Workshops

Designers Guild Colour & Paint Workshop

Friday 1 May | 11:30am or 2pm | 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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Pattern Cutting Introduction

Saturdays, 6 and 13 June | 10:45am – 4:30pm | £190 (Postponed)

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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Fashion Drawing with Tea & Coffee

Tuesday 9 June | 11.30am – 1.30pm | £45 (Postponed)

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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Fabric Painting with Sarah Campbell

Wednesday 10 June | 10:45am – 4.30pm | £100 (Postponed)

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 12 June | 10:45am – 4:30pm | £95 (Postponed)

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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Introduction to Tapestry Weaving

Sunday 14 June | 11.15am – 4.15pm | £95 (Postponed)

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.

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Silk Painting Workshop

Wednesday 17 June | 10:45am–4.30pm | £95 (Postponed)

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

Tuesday 7 July | 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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Introduction to Tapestry Weaving

Tuesday 4 July | 11.15am – 4.15pm | £95

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.

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Pattern Cutting Introduction

Saturdays, 18 & 25 July | 10:45am – 4:30pm | £190

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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Creating Colour Palettes with Sarah Campbell

Saturday 18 & Sunday 19 July | 10.45am – 4.30pm | £195

Spend a weekend immersed in colour with expert textile designer Sarah Campbell. In this two-day colour master class participants will have the opportunity to hear Sarah discuss her design process and the importance of colour in her own work.

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Kids Collage with Sarah Campbell

Tuesday 28 July | 10.30am or 2:30pm | £30

Have fun experimenting with paper folding and collage techniques with expert textile designer Sarah Campbell. In this creative 2 hour workshop students will be shown a variety of collage and paper folding techniques using recycled papers, card and found materials.

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Couture Techniques

Saturday 1 August | 10:45am–4:30pm | £95

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

Saturday 8 & Sunday 9 August | 11:15am – 4:15pm | £190

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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T-Shirt Printing for Young Designers

Wednesday 12 August | 10:45am or 2pm | £40

This fun two hour workshop provides the opportunity to experiment with sublimation printing and screen printing.

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Fashion Drawing with Tea & Coffee

Thursday 13 August | 11.30am – 1.30pm | £45

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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Decorative Collage with Sarah Campbell

Tuesday 18 August | 10:45am–4:30pm | £100

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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Couture Techniques

Saturday 29 August | 10:45am–4:30pm | £95

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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Silk Painting Workshop

Wednesday 2 September | 10:45am – 4.30pm | £95

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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Pattern Cutting Introduction

Saturdays, 5 & 12 September | 10:45am – 4:30pm | £190

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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Introduction to Tapestry Weaving

Saturday 5 September | 11.15am – 4.15pm | £95

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.

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Fabric Painting with Sarah Campbell

Sunday 6 September | 10:45am – 4.30pm | £100

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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