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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 Mar 2024

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

A painting on cloth of flowers in a vase
Workshop

Fabric Painting with Sarah Campbell

29 Mar 2024

Spend a day learning how to hand paint on fabric, under the guidance and expertise of acclaimed textile designer Sarah Campbell.

Couture dresses on display in the museum
Workshop

Couture Techniques

6 Apr 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.

Mark making
Workshop

Young Designers’ Portfolio Workshop

9–11 Apr 2024

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

Dresses on display
Workshop

Copy Your Clothes

13 Apr 2024

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

Silk painting
Workshop

Silk Painting

16 Apr 2024

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

A collage of a bird in a tree
Workshop

Simple Papercraft with Sarah Campbell

26 Apr 2024

Learn simple but effective papercraft techniques in this one-day workshop.

Foiling
Workshop

Sublimation Printing and Metallic Foiling

27 Apr 2024

Experiment with sublimation print techniques using disperse dyes and papers to print onto fabric in this one-day workshop.

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.

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