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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 fashion and textile student cutting a pattern
Fashion School

Short Course in Pattern Cutting

26 Sep – 31 Oct 2022

A practical 5-day short course perfect for beginners looking to gain pattern cutting experience and skills.

A digitally-created floral background
Digital design course

Photoshop for Textile Design

30 Sep – 8 Oct 2022

This 4-day course will teach you the tools, techniques and methods used to create textile designs, repeat patterns, and present your ideas.

Dresses on display
Workshop

Copy Your Clothes

7 Oct 2022

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

8 Oct 2022

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

A selection of fashion drawings
Workshop

Fashion Drawing

12 Oct 2022

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

Workshop

Fabric Painting with Sarah Campbell

14 Oct 2022

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

Couture dresses on display in the museum
Workshop

Couture Techniques

15 Oct 2022

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.

Six geometric repeat patterns
Digital design course

Geometric Repeat Patterns with Illustrator

22 Oct 2022

Get to grips with specialised techniques for creating geometric repeat patterns within Adobe Illustrator.

Front cover of the book 'How to Draw Like a Fashion Designer
Workshop

Draw like a Designer

25 Oct 2022

Sharpen up your drawing skills and learn fashion drawing tricks with this one-hour workshop.

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