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Draw like a designer - for ages 10 - 14 - 15 April 2010

In this popular creative workshop, FTM curator Dennis Nothdruft will inspire budding illustrators and designers by helping to develop basic fashion illustration techniques. more

The Wool Pack Knitting Club (Intermediate / Advanced knitters) - 14 April 2010

Every wednesday for six weeks, 6.30pm - 9pm

This six week course is for those who already have a sound understanding and practical ability to knit / crochet basic stitches, cast on and off and would like to take those basic knitting / crochet skills to the next level. Or perhaps you just enjoy knitting / crocheting in a friendly, enjoyable and relaxed environment with others in the group who want to achieve the same thing.
During the six weeks you will work on your chosen project at your own pace in the class with an experienced teacher to help guide / assist you with any knitting / crochet issues you may have.  more

The Wool Pack - beginners knitting course - 13 April 2010

This six week course is aimed at someone who has very little or no knitting understanding and has always wanted to learn the lovely art of knitting. The course aims to teach you the basic techniques and stitches required to knit whilst learning in a relaxed environment.

The teacher has prepared some easy to knit projects which the student can choose to knit in class with the teacher's guidance. The aim of the project is to allow you to practice the basic knitting you have just learned, read a basic knit pattern and complete the course with something you can use or wear. more

Free Easter Holiday fashion courses for 16-18 year olds.

The FTM has a programme of two-day courses over the Easter period to inspire a new generation of young creatives.

The courses are completely free - and materials and a light lunch will be provided. more

Very Sanderson - Curator's Lecture and Book Signing - 26 March 2010

Very Sanderson has been curated by academic and textile authority Mary Schoeser and at this talk she will be sharing her insights into the exhibition, the history of Sanderson and its place in the history of interiors.

The exhibition is also accompanied by a lavishly illustrated book published by Thames & Hudson which Mary has edited and she will also be signing copies on the night. more

Very Sanderson

Sanderson was founded by Arthur Sanderson in 1860 and for the last 150 years has been at the forefront of English decoration - producing the first coordinated collection of mass-produced wallpapers and fabrics in Britain. It also introduced a number of important technical innovations as well as developing a range of textiles and wallpapers by influential designers and  Britain's first 'infinite' range of colours in household paints. 

During its illustrious history the company has amassed a huge collection of wallpapers and textiles representing the many changing faces and fads of interior decoration. Celebrating 150 years of the company this exhibition highlights the best of its archive as well as brand new collections. Full of surprises, it will fascinate and inform those whose tastes run from the Arts & Crafts style, jazzy Moderne, fifties' Festival designs and Pop patterns, to decidedly contemporary art and decor. more

Curator's tour - 26 February 2010

On the last Friday of every month you can join one of the FTM's curatorial team for a free tour of the exhibition - guiding you through the highlights and key pieces featured. more

Kids workshop: Pop Frocks - 19 February 2010

A great hands-on workshop for 6-10 year olds to make a mini dress in line with the sixties theme and decorate it. more

Half term kids activities

Keep your children entertained this half term with these fun activities here at the Fashion and Textile Museum. With activities for kids of all ages, why not drop them off and browse the exhibition, check out the jewellery/accessories in Shop@FTM or put your feet up in the café. 

Urban jazz moves – dance classes for children  - 17th Feb

Draw Like a Designer - For children age 10-14 (17th/18th Feb)

Pop Frocks  - For children age 6-10 - (19th Feb) more

Kids workshop: Draw Like a Designer

17th Feb, repeated 18th Feb - FTM curator Dennis Nothdruft returns with his inspiring workshops for aspiring designers and illustrators.

For kids 10-14 years. more

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