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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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A set of embroidered words
Workshop

Family Drop in: Embroidery

7 Apr – 1 Sep

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

People working on a embroidery frame
Workshop

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.

Dresses on display
Workshop

Copy Your Clothes

Fri, 27 May

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

Workshop

Subversive Stitching

Sat, 28 May

Join The Subversive Stitcher, AKA Holly Searle for a fun and thought-provoking stitching workshop.

A closeup of an embroidered shamrock and acorn
Workshop

Coronation Gold: Shamrock and Acorn

Fri, 3 Jun

Learn many embroidery techniques including trellis, chipping, couching and appliqué.

Couture dresses on display in the museum
Workshop

Couture Techniques

Sat, 4 Jun

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.

Dresses on display
Workshop

Copy Your Clothes

Fri, 10 Jun

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

Pattern cutting equipment
Workshop

Introduction to Pattern Cutting

18–25 Jun

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

An assortment of fabrics
Workshop

Fabric Painting with Sarah Campbell

Fri, 24 Jun

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

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