Fabric Painting with Sarah Campbell

Learn how to incorporate shape, colour, motifs and form when designing a pattern for a home textile.

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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.

In this one-day workshop, participants will start by playing on paper with guidance on how to consider shape, colour, motifs and form when designing a pattern for home textiles. Sarah will guide the small group (maximum 10 participants) through understanding mark making, colour balance and tonal contrast. You’ll be encouraged to consider your own colour harmonies and spend time experimenting with colourfast textile inks on fabric.

People of all abilities and skill levels are welcome and there’ll be no pressure to produce finished work – it’s a day to enjoy an inspiring time and to learn and practise new skills to take home.

All materials will be provided but you are welcome to bring your own favourite brushes, paints and sketchbooks too.

About the tutor

Sarah Campbell Ltd undertakes a wide range of projects from one-off design creations, unique pieces, paintings and commissions to textile, surface, stationery and ceramic design for the high street. She has recently begun a relationship in the US with Free Spirit producing new fabric ranges, with the first collection ‘FreshPicked’ now available to order, shipping in early 2022, and a second hot on its heels.

Here in the UK, a new relationship with Museums & Galleries has opened with a widely available range of stationery, cards and gift-wraps, and Stringberry offer a range of mobile phone cases with Sarah’s designs too. Along with her teaching, Sarah is currently working on a book about painting on fabric to be published in the autumn of 2022.

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The Fashion and Textile Museum operates in line with all government guidance in relation to COVID-19. We regularly review our procedures and practices in order to ensure the safety and well-being of our visitors and staff. If you are displaying COVID-19 symptoms or have tested positive, please do not visit.

Confirmation email: Once you have made a booking, you will receive a confirmation email detailing all the information you will need prior to your workshop. You will also receive a reminder email one week prior to your workshop.

Registration: Please check your confirmation email for the registration time of your workshop. If the registration time for your workshop is before 11am, please ring the intercom on arrival. For health and safety reasons, it is not possible to admit participants earlier than the registration time.

On arrival: Upon entry, please present your ticket(s) on your device or a note of your booking reference number.

Eating and drinking: No food or drink is permitted in the Museum, other than bottled water. The Fashion and Textile Museum is located in the heart of fashionable Bermondsey Street, surrounded by award-winning restaurants, cafes and pubs. So if you would like to enjoy a meal or a drink before or after your session, check out what’s on offer.

For more information, check out our plan your visit page or our FAQs.

Coming Soon

Andy Warhol: The Textiles

An exhibition exploring the beautiful and fascinating textile designs by the influential pop artist and icon Andy Warhol.

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Fashion and Textile Museum is closed until 31 March

The museum will be closed while we refresh our galleries for the upcoming exhibition, Andy Warhol: The Textiles.

In the meantime, enjoy our online programmes, browse our online shop or buy tickets for our next exhibition. We look forward to welcoming you back on 31 March!

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