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Classes in Fashion Museum Bath

We are delighted to announce that we will be holding four bespoke embroidery classes at the Fashion Museum Bath, one a month this summer.

Each class will feature a different technique and design inspired by clothing pieces in the Museum’s exhibition ‘A History of Fashion in 100 Objects’ and led by RSN Tutors Kate Barlow or Deborah Wilding.

Elizabethan Braid, Saturday 20 May -  Kate Barlow’s class will be inspired by a beautiful embroidered woman’s waistcoat (c:1615).   Students will recreate a section of the Needlelace and Elizabethan braid which decorates the waistcoat.

Decorative Embroidery, Saturday 17 June - Based on a pair of men’s tabbed gauntlet gloves (1600 – 1620) and taught by Kate Barlow, students will recreate the intricate embroidery and gold decoration which cover each of the tabs of the gloves. (Copyright Glove Collection Trust)

Crewelwork, Saturday 15 July - Deborah Wilding’s class is based on a Crewelwork petticoat (1690s) and students will recreate the beautiful motifs which decorate it.

Bespoke Embroidery, Saturday 19 August – Taught by Deborah Wilding, students will be inspired by a man’s embroidered coat (1770s).  In the class you will recreate the embroidery decoration which covers the front of this beautiful coat with particular attention to the buttons and pocket flaps.

The workshops are suitable for all levels and run from 10am to 4pm at Fashion Museum, Assembly Rooms, Bennett Street, Bath BA1 2QH.  Each class costs £80 which includes a ticket to the Museum.

The class kits are in addition to the cost of the class and available to buy on the day in cash only.   They will include everything you require to complete the project. You may like to bring your own embroidery scissors and you will be able to borrow ring frames, magnifiers and lights (if needed) on the day.

For more information and bookings click here or contact: Natalie Thew on +44 (0)20 3166 6939


Images: copyright Fashion Museum Bath

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