Fashion and Textile Museum, with a special 10% discount on purchases over £5

Recently named by Vogue magazine in its Secret Address book as one of the most fashionable streets in London, Bermondsey Street will be hosting a late night Christmas shopping evening in its unique shops and boutiques on Thursday 4th December, and the FTM will of course be taking part. more

Bees, Butterflies and Birds – Hand stitching and embroidery workshop - 29 November 2008

Inspired by Bill Gibb’s wonderful illustrations on nature, Naomi Ryder will guide you  through the process of creating your own designs with hand stitching and painting. Throughout the day you will experiment with various beading, appliqué and hand painting techniques, culminating in decorating a calico bag or silk scarf. more

Millinery Magic - festive fascinator workshop - 22 November 2008

You've already burned your bras, now it's time to scissor your stockings! Mary Jane Baxter is no ordinary milliner - her hats and headpieces are cleverly crafty.

Back by popular demand, you can join her in using vintage fabrics, buttons and bows, turning everyday trimmings into a seriously stylish fascinator. more

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