What's On

 

 

Past Events

The Wool Pack - six week knitting club

This new club at the FTM is aimed at those who have little or no knitting experience but who have always wanted to learn the lovely art of knitting. Taught in a relaxed environment you will learn the basic techniques and stitches required to knit. Once you have mastered the basics you will put them into practice on a class project which will mean you have a finished article at the end of the course. more

Freehand An embroidery workshop led by Naomi Ryder - 26 September 2009

Back by popular demand - a repeat run of our sell out embroidery workshop with designer Naomi Ryder.

Come along to this embroidery workshop where you will be taught a number of hand-stitches and some freehand machine embroidery. You may wish to use the Undercover exhibition for inspiration or feel free to come with your own design ideas. 

Embroider logos, days of the week, insects, people, flowers; from the skills you learn you will be able to decorate and take home your own underwear pieces. All welcome.
 
Naomi Ryder is a textile designer and illustrator whose innovative work combines drawing and embroidery. She is much in demand with fashion designers and design companies. more

Summer activities for kids: Superheroes Need Pants! - 2009

14th August and 28th August

2pm–4pm

For ages: 6-10

What would Superman's costume be without his pants on the outside of his tights? Did Wonder Woman start the fashion for underwear as outerwear?

Come and join in this super-charged, fun session to design a costume for a brand new superhero with the FTM's special superhero dolls. more

Summer activities for kids: Draw Like a Designer - 2009

Thursdays in August - 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th

2.30–4pm

For ages: 10-14

Looking for ways to entertain your children during the long summer break? Look no further than the FTM to find interesting activities for a range of ages to inspire and entertain young minds.

FTM curator Dennis Nothdruft returns with some of his inspiring workshops for aspiring designers and illustrators.  Workshop participants will create original designs and develop their own templates as well as experiment with various media to create their own Super Summer Fashion Drawings!

For ages: 10-14 more

Perfect your pants An embellishment workshop led by Rachel Kenyon - 22 August 2009

Make your knickers zing... in this workshop there will be a cornucopia of lovely decorative trims, laces and ribbons. Rachel Kenyon will show you how you can make the simplest undergarment into a gorgeous, glamorous and unique piece of personal lingerie. Bring along a piece of underwear that you would like to transform. All welcome.
 
Rachel Kenyon runs Buttress and Snatch, the highly successful underwear label that specialises in bespoke frills and fanciness. Her products are worn by the likes of Christina Aguilera and Madonna. more

Freehand An embroidery workshop led by Naomi Ryder - 8 August 2009

Come along to this embroidery workshop where you will be taught a number of hand-stitches and some freehand machine embroidery. You may wish to use the Undercover exhibition for inspiration or feel free to come with your own design ideas. 

Embroider logos, days of the week, insects, people, flowers; from the skills you learn you will be able to decorate and take home your own underwear pieces. All welcome.
 
Naomi Ryder is a textile designer and illustrator whose innovative work combines drawing and embroidery. She is much in demand with fashion designers and design companies. more

Fashion and Jewellery courses starting at Newham College in September

 · Making It In Fashion

· Skills for the Fashion Industries

· Your Future In Fashion

· Jewellery Manufacturing Pre-Apprentice

For further information please email chris.hall@newham.ac.uk

Newham College – a grade 1 OUTSTANDING place to learn according to Ofsted more

'Undercover' - FTM @ the London Bridge Festival

Friday 24th and Saturday 25th July,  7.30 – 10.30pm

Two spectacular nights of music, poetry, film, catwalk and burlesque.

As part of the London Bridge Festival, the Fashion and Textile Museum has teamed up with events company 'I Think I’m Here Darling, Where Are You?' and event extraordinaire Albie Hueston to create two exciting evenings of unmissable entertainment this summer.

Each night a new delightful soiree set up against the museums fantastic exhibition.  For two nights only the exhibition, drenched in glamour, knickers, corsets and bras will be brimming with musicians, poets, dancers and designers who will entertain you into the evening.

Tickets will not only get you into the exhibition but will allow you to discover some of London's hot new creative talents. An exhibition and a show all rolled into one.

A definite date for the summer diary. more

Rigby & Peller A talk by June Kenton - 16 July 2009

The FTM is delighted that June Kenton, the owner of Rigby & Peller, is able to join us for an evening’s conversation. Rigby & Peller is the legendary company established by Mrs Rigby and Mrs Peller in South Molton Street in 1939. A family business, it is now run by June Kenton, her husband Harold and their son David. There are currently six Rigby & Peller stores. June Kenton is a Grantee of Royal Warrant to the Queen.

June Kenton will talk about the history of the company and how it has adapted itself to fashion trends while also maintaining its high standards of customer care. She will be bringing some items of bespoke underwear from the company’s archive.  more

Changing silhouettes: A talk by Gillian Proctor - 9 July 2009

Wasp waists, flat-chested flappers, pneumatic Jane Russell type bras of the 50s, bodystockings, push-up bras, tummy control knickers….women’s underwear has adapted to changing times. Leading lingerie expert Gillian Proctor looks at the relationship between fashion, social mores and the lingerie industry.
 
Gillian Proctor is an established expert in the history of lingerie. She is an author and consultant on the subject and Programme Leader for Contour Fashion and for Fashion & Contour Design at De Montfort University. more

Visit us

Map and Directions

Mailing List