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Horrockses exhibition highlights talks - 24 September 2010

Join a member of the FTM’s curation team on this free tour, which will guide visitors round some of the key highlights and themes of the exhibition. more

In conversation with... Pat Albeck - 24 September 2010

Pat Albeck is an inspiration to anyone interested in textile design and print and she was one of the key designers for Horrockses in its 1950s hey-day. This is a rare opportunity to hear Pat discuss her work in those early days with FTM curator Dennis Nothdruft. She will talk about some of her designs that feature in the exhibition as well as her work after Horrockses. more

Make Do and Mend - 4 week course - 7 September 2010

Are you fed up not being able to take up a pair of trousers or alter something that just doesn’t quite fit? The skills many of our parents had have slowly died out but if you want to be able to learn how to extend the life of your clothes or make simple alterations with confidence, this is the course for you. more

Horrockses exhibition highlights talks - 27 August 2010

Join a member of the FTM’s curation team on this free tour, which will guide visitors round some of the key highlights and themes of the exhibition. more

50s fashion plates - print and pattern-a-go-go! - for ages 10 - 14 - 26 August 2010

Drawing inspiration from Horrockses Fashions this workshop will provide an introduction to developing fashion prints and surface decoration. Participants will develop their own patterns to apply to 50s fashion plates, using a variety of media and techniques. more

Designing Shoes - 5 day course - 23 August 2010

This introductory course takes you through the fascinating history of footwear from the bejewelled pumps of Elizabeth I to the bejewelled pumps of Jimmy Choo.

We will look at how shoes are made and learn how to design and illustrate our own ideas. The course ends with a practical design exercise following the stages taken by professional designers to produce a range of shoes. This will include illustrations and 3D mock-ups. Lead by Chris Hill who has been designing shoes for over twenty years, some of her students are now household names – Jimmy Choo, Emma Hope and Patrick Cox more

Print a Pinnie - for ages 7 - 11 - 18 August 2010

A great hands-on workshop inspired by our current exhibition. Budding designers will learn how to design their own block prints and decorate a vintage style apron, to take home with them more

Introduction to Handbag Design - 5 day course - 16 August 2010

Show us a woman who doesn’t like handbags and we will, er... eat  our handbag!

This one week course provides the opportunity to learn about the design process from sketching out your ideas, to choosing materials, creating your own design and producing a range of bags. This will include illustrating your own ideas.

This is an excellent opportunity to use your ideas and skills under the tutoring of Ann Saunders, who has extensive experience in the fashion industry. As design co-ordinator for Laura Ashley she specialised in accessories and was also responsible for styling, arranging shoots, staging fashion shows and the mail order catalogue. Anne is also a visiting lecturer at the London College of Fashion and runs her own accessories company. more

Vintage at Goodwood

Vintage at Goodwood is the first of what will be an annual music and fashion led celebration of creative British cool from the 40s to the 80s. It will feature the leading DJs, bands, collectors, purveyors of vintage clothing and vintage vinyl from each decade, as well as contemporary bands and brands.

It is the brainchild of designer Wayne Hemingway and the FTM will be playing a part with talks, workshops and activities throughout the three
days. more

Draw like a designer! Advanced fashion illustration for 12 - 16 year olds - 12 August 2010

FTM curator Dennis Nothdruft returns with his inspirational workshops for aspiring designers and illustrators. This workshop will cover retro style fashion drawing techniques. Participants will create original designs and develop their own 50s fashion plates. A drawing workshop for those who want to take their fashion illustration to the next level. more

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