Simple Papercraft with Sarah Campbell

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

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Spend a day learning simple but effective papercraft techniques under the expert hand of internationally acclaimed textile designer Sarah Campbell.

Sarah will show samples of her own folded and collaged pieces; participants will start by exploring techniques and will discuss how to consider shape, colour, texture and form. Sarah will lead the small group (maximum 10 participants) through different aspects of composition, colour and contrast. Students will be encouraged to spend time experimenting with paper cutting and folding techniques and may come with ideas in mind or seek inspiration from Sarah on the day.

People of all abilities and skill levels are welcome and there’ll be no pressure to produce finished work – it’s a day to enjoy an inspiring time and to learn and practise new skills to take home. There will also be an opportunity to discuss Sarah’s approach to design and some of her career highlights. All materials will be provided but you are welcome to bring your own papers, recycled materials and sketchbooks if you wish.

About the tutor

Sarah Campbell is an internationally acclaimed textile designer who, together with her late sister Susan Collier, created iconic motifs for the industry’s greatest names for more than 50 years. She now undertakes a wide range of solo projects from one-off design creations, unique pieces, paintings, commissions to textile, surface, stationery, and ceramic design for the high street. Her book, Hand Painted Textiles was published by Herbert Press in 2022, and features many of her ingenious painting techniques and practical projects. She designs fabric collections with US manufacturer Free Spirit and in the UK, her relationship with Museums & Galleries has opened new opportunities with a widely available range of stationery, cards, and gift-wraps, alongside her range of mobile phone cases produced by Stringberry.


Confirmation email: Once you have made a booking, you will receive a confirmation email detailing all the information you will need prior to your workshop. You will also receive a reminder email one week prior to your workshop.

Registration: Please check your confirmation email for the registration time of your workshop. If the registration time for your workshop is before 11am, please ring the intercom on arrival. For health and safety reasons, it is not possible to admit participants earlier than the registration time.

On arrival: Upon entry, please present your ticket(s) on your device or a note of your booking reference number.

Eating and drinking: No food or drink is permitted in the Museum, other than bottled water. The Fashion and Textile Museum is located in the heart of Bermondsey Street, surrounded by award-winning restaurants, cafes and pubs. So, if you would like to enjoy a meal or a drink before or after your visit, there is plenty to choose from. For more information, check out our plan your visit page or our FAQs.

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