Couture Techniques

Saturday 31 July | 10:45am - 4:30pm | £125

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 via our contact form.

Price: £125 includes materials and exhibition entry.

Our number one priority is the health and wellbeing of our visitors and staff. We have made changes and introduced new measures to help keep you and our team safe during your workshop. We have also introduced safe visiting guidance throughout the Museum.

– On arrival you will be asked to queue outside the Museum in a socially distanced manner. Upon entry to the Museum foyer please check-in via the NHS Track and Trace app, before presenting your workshop ticket on your device or bring a note of your booking reference – there is no need to print.

– In line with government guidelines, all workshops are observing the ‘rule of six’. Each workshop is led by one tutor and attended by no more than five learners. We ask that you observe social distancing wherever possible throughout your workshop.

– Where possible, each participant will have use of a single set of equipment for the duration of the workshop. All equipment and furniture will be sanitised prior to your arrival and following your departure.

– Gloves will be available for use throughout the workshop.

– Hand sanitiser will be available throughout the Museum. Please sanitise your hands when entering and exiting the workshop space.

– Face coverings are required in all public areas of the Museum. For their safety and yours, our team are wearing masks. Please ensure you bring a face covering to your workshop.

– As we are not currently able to provide water, we ask that you please bring your own.

– Your workshop ticket includes exhibition entry. To facilitate this safely we ask that you visit during your lunch hour, at which time capacity has been adjusted accordingly.

– 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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