Workshops

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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Peruvian Inspired Hand Embroidery with the Royal School of Needlework

Wednesday 28 August | 10:45am – 4:45pm

Join Helen Jones from the Royal School of Needlework for this one day workshop and learn how to stitch this colourful motif inspired by the museum’s exhibition Weavers of the Clouds: Textile Arts of Peru.

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The Power of Peruvian Food: Superfood Masterclass with Martin Morales

Thursday 29 August | 3–4pm

Join award-winning 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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Cool Crochet Basics

Sunday 1 September | 11:30am or 2pm

Led by luxury knitwear designer Katie Jones, this colourful 1.5-hour workshop will teach you the basics of crochet. Experiment with stitches whilst making your own chunky statement necklace or head piece.

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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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Couture Techniques

Saturday 12 October | 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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Copy Your Clothes

Friday 18 October | 10:45am–4:30pm

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.

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Pattern Cutting Introduction | 2-day Saturday workshop

Saturdays, 19 and 26 October | 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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Copy Your Clothes

Friday 1 November | 10:45am–4:30pm

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.

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Couture Techniques

Saturday 2 November | 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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Pattern Cutting Introduction | 2-day Saturday workshop

Saturdays, 16 and 23 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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Copy Your Clothes

Friday 29 November | 10:45am–4:30pm

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.

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Couture Techniques

Saturday 30 November | 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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