What’s On

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

See current exhibition
The Lollipop Tree

Highlights Tour: The Power of Pattern

9 Nov 2022 – 8 Mar 2023

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

An assortment of decorative patterns created in Illustrator
Digital design course

Illustrator for Fashion and Textile Design

4–18 Feb 2023

This three-day course will teach you how Illustrator is used in the Fashion and Textile industries to create effective designs and patterns.

Mark making

Young Designers’ Portfolio Workshop

13–15 Feb 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 'Hand-Painted Textiles: A Practical Guide to the Art of Painting on Fabric' by Sarah Campbell
Museum talk

Hand Painted Textiles - Sarah Campbell in Conversation

16 Feb 2023

Acclaimed textile designer Sarah Campbell discusses all things textiles from her own design work to the techniques featured in her new book.

Visitors examining an artefact at the Kaffe Fassett exhibition
Special event

Thursday Fizz!

16 Feb 2023

Start your weekend early and join us for a special Thursday evening late-night opening of Kaffe Fassett: The Power of Pattern.

Fashion sketches

Fashion Collection

17 Feb 2023

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

Decorative collage

Decorative Collage with Sarah Campbell

18 Feb 2023

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

A selection of fashion drawings

Fashion Drawing

22 Feb 2023

Explore the basics of fashion drawing using simple but effective techniques on croquis, articulating your design ideas on paper


Fabric Painting with Sarah Campbell

24 Feb 2023

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

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