What’s On

Alongside a diverse programme of temporary exhibitions, the Museum also offers engaging talks, workshops and short courses.

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A set of embroidered words

Family Drop in: Embroidery

7 Apr – 1 Sep

Experiment and learn some basic stitches as you decorate a printed design.

Jacobean Crewelwork by a RSN Certificate & Diploma Student

Highlights Tour: 150 Years of the Royal School of Needlework

13 Apr – 31 Aug

Join one of the Museum team to learn more about the highlights of our current exhibition.

People working on a embroidery frame

Drop in: Embroidery

21 Apr – 21 Jul

Learn some stitches and add your mark to a communal textile motif in progress over the course of the exhibition.

Silk painting

Silk Painting

Thu, 7 Jul

An introduction to the techniques of painting on silk and a master class in how to apply colour and create stunning designs.

Dresses on display

Copy Your Clothes

Sat, 9 Jul

Learn the skills used by couture fashion houses to copy elements of historical garments without the need to pull them apart.

Six geometric repeat patterns
Digital design course

Geometric Repeat Patterns with Illustrator

Sat, 16 Jul

Get to grips with specialised techniques for creating geometric repeat patterns within Adobe Illustrator.

Pattern cutting equipment

Introduction to Pattern Cutting

16–23 Jul

The two-day course focuses on using fashion blocks to create womenswear garment components including simple sleeves and skirts.

A variety of embroidered textiles

Cas Holmes: Embroidering the Everyday

Thu, 21 Jul

Join textile artist Cas Holmes as she discusses her artistic practice and her life in stitch in this online event.

Couture dresses on display in the museum

Couture Techniques

Sat, 13 Aug

This popular one-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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