Workshops

Silk Painting Workshop

Tuesday 6 October | 10:45am – 4.30pm | £125

This one-day workshop provides a structured introduction to the techniques of painting on silk and a master class in how to apply colour and create stunning designs.
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Copy Your Clothes

Friday 9 October | 10:45am–4:30pm | £125

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.
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Pattern Cutting Introduction

Saturdays, 10 and 17 October | 10:45am – 4:30pm | £250

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.
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Fabric Painting with Sarah Campbell

Friday 16 October | 10:45am – 4.30pm | £130

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

Thursday 22 October | 10:45am – 4:30pm | £125

Spend a day creating decorative collages under the expert hand of Sarah Campbell. Sarah will show samples of her own folded and collaged pieces; participants will start by exploring techniques and will discuss how to consider shape, colour, texture and form.
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Copy Your Clothes

Friday 13 November | 10:45am–4:30pm | £125

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.
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Fashion Drawing

Wednesday 18 November | 11.30am – 1.30pm | £60

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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Pattern Cutting Introduction

Saturdays, 21 and 28 November | 10:45am – 4:30pm | £250

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.
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Silk Painting Workshop

Tuesday 1 December | 10:45am – 4.30pm | £125

This one-day workshop provides a structured introduction to the techniques of painting on silk and a master class in how to apply colour and create stunning designs.
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Couture Techniques

Saturday 5 December | 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.
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Copy Your Clothes

Friday 11 December | 10:45am–4:30pm | £125

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.
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Copy Your Clothes

Friday 15 January 2021 | 10:45am–4:30pm | £125

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.
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Out of the Blue Butterfly: Hand Embroidery with the Royal School of Needlework

Thursday 4 February 2021 | 10:45am–4:45pm | £120

Join Sarah Smith from the Royal School of Needlework and learn how to create this stunning butterfly motif.
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Designers Guild Colour & Paint Workshop

Friday 1 May | 11:30am or 2pm | £30 (Postponed)

Join Designers Guild store design consultants for this hour and a half workshop and immerse yourself in colour.
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Designers Guild Colour, Pattern and Texture Workshop

Tuesday 2 June | 11:30am or 2pm | £20 (Postponed)

Join Designers Guild store design consultants for this hour long workshop dedicated to using pattern and geometrics in the home.
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Out of the Blue Butterfly: Hand Embroidery with the Royal School of Needlework

Tuesday 7 July | 10:45am–4:45pm | £120 (Postponed)

Join Sarah Smith from the Royal School of Needlework and learn how to create this stunning butterfly motif.
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