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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.

Couture dresses on display in the museum
Workshop

Couture Techniques

Sat, 2 Jul

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.

Silk painting
Workshop

Silk Painting

Thu, 7 Jul

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

Dresses on display
Workshop

Copy Your Clothes

Sat, 9 Jul

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

16–23 Jul

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

Couture dresses on display in the museum
Workshop

Couture Techniques

Sat, 13 Aug

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.

Silk painting
Workshop

Silk Painting

Wed, 17 Aug

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

A closeup of an embroidered shamrock and acorn
Workshop

Coronation Gold: Shamrock and Acorn

Fri, 19 Aug

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

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