Workshops

Copy Your Clothes

Friday 28 June | 10:45am–4:30pm (Sold Out)

In this new 1-day workshop led by the Museum’s pattern cutting tutors 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.

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Pattern Cutting Introduction | 2-day Saturday workshop

Saturdays, 29 June and 6 July | 10:45am – 4:30pm

Led by creative pattern maker Michelle Lewis participants will cover the basic rules of flat pattern cutting.

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Fashion Drawing

Wednesday 10 July | 11:30-1:30pm

Take this opportunity to learn fashion drawing skills from the Museum’s head of exhibitions and author of the bestselling book How to Draw like a Fashion Designer, Dennis Nothdruft.

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Couture Techniques

Saturday 13 July | 10:45am–4:30pm

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.

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Peruvian Inspired Hand Embroidery with the Royal School of Needlework

Wednesday 17 July | 10:45am–4:45pm

Inspired by both historic and contemporary Peruvian costume, Helen has created this stunning motif using the vibrant colours and flowers associated with Peru.

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The Power of Peruvian Food: Ceviche Masterclass with Martin Morales

Thursday 18 July | 3–4pm

Join Peruvian chef Martin Morales on this special ceviche masterclass. Having popularised ceviche in London, Martin will teach participants some easy to learn but fun skills and techniques in the art of making of ceviches, what ingredients to pair together using either fish or vegetables.

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Introduction to Tapestry Weaving

Saturday 20 July | 11.15am – 4.30pm (Sold Out)

Led by master weaver Caron Penney this vibrant and lively one day tapestry weaving workshop will give you the confidence to develop basic weave techniques used to create a tapestry. These include plain weave, soft diagonals, hatching, blending and shaping. At the end of the workshop participants will take home a completed tapestry.

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Fabric Painting with Sarah Campbell

Sunday 21 July | 11.15am – 4.30pm

Design and paint a pattern for a home textile with Sarah Campbell. Under the guidance and expertise of textile pattern-painter Sarah Campbell you will leave this workshop with enough hand painted cloth to perk up your home and make an accessory of your choice – a bag, a cushion, a wall-hanging or throw.

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Copy Your Clothes

Friday 26 July | 10:45am–4:30pm (Sold Out)

In this new 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.

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Sublimation Printing & Metallic Foiling

Saturday 27 July | 10:30am–4:30pm

In this one-day workshop students will experiment using a heat press by foiling and fusing metallic materials. Towards the end of the workshop printers will have the opportunity to transform a set of notebooks, cards and gift tags using the foiling techniques.

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MUSEUM SUMMER SCHOOL 2019

Short 4-day courses in July and August for Young Designers

These summer holiday short courses are the ideal opportunity for improving your drawing, design and digital skills alongside other young people who share your enthusiasm. The Museum Young Designers Summer School offers students aged 12-18 the opportunity to learn and practise their design skills to create a portfolio of work.

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Couture Techniques

Saturday 3 August | 10:45am–4:30pm

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.

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Creating Colour Palettes with Sarah Campbell

Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 August | 11.15am – 4.30pm

Spend a weekend immersed in colour with expert textile designer Sarah Campbell.

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Pattern Cutting Introduction | 2-day Saturday workshop

Saturdays, 10 and 17 August | 10:45am – 4:30pm

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.

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Draw like a Designer

Friday 16 August | 11.30am or 2pm

Do you want to sharpen up your drawing skills? Look no further! Join textile and fashion designer Suki Bourne on this practical 1 hour workshop to learn fashion drawing tricks based on the Museum’s best-selling books How to Draw Like a Fashion Designer and How to Draw Vintage Fashion.

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Peruvian Inspired Silk Painting | 2-day workshop

Wednesday 21 and Thursday 22 August | 10:45am–4.30pm

This two-day workshop provides a structured introduction to the techniques of painting on silk and a master class in how to apply colour inspired by the textile arts of Peru.

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Copy Your Clothes

Friday 23 August | 10:45am–4:30pm (Sold Out)

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 new 1-day workshop led by the Museum’s pattern cutting tutors 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.

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The Power of Peruvian Food: Superfood Masterclass with Martin Morales

Thursday 29 August | 3–4pm

Join Peruvian chef Martin Morales on this masterclass on how to select and cook with Peruvian superfoods.

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Couture Techniques

Saturday 31 August | 10:45am–4:30pm

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.

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Weaving Colour: 2-Day Tapestry Workshop

Sat 7 and Sun 8 September | 11:15am–4:15pm

Take colour inspiration from the current exhibition and learn a traditional skill on this two day tapestry workshop concentrating on colour.

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