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Shedding the Shackles: Women’s Empowerment Through Craft

On Thursday 5 August join textile artist Lynne Stein, as she shares her practice and discusses her new book, Shedding the Shackles: Women’s Empowerment through Craft. (publ. Bloomsbury/Herbert Press).

Shedding the Shackles offers a fascinating glimpse into women’s craft enterprises and the positive impact their individual projects have on providing a sustainable lifestyle. Throughout the book, Lynne looks at female craft practices which particularly address issues of female empowerment; and she tells the stories of twelve women’s craft initiatives, with an emphasis upon age-old matriarchal traditions and techniques, indigenous materials, and the positive impact their projects have on the route to breaking the poverty cycle, and addressing gender inequality.

Lynne will begin the evening with a brief introduction and a look inside her studio, exploring her tools, techniques and  a few examples of her work, and she will read a few relevant passages from the book, to set the scene. Next, Lynne will share some fascinating extracts from her book, in a slideshow presentation, discussing also the context of her own practice and her motivations as a writer. Finally, time permitting, Lynne will also present a selection of some of the objects featured, revealing a little more of their stories, with an opportunity to ask questions, to discover more about Lynne, her work and her experiences of celebrating the artisanal excellence of women in craft, in Shedding the Shackles.

Lynne Stein is an experienced textile artist who has been exhibited widely, and has been commissioned for a variety of public, corporate and domestic spaces. She has taught extensively in community, educational and healthcare settings, runs private workshops, and has been the recipient of support from Arts Council England. Lynne ran a successful community project with AgeUK, in honour of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. She has also run an annual interfaith community textile project in Jerusalem.

Tickets: £5

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This talk will take place on the streaming platform Microsoft Teams Live, details of how to access the talk will be included in your booking confirmation. You will receive a unique link via email prior to the event, if you are planning to use a smartphone or tablet you will need to download the Microsoft Teams App which can be found for free in your devices App Store. Please ensure you are using the most recent operating system on your device and you can access Microsoft Teams to ensure you have the best experience.  Please note the tickets sales cut-off for this event is 2 hours before the start time.  

The talk starts at 6pm and lasts for approximately 1.5 hours, followed by a Q&A session at the end.  

Online Events take place live at the time and date specified above. A recording of the Online Event is not included in the purchase of your ticket. If you are unavailable at the time and date above, please keep an eye on our Events on Demand, where all recordings that meet our quality specifications will be available to purchase in due course. 

If you have any questions regarding this talk, please get in touch.

Copy Your Clothes

Is there a favourite shirt you wished was available in another fabric or a skirt worn so much that it has become threadbare? In this 1-day workshop led by the Museum’s pattern cutting tutor and creative pattern maker Michelle Lewis, learn the skills used by couture fashion houses to copy elements of historical garments without the need to pull them apart.

Under the guidance of the expert tutor, students will be taught the following skills:

  • Identifying the components of a garment
  • Copying the basic garment shapes and details (such as pockets, pleats, gathers)
  • Basics of pattern drafting
  • Adding balance lines, grain lines, seam allowances, notches and cutting instructions
  • How to check the patterns for accuracy

Bring in two simple garments or one more challenging garment to begin and finish at home in your own time. Using techniques used by couture pattern makers, students will use voile fabric to map out their garment. Michelle will then demonstrate how to transfer the voile pattern to paper.

Beginners are welcome. No previous pattern making experience is necessary, but students would benefit more if they have some prior sewing experience.

Equipment: Muslin and specialist equipment is provided but students will need to bring a notebook and pen to make their own notes through the workshop.

Michelle Lewis has over 10 years of pattern making experience and has worked in London and internationally for renowned luxury fashion labels including Zandra Rhodes.

Numbers are limited for this workshop, please book early to avoid disappointment. If you have any questions regarding this workshop, please get in touch.

Price: £125 includes materials and exhibition entry.

BOOK YOUR TICKETS

The Fashion and Textile Museum operates in line with all government guidance in relation to COVID-19. We regularly review our procedures and practices in order to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our visitors and staff. Find our full visiting guidance here.

– If you or anyone that you have recently been in contact with is displaying symptoms of COVID-19, please do not attend your workshop. If you are unable to attend your workshop for reasons related to COVID-19, please get in touch and we will be happy to reschedule your ticket(s).

– It is no longer mandatory for you to wear a face covering during your workshop. However, we strongly encourage their use wherever possible.

– Hand sanitiser stations remain in place throughout the Fashion and Textile Museum. Please use them as directed throughout your workshop, including when entering and exiting the space.

– Gloves will be available for use throughout your workshop.

– Additional cleaning of our galleries and toilets remains in place, as well as door handles, handrails, and other key areas, including our workshops spaces.

– All Museum staff, including our workshop tutors, have received thorough training in the above new measures and are committed to following them diligently.

Couture Techniques

Led by Zandra Rhodes’ dress maker Jolanta Cerniauskiene, this popular 1-day workshop will give you the know-how and confidence to work with high end fabrics such as chiffon and silk satin. Using a domestic sewing machine, you will learn a range of techniques such as French seam, pin hem, machine rolled hem with and without fishline, bias cut binding, button loops, satin stitch and pockets time permitting. You will come away with your own samples for each technique learnt in the class. This workshop is open to anyone who knows how to use a sewing machine. Please bring a notebook to take notes.

Numbers are limited for this workshop, please book early to avoid disappointment. If you have any questions regarding this workshop, please get in touch.

Price: £125 includes materials and exhibition entry.
BOOK YOUR TICKETS

The Fashion and Textile Museum operates in line with all government guidance in relation to COVID-19. We regularly review our procedures and practices in order to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our visitors and staff. Find our full visiting guidance here.

– If you or anyone that you have recently been in contact with is displaying symptoms of COVID-19, please do not attend your workshop. If you are unable to attend your workshop for reasons related to COVID-19, please get in touch and we will be happy to reschedule your ticket(s).

– It is no longer mandatory for you to wear a face covering during your workshop. However, we strongly encourage their use wherever possible.

– Hand sanitiser stations remain in place throughout the Fashion and Textile Museum. Please use them as directed throughout your workshop, including when entering and exiting the space.

– Gloves will be available for use throughout your workshop.

– Additional cleaning of our galleries and toilets remains in place, as well as door handles, handrails, and other key areas, including our workshops spaces.

– All Museum staff, including our workshop tutors, have received thorough training in the above new measures and are committed to following them diligently.

Pattern Cutting Introduction

Led by creative pattern maker Michelle Lewis participants will cover the basic rules of flat pattern cutting. The 2-day course focuses on using fashion blocks to create womenswear garment components including simple sleeves and skirts. This process will include bodice dart manipulations, style lines and how to add fullness through gathers and pleats.

You will be taught to use a block, identify balance lines, take measurements from the body and make basic fitting adjustments, dart manipulation, pivoting and slashing to create style lines and design components such as pleating and gathers, work with seam allowances and sew a toile, pattern terminology and how to use specialist equipment. Demonstrations will use size 10 fashion blocks.

No pattern cutting experience is necessary. This course is perfect for a beginner wanting to learn the principles as well as anyone who may have dressmaking experience but who now wants to experiment with their own patterns.

Equipment: Calico and specialist equipment is provided.

Michelle Lewis has worked as a pattern maker for London’s most renown luxury fashion labels, including Zandra Rhodes, Alexander McQueen, Nicole Farhi and Erdem. She has recently been employed internationally, to develop patterns for Burberry.

Numbers are limited for this workshop, please book early to avoid disappointment. If you have any questions regarding this workshop, please get in touch.

Ticket: £250 includes materials and exhibition entry.

BOOK YOUR TICKETS

The Fashion and Textile Museum operates in line with all government guidance in relation to COVID-19. We regularly review our procedures and practices in order to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our visitors and staff. Find our full visiting guidance here.

– If you or anyone that you have recently been in contact with is displaying symptoms of COVID-19, please do not attend your workshop. If you are unable to attend your workshop for reasons related to COVID-19, please get in touch and we will be happy to reschedule your ticket(s).

– It is no longer mandatory for you to wear a face covering during your workshop. However, we strongly encourage their use wherever possible.

– Hand sanitiser stations remain in place throughout the Fashion and Textile Museum. Please use them as directed throughout your workshop, including when entering and exiting the space.

– Gloves will be available for use throughout your workshop.

– Additional cleaning of our galleries and toilets remains in place, as well as door handles, handrails, and other key areas, including our workshops spaces.

– All Museum staff, including our workshop tutors, have received thorough training in the above new measures and are committed to following them diligently.

Pattern Cutting Introduction

Led by creative pattern maker Michelle Lewis participants will cover the basic rules of flat pattern cutting. The 2-day course focuses on using fashion blocks to create womenswear garment components including simple sleeves and skirts. This process will include bodice dart manipulations, style lines and how to add fullness through gathers and pleats.

You will be taught to use a block, identify balance lines, take measurements from the body and make basic fitting adjustments, dart manipulation, pivoting and slashing to create style lines and design components such as pleating and gathers, work with seam allowances and sew a toile, pattern terminology and how to use specialist equipment. Demonstrations will use size 10 fashion blocks.

No pattern cutting experience is necessary. This course is perfect for a beginner wanting to learn the principles as well as anyone who may have dressmaking experience but who now wants to experiment with their own patterns.

Equipment: Calico and specialist equipment is provided.

Michelle Lewis has worked as a pattern maker for London’s most renown luxury fashion labels, including Zandra Rhodes, Alexander McQueen, Nicole Farhi and Erdem. She has recently been employed internationally, to develop patterns for Burberry.

Numbers are limited for this workshop, please book early to avoid disappointment. If you have any questions regarding this workshop, please get in touch.

Ticket: £250 includes materials and exhibition entry.

BOOK YOUR TICKETS

The Fashion and Textile Museum operates in line with all government guidance in relation to COVID-19. We regularly review our procedures and practices in order to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our visitors and staff. Find our full visiting guidance here.

– If you or anyone that you have recently been in contact with is displaying symptoms of COVID-19, please do not attend your workshop. If you are unable to attend your workshop for reasons related to COVID-19, please get in touch and we will be happy to reschedule your ticket(s).

– It is no longer mandatory for you to wear a face covering during your workshop. However, we strongly encourage their use wherever possible.

– Hand sanitiser stations remain in place throughout the Fashion and Textile Museum. Please use them as directed throughout your workshop, including when entering and exiting the space.

– Gloves will be available for use throughout your workshop.

– Additional cleaning of our galleries and toilets remains in place, as well as door handles, handrails, and other key areas, including our workshops spaces.

– All Museum staff, including our workshop tutors, have received thorough training in the above new measures and are committed to following them diligently.

Pattern Cutting Introduction

Led by creative pattern maker Michelle Lewis participants will cover the basic rules of flat pattern cutting. The 2-day course focuses on using fashion blocks to create womenswear garment components including simple sleeves and skirts. This process will include bodice dart manipulations, style lines and how to add fullness through gathers and pleats.

You will be taught to use a block, identify balance lines, take measurements from the body and make basic fitting adjustments, dart manipulation, pivoting and slashing to create style lines and design components such as pleating and gathers, work with seam allowances and sew a toile, pattern terminology and how to use specialist equipment. Demonstrations will use size 10 fashion blocks.

No pattern cutting experience is necessary. This course is perfect for a beginner wanting to learn the principles as well as anyone who may have dressmaking experience but who now wants to experiment with their own patterns.

Equipment: Calico and specialist equipment is provided.

Michelle Lewis has worked as a pattern maker for London’s most renown luxury fashion labels, including Zandra Rhodes, Alexander McQueen, Nicole Farhi and Erdem. She has recently been employed internationally, to develop patterns for Burberry.

Numbers are limited for this workshop, please book early to avoid disappointment. If you have any questions regarding this workshop, please get in touch.

Ticket: £250 includes materials and exhibition entry.

BOOK YOUR TICKETS

The Fashion and Textile Museum operates in line with all government guidance in relation to COVID-19. We regularly review our procedures and practices in order to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our visitors and staff. Find our full visiting guidance here.

– If you or anyone that you have recently been in contact with is displaying symptoms of COVID-19, please do not attend your workshop. If you are unable to attend your workshop for reasons related to COVID-19, please get in touch and we will be happy to reschedule your ticket(s).

– It is no longer mandatory for you to wear a face covering during your workshop. However, we strongly encourage their use wherever possible.

– Hand sanitiser stations remain in place throughout the Fashion and Textile Museum. Please use them as directed throughout your workshop, including when entering and exiting the space.

– Gloves will be available for use throughout your workshop.

– Additional cleaning of our galleries and toilets remains in place, as well as door handles, handrails, and other key areas, including our workshops spaces.

– All Museum staff, including our workshop tutors, have received thorough training in the above new measures and are committed to following them diligently.

Couture Techniques

Led by Zandra Rhodes’ dress maker Jolanta Cerniauskiene, this popular 1-day workshop will give you the know-how and confidence to work with high end fabrics such as chiffon and silk satin. Using a domestic sewing machine, you will learn a range of techniques such as French seam, pin hem, machine rolled hem with and without fishline, bias cut binding, button loops, satin stitch and pockets time permitting. You will come away with your own samples for each technique learnt in the class. This workshop is open to anyone who knows how to use a sewing machine. Please bring a notebook to take notes.

Numbers are limited for this workshop, please book early to avoid disappointment. If you have any questions regarding this workshop, please get in touch.

Price: £125 includes materials and exhibition entry.
BOOK YOUR TICKETS

The Fashion and Textile Museum operates in line with all government guidance in relation to COVID-19. We regularly review our procedures and practices in order to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our visitors and staff. Find our full visiting guidance here.

– If you or anyone that you have recently been in contact with is displaying symptoms of COVID-19, please do not attend your workshop. If you are unable to attend your workshop for reasons related to COVID-19, please get in touch and we will be happy to reschedule your ticket(s).

– It is no longer mandatory for you to wear a face covering during your workshop. However, we strongly encourage their use wherever possible.

– Hand sanitiser stations remain in place throughout the Fashion and Textile Museum. Please use them as directed throughout your workshop, including when entering and exiting the space.

– Gloves will be available for use throughout your workshop.

– Additional cleaning of our galleries and toilets remains in place, as well as door handles, handrails, and other key areas, including our workshops spaces.

– All Museum staff, including our workshop tutors, have received thorough training in the above new measures and are committed to following them diligently.

Couture Techniques

Led by Zandra Rhodes’ dress maker Jolanta Cerniauskiene, this popular 1-day workshop will give you the know-how and confidence to work with high end fabrics such as chiffon and silk satin. Using a domestic sewing machine, you will learn a range of techniques such as French seam, pin hem, machine rolled hem with and without fishline, bias cut binding, button loops, satin stitch and pockets time permitting. You will come away with your own samples for each technique learnt in the class. This workshop is open to anyone who knows how to use a sewing machine. Please bring a notebook to take notes.

Numbers are limited for this workshop, please book early to avoid disappointment. If you have any questions regarding this workshop, please get in touch.

Price: £125 includes materials and exhibition entry.
BOOK YOUR TICKETS

The Fashion and Textile Museum operates in line with all government guidance in relation to COVID-19. We regularly review our procedures and practices in order to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our visitors and staff. Find our full visiting guidance here.

– If you or anyone that you have recently been in contact with is displaying symptoms of COVID-19, please do not attend your workshop. If you are unable to attend your workshop for reasons related to COVID-19, please get in touch and we will be happy to reschedule your ticket(s).

– It is no longer mandatory for you to wear a face covering during your workshop. However, we strongly encourage their use wherever possible.

– Hand sanitiser stations remain in place throughout the Fashion and Textile Museum. Please use them as directed throughout your workshop, including when entering and exiting the space.

– Gloves will be available for use throughout your workshop.

– Additional cleaning of our galleries and toilets remains in place, as well as door handles, handrails, and other key areas, including our workshops spaces.

– All Museum staff, including our workshop tutors, have received thorough training in the above new measures and are committed to following them diligently.

Couture Techniques

Led by Zandra Rhodes’ dress maker Jolanta Cerniauskiene, this popular 1-day workshop will give you the know-how and confidence to work with high end fabrics such as chiffon and silk satin. Using a domestic sewing machine, you will learn a range of techniques such as French seam, pin hem, machine rolled hem with and without fishline, bias cut binding, button loops, satin stitch and pockets time permitting. You will come away with your own samples for each technique learnt in the class. This workshop is open to anyone who knows how to use a sewing machine. Please bring a notebook to take notes.

Numbers are limited for this workshop, please book early to avoid disappointment. If you have any questions regarding this workshop, please get in touch.

Price: £125 includes materials and exhibition entry.
BOOK YOUR TICKETS

The Fashion and Textile Museum operates in line with all government guidance in relation to COVID-19. We regularly review our procedures and practices in order to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our visitors and staff. Find our full visiting guidance here.

– If you or anyone that you have recently been in contact with is displaying symptoms of COVID-19, please do not attend your workshop. If you are unable to attend your workshop for reasons related to COVID-19, please get in touch and we will be happy to reschedule your ticket(s).

– It is no longer mandatory for you to wear a face covering during your workshop. However, we strongly encourage their use wherever possible.

– Hand sanitiser stations remain in place throughout the Fashion and Textile Museum. Please use them as directed throughout your workshop, including when entering and exiting the space.

– Gloves will be available for use throughout your workshop.

– Additional cleaning of our galleries and toilets remains in place, as well as door handles, handrails, and other key areas, including our workshops spaces.

– All Museum staff, including our workshop tutors, have received thorough training in the above new measures and are committed to following them diligently.

Copy Your Clothes

Is there a favourite shirt you wished was available in another fabric or a skirt worn so much that it has become threadbare? In this 1-day workshop led by the Museum’s pattern cutting tutor and creative pattern maker Michelle Lewis, learn the skills used by couture fashion houses to copy elements of historical garments without the need to pull them apart.

Under the guidance of the expert tutor, students will be taught the following skills:

  • Identifying the components of a garment
  • Copying the basic garment shapes and details (such as pockets, pleats, gathers)
  • Basics of pattern drafting
  • Adding balance lines, grain lines, seam allowances, notches and cutting instructions
  • How to check the patterns for accuracy

Bring in two simple garments or one more challenging garment to begin and finish at home in your own time. Using techniques used by couture pattern makers, students will use voile fabric to map out their garment. Michelle will then demonstrate how to transfer the voile pattern to paper.

Beginners are welcome. No previous pattern making experience is necessary, but students would benefit more if they have some prior sewing experience.

Equipment: Muslin and specialist equipment is provided but students will need to bring a notebook and pen to make their own notes through the workshop.

Michelle Lewis has over 10 years of pattern making experience and has worked in London and internationally for renowned luxury fashion labels including Zandra Rhodes.

Numbers are limited for this workshop, please book early to avoid disappointment. If you have any questions regarding this workshop, please get in touch.

Price: £125 includes materials and exhibition entry.

BOOK YOUR TICKETS

The Fashion and Textile Museum operates in line with all government guidance in relation to COVID-19. We regularly review our procedures and practices in order to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our visitors and staff. Find our full visiting guidance here.

– If you or anyone that you have recently been in contact with is displaying symptoms of COVID-19, please do not attend your workshop. If you are unable to attend your workshop for reasons related to COVID-19, please get in touch and we will be happy to reschedule your ticket(s).

– It is no longer mandatory for you to wear a face covering during your workshop. However, we strongly encourage their use wherever possible.

– Hand sanitiser stations remain in place throughout the Fashion and Textile Museum. Please use them as directed throughout your workshop, including when entering and exiting the space.

– Gloves will be available for use throughout your workshop.

– Additional cleaning of our galleries and toilets remains in place, as well as door handles, handrails, and other key areas, including our workshops spaces.

– All Museum staff, including our workshop tutors, have received thorough training in the above new measures and are committed to following them diligently.

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