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

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Dresses on display
Workshop

Copy Your Clothes

29 Apr 2024

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
Workshop

Couture Techniques

4 May 2024

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.

Screen printing
Workshop

Experimental Screen Printing

10 May 2024

Learn how to print onto heavy- and light-weighted fabrics with a range of textile printing inks.

Silk painting
Workshop

Silk Painting

11 May 2024

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

Pattern cutting equipment
Workshop

Introduction to Pattern Cutting

11–18 May 2024

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

Dresses on display
Workshop

Copy Your Clothes

17 May 2024

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

Sublimation
Workshop

Sublimation Printing & Flocking

21 May 2024

Curious about surface design? Experiment and translate your designs from paper to fabric in this fascinating one-day workshop.

Mark making
Workshop

Young Designers’ Portfolio Workshop

28–30 May 2024

Aged 12-18 and curious about design? Improve your creative skills with this three-day workshop on fashion and mixed-media textiles.

Pattern block making
Fashion School

Bespoke Pattern Block Making

3 Jun – 1 Jul 2024

A 5-day course focusing on creating bespoke fashion pattern cutting blocks, the perfect follow-up to Pattern Cutting.

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