Workshops

Decorative Collage with Sarah Campbell

Saturday 25 August / 10.30am – 4.30pm (Sold out)

Spend a day creating decorative collages under the expert hand of Sarah Campbell. Participants will start by playing with techniques and will discuss how to consider shape, colour, form and motifs.

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Draw like a Designer / for Ages 12+

Wednesday 29 August / 11:30am or 2pm

Do you want to sharpen up your drawing skills? Look no further! Join us on this practical class to learn drawing tricks and design tips based on the Museum’s book How to Draw Like a Fashion Designer.

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Pattern Cutting Introduction / 2-day Saturday workshop

Saturdays, 1 and 8 September / 10:45am – 4:30pm (Sold Out)

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

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Orla Kiely Embroidery with the Royal School of Needlework

Wednesday 12 September / 10:45am–4:45pm (Sold out)

Join Helen Jones from the Royal School of Needlework in this intricate one day workshop drawing inspiration from the museum’s current exhibition Orla Kiely: A Life in Pattern.

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Cool Crochet with Katie / for Ages 12+

Friday 26 October | 11:30am or 2pm

Led by luxury knitwear designer Katie Jones, this 1.5-hour workshop will teach you the basics of of crochet.

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Pattern Cutting Introduction / 2-day Saturday workshop

Saturdays, 10 and 17 November / 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 21 November / 11:30 – 13:30pm

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

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Copy your Clothes / 1-day workshop

Fridays, 10:45am – 4:30pm on either 7 Dec or 11 Jan

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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Festive Collage with Sarah Campbell

Wednesday 12 December | 10.30am–4.30pm

Get in a festive mood and spend a day creating decorative collages under the expert hand of Sarah Campbell.

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Couture Techniques / 1-day workshop

Saturdays, 10.45am-4.30pm on either 20 Oct / 24 Nov / 15 Dec / 12 Jan

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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Festive Pompoms with Katie Jones

Wednesday 19 December | 11:30am or 2pm

Get creative this Christmas holiday and make your own colourful pompom decorations under the expert guidance of luxury knitwear designer Katie Jones.

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