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 fan created by textile artist, Pauline Caulfield
Museum event

Pauline Caulfield Textile Works, 1968-2023

31 Mar – 10 Sep 2023

Fifteen pieces ranging from fans, chasubles and fabric panels, illuminating Caulfield’s versatile yet distinctive work.

Mark making

Young Designers’ Portfolio Workshop

3–5 Apr 2023

Learn the basic principles of surface design and design mood boards for your portfolio in this workshop, especially for young designers.

Front cover of the book 'How to Draw Like a Fashion Designer

Draw like a Designer

11 Apr 2023

Sharpen up your drawing skills and learn fashion drawing tricks with this one-hour workshop.

Fashion sketches

Fashion Collection

14 Apr 2023

In this two-hour workshop, students will create mood boards from a selection of images and use croquis to illustrate their final collection.

A fashion and textile student cutting a pattern
Fashion School

Short Course in Pattern Cutting

17 Apr – 22 May 2023

A practical 5-day short course perfect for beginners looking to gain pattern cutting experience and skills.

Fabric painting with a collection of open paint pots

Fabric Painting with Sarah Campbell

18 Apr 2023

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

Dresses on display

Copy Your Clothes

21 Apr 2023

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

Couture dresses on display in the museum

Couture Techniques

22 Apr 2023

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.

Silk painting

Silk Painting

25 Apr 2023

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


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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