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Workshops

Pattern Cutting Introduction

Saturdays, 23 and 30 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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Draw Like a Designer

Wednesday 27 October | 11:30am or 2pm | £15

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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Copy Your Clothes

Friday 29 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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Couture Techniques

Saturday 6 November | 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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Pattern Cutting Introduction

Saturdays, 13 and 20 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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Fabric Painting with Sarah Campbell

Wednesday 17 November | 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

Wednesday 24 November| 10:45am - 4:30pm | £125

Spend a day creating decorative collages under the expert hand of Sarah Campbell.
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Copy Your Clothes

Friday 26 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

Friday 3 December | 11:30-1:30pm | £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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Couture Techniques

Saturday 4 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.
more

Fabric Painting with Sarah Campbell

Tuesday 7 December | 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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Behind the Seams: the Beautiful People

Wednesday 8 December | 11:30am - 1pm | £50

At Behind the Seams: the Beautiful People, Fashion and Textile Museum Collections Officer, Gill Cochrane, offers the rare opportunity to explore pieces by iconic designers of the 60s and 70s, specially selected from the Museum’s own collection.
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Silk Painting

Wednesday 15 December | 10:45am - 16:30pm | £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 17 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.
more

Silk Painting

Tuesday 11 January | 10:45am - 16:30pm | £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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Decorative Collage

Wednesday 12 January | 10:45am - 4:30pm | £125

Spend a day creating decorative collages under the expert hand of Sarah Campbell.
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Fashion Drawing

Wednesday 19 January | 11:30-1:30pm | £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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Fabric Painting with Sarah Campbell

Friday 21 January | 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.
more

Behind the Seams: the Beautiful People

Wednesday 2 February | 11:30am - 1pm | £50

At Behind the Seams: the Beautiful People, Fashion and Textile Museum Collections Officer, Gill Cochrane, offers the rare opportunity to explore pieces by iconic designers of the 60s and 70s, specially selected from the Museum’s own collection.
more

Fashion Drawing

Wednesday 16 February | 11:30-1:30pm | £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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