Monday, 21 December 2009

Holiday Opening Hours at the Fashion and Textile Museum

Please note the Fashion and Textile Museum will be closed for the holiday season on the 24th, 25th and 26th December 2009 and 1st January 2010.

Make sure you make the most of your holidays by visiting the Fashion and Textile Museum on the 29th, 30th and 31st December 2009 or stop by before Christmas Eve to pick up your last minute Christmas gifts from the Shop@FTM

Please note the Fashion and Textile Museum will be open again on the 2nd January 2010 with opening hours as usual.

Thursday, 17 December 2009

Ceramics masterclass with Sally Tuffin


Wednesday 21st January 2010, 10am - 4pm

Sally Tuffin started using her creative skills outside the fashion arena in 1985 and has since been designing ceramics for internationally renowned Dennis Chinaworks.


This is a unique opportunity to join Sally Tuffin and her team of decorators, and under their expert guidance decorate your own spill vase, which will then get fired in the kilns at Dennis Chinaworks and the finished product sent to you within two weeks.


Gift purchases are available for workshops at FTM - why not treat a special someone?


Cost: £125 including materials exhibition to our exhibition Foale and Tuffin: Made in England

To book: Call 020 7407 8664 or book online from We Got Tickets

Limited spaces - advance booking essential


For further info and queries, visit us on the web at www.ftmlondon.org
or email info@ftmlondon.org

Friday, 11 December 2009

Embroidery workshop with Naomi Ryder



Saturday 16th January 2010 - 11am to 4pm

Renowned textile designer and illustrator Naomi returns to the FTM to run one of her popular embroidery workshops.

Learn how to customise your clothes and bring individuality to any item through different embroidery techniques from hand stitches to some freehand machine embroidery.

Embroider logos, days of the week, insects, people, flowers; from the skills you learn you will be able to decorate and take home your own items. All welcome.

Naomi Ryder is a textile designer and illustrator whose innovative work combines drawing and embroidery. She is much in demand with fashion designers and design companies.

To book: Call 020 7407 8664 or book online from We Got Tickets

The Fashion and Textile Museum,
83 Bermondsey Street, London, SE1 3XF


Cost: £50 including materials and exhibition entrance.

Wednesday, 9 December 2009

Very Sanderson: 150 years of English decoration - New exhibition at the FTM 19th March – 13th June 2010


The Fashion and Textile Museum is pleased to announce details of its collaboration with Sanderson - one of the world’s most innovative and pioneering fabrics and furnishings companies - as it celebrates its 150th anniversary in 2010.


The work of this most quintessentially English company will be showcased in a new exhibition which runs from 19th March – 13thJune 2010 and will take visitors on a tour de force of 150 years of English decoration.


When Arthur Sanderson set up his business in 1860 as an importer of French wallpapers he could scarcely have imagined that a century later it would have grown into a company with a landmark London showroom serving an international market. One hundred and fifty years since it started Sanderson is still going strong today.


However, the exhibition charts not just the Sanderson story, but the social history of a country reflected through domestic furnishings and the changing social mores of society.


For example, Sanderson was a beneficiary of the building boom in Britain in the 1880s that led to greater demand for affordable wallpaper and the company was quick to take advantage of this by expanding its range of machine-printed papers. Adapting to new trends has been a key theme throughout Sanderson’s history and is central to its longevity, as is its expansion into printed textiles and other decorative items.


During its illustrious history the company has amassed a vast collection of wallpapers and textiles representing the many changing faces and fads of interior decoration. Its archive incorporates examples by A W M Pugin, Charles Eastlake, William Morris and many other designers whose tastes influenced generations.


Sanderson itself bought, commissioned and produced products by key figures whose names read like a who’s who of the art and design world: from Christopher Dresser, the Silver Studio and C F A Voysey in the early years, to postwar artists and designers such as  Pat Albeck, Lucienne Day, Pablo Picasso and John Piper. Examples of their work will be shown as part of this new exhibition which is full of surprises, to fascinate and inform those whose tastes run from the Arts & Crafts style, jazzy Moderne, fifties' Festival designs and Pop patterns, to decidedly contemporary art and décor.


Renowned textile writer and academic Mary Schoeser, who has curated the exhibition, said ‘Even those who think they know the Sanderson story will be surprised to find just how great the company’s contribution was, not only in matters of design, but by being in the forefront of technological developments. They were even among the first, nearly a century ago, to produce booklets with colour plates illustrating their paints, papers and fabrics.’


The exhibition is accompanied by a lavishly illustrated book published by Thames & Hudson and a series of talks and events will also take place.


Monday, 7 December 2009

A New Season of Fantastic Short Courses for Fashion Designers

Kaledo Print and Kaledo Style The Kaledo Print and Kaledo Style courses introduce Lectra's specialist software for fashion or textile design, and having taken a course you will be able to book use of the software at the Museum for a very modest fee, and to use it to develop your design work without having to purchase the software yourself. This software is really fantastic - come and try it through one of our courses.

Adobe InDesign Desktop Publishing
Our new Adobe InDesign Desktop Publishing course introduces this new software and will give you the skills to create high quality flyers, brochures, stationery and other promotional material for your business.

Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator
Our courses have been developed to meet the specific needs of designers working in the fashion, textiles and jewellery sectors. Training in these Adobe applications is delivered in small groups with a focus on your particular learning requirements. Courses are available to help introduce you to these programs or to help build up your confidence and skills to a more advanced level.

All courses incorporate 15 hours tuition. Evening courses run for 6 weeks (6.30pm - 9pm). Weekend courses run for 4 weeks (10am - 2.15pm) with a 30 minute break. Intensive courses run over three consecutive days. Click on the information link next to each listing for full details.

Photoshop for Designers
Date
Tuesdays, 5 Jan - 9 Feb
Saturdays, 6 Feb - 27 Feb
Tuesdays, 23 Feb - 30 Mar
Thursdays, 25 Feb - 1 Apr
Saturdays, 10 Apr - 1 May
Tuesdays, 20 Apr - 25 May
Thursdays, 22 Apr - 27 May
Saturdays, 5 Jun - 26 Jun
Tuesdays, 8 Jun - 13 Jul
Thursdays, 10 Jun - 15 Jul
18 - 20 Jan
25 - 27 Jan
1 - 3 Feb
8 - 10 Feb
 
Illustrator for Designers
Date
Wednesdays, 6 Jan - 10 Feb
Wednesdays, 24 Feb - 31 Mar
Saturdays, 6 Mar - 27 Mar
Wednesdays, 21 Apr - 26 May
Saturdays, 8 May - 29 May
Wednesdays, 9 Jun - 14 Jul
4 - 6 Jan
11 - 13 Jan
17 - 19 Feb
 
Kaledo / Others
Date
Thursdays, 7 Jan - 11 Feb
Saturdays, 9 Jan - 30 Jan
Mondays, 11 Jan - 15 Feb
Mondays, 22 Feb - 29 Mar
Mondays, 19 Apr - 24 May
Mondays, 7 Jun - 12 Jul
15 - 17 Feb
 
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Intermediate
Introduction
Advanced
Introduction
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Introduction
Intermediate
Intermediate
Intermediate
Introduction
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Intermediate
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Intermediate
 
 
Level
Intermediate
Advanced
Introduction
Introduction
Intermediate
Intermediate
Introduction
Intermediate
Introduction
 
 
Course
Repeat Pattern w/ Illustrator
Adobe InDesign DTP
Kaledo Style (Introduction)
Kaledo Style (Intermediate)
Kaledo Print (Introduction)
Kaledo Style (Introduction)
Adobe InDesign DTP
 
Timing
Evening
Weekend
Evening
Evening
Weekend
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Weekend
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Intensive
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All courses take place at the FTM near London Bridge in our recently refurbished Learning Suite, fully equipped with PCs running the most up-to-date software. Most courses come in a choice of timings, with availability on Saturdays, weekday evenings, and newly for 2010, as 3-day mid week intensive courses - so you should be able to find a time that suits.

Priced at just £100, we believe the training offers outstanding value for money compared to similar offerings elsewhere - and those claiming JSA can take one course, or several, completely free (eligibility criteria apply - contact us to find out more).

If you have any queries, please contact Chris Hall on chris.hall@newham.ac.uk or phone CIPs on 0845 650 4244.

Friday, 4 December 2009

Tonight - Start your Christmas Shopping with a 10% Discount!


Don't miss the exclusive late night shopping event at the Fashion and Textile Museum this evening. With an exciting array of young design talent, glossy books, crafts and a wide selection of 'gift-shop goodies' available with a 10% discount, this is a perfect opportunity to get stuck in to your Christmas shopping.

The Shop@FTM will be open from 6pm-9pm this evening Friday 4th December 2009 and includes a complimentary glass of wine.

Also at the Fashion and Textile Museum this evening, Iain Webb, authour of 'Foale and Tuffin - The Sixties, A Decade in Fashion' will be giving a talk exploring his journey into the world of Foale and Tuffin and why the timing is so right for such a book. Webb will be signing copies of his work which is available for sale in the Shop@FTM.

'In Conversation with Iain R. Webb' is held at the Fashion and Textile Museum from 6:30pm - 8pm this evening, Friday 4th December 2009 and costs £12 (£9 Concessions) including a glass of wine.

Tuesday, 1 December 2009

Jacqueline Groag - panel discussion

Accompanying our display of the work of textile designer Jacqueline Groag, authors of the book Jacqueline Groag, Textile & Pattern Design: From Wiener Workstätte to American Modern will be discussing the life and work this talented and influential designer. Authors Geoffrey Rayner, Richard Chamberlain and Annamarie Stapleton will discuss the historical context in which she worked and the milleu of modern design of the era.

To book call 020 7407 8664 or book online from We Got Tickets
The Fashion and Textile Museum,
83 Bermondsey Street, London, SE1 3XF

Cost: £10 including exhibition entrance.
Advance booking recommended
To book please call our booking line on 020 7407 8664
For further info and queries, visit us on the web at www.ftmlondon.org
or email info@ftmlondon.org

Monday, 30 November 2009

Twist Baby Twist - a psychedelic evening of laughter and fun!

The much anticipated night ‘Twist Baby Twist’ was a riotous success last Friday at the Fashion and Textile Museum. A celebration of the psychedelic sixties, ‘Twist Baby Twist’ was inspired by its location - the acclaimed exhibition ‘Foale and Tuffin – Made in England’, which charts the phenomenal impact Marion Foale and Sally Tuffin had upon London fashion in the 1960’s and their part in the youthquake movement.



First stop was the hair and make-up team, who transformed twenty-first century girls and boys into sixties icons. Next, a rail of vintage clothes and accessories formed the perfect sixties dressing up box. A quick pout in the ‘David Bailey Photo Booth’ and the night was ready to get underway.



With daisy chains adorning every head, hosts The Supreme Sisters belting out such classics as ‘Stop! In the Name of Love’ and live music from Bebe & Paulo, Remi Nicole and Theoretical Girl and The Equations, ‘Twist Baby Twist’ was a fun filled evening of grooving on down!



A lively catwalk presentation from Pop Boutique Fashion Shows was the cherry on top of an evening of laughter and fun. Be sure to check out the fantastic Foale and Tuffin Exhibition at the Fashion and Textile Museum to have some sixties nostalgia of your own.



‘The Foale and Tuffin – Made in England’ exhibition at the Fashion and Textile Museum is open to the public now until the 24th February 2010. For further information please visit http://www.ftmlondon.org/


Filed by Rebecca Kingsland, FTM Blog Editor

Friday, 27 November 2009

In Conversation with Iain R. Webb


Friday 4th December 2009, 6.30 - 8pm

Renowned fashion journalist and lecturer Iain R Webb will be in conversation about the timeliness of this new book Foale & Tuffin, The Sixties: A Decade in Fashion.

He will explore the journey he went on in putting the book together, conversations with Foale and Tuffin's many friends and collaborators and why the timing was so right for such a book. He will also be signing copies of his book which will be on sale in Shop@FTM.

Cost: £12 (£9 concessions) including exhibition entrance and a glass of wine. Attendees wishing to view the exhibition should arrive early.

To book call 020 7407 8664 or book online from We Got Tickets


The FTM will also be holding a late night Christmas shopping evening this night featuring mince pies and a special 10% discount on merchandise by up and coming designers in Shop@FTM - an excellent opportunity to pick up some early Christmas presents!

Monday, 23 November 2009

Get your tickets now for Twist Baby Twist!



Don't delay - get your tickets now for the hotly anticipated Twist Baby Twist - an evening of 1960's entertainment at the Fashion and Textile Museum this Friday.

With dancing, live music, film, fashion shows, dressing up boxes, the David Bailey photo booth, 1960s make overs, and DJs, this show will give you something to twist and shout about!

Tickets cost £15 and are expected to sell quickly for this much-anticipated, one-off evening – the price includes the entertainment and entry to the exhibition. Tickets can be purchased from www.wegottickets.com

Tuesday, 17 November 2009

Foale and Tuffin: Unzipped

Your chance to hear the duo in person

Friday 20th November 6:30pm - 8pm


This is your chance to hear from the duo themselves - what inspired them then and what inspires them today to be so creative and dynamic? This is your opportunity to get close to two legends of the sixties when Marion and Sally talk about thier work and the creation of the exhibition.

Cost: £12 (£9 conc.) including a glass of wine and entrance to Foale and Tuffin: Made in England. Attendees wishing to view the exhibition should arrive early.

To book call 020 7407 8664 or book online from We Got Tickets

Advance Booking Recommended

For further info and queries, visit us on the web at http://www.ftmlondon.org/ or email info@ftmlondon.org  

Friday, 13 November 2009

An Evening Out at FTM

On Friday 4th December the Fashion and Textile Museum will be hosting a special late night Christmas Shopping event at the ever popular Shop@FTM, with a 10% discount for one night only! Come and enjoy a glass of wine and get a head start on your gifts before the Christmas rush.

Also that same evening will be an inspiring talk from the author of 'Foale and Tuffin. The Sixties. A Decade in Fashion' Iain R Webb, make sure you head down to the FTM for this fabulous evening!

Late night Christmas shopping – Shop@FTM

Friday 4th December / 6 - 9pm
Including a glass of wine.

After the popularity of its late night shopping evening last year, why not join us to get an early start on finding those perfect Christmas gifts with a special 10% discount in the Shop@FTM?

In conversation with Iain R Webb
Friday 4th December / 6.30 - 8pm
£12 / £9 concessions / including a glass of wine.

Renowned fashion journalist and lecturer Iain R Webb will be in conversation about the timeliness of his new book Foale and Tuffin. The Sixties. A decade in fashion. He will explore the journey he went on in putting this book together, conversations with Foale and Tuffin’s many friends and collaborators and why the timing was so right for such a book. He will also be signing copies of his book which is for sale in the Shop@FTM

Friday, 6 November 2009

Festive fascinators - one day hat making workshop

Saturday 21st November, 10am - 2pm


Make Do And Mend is the buzz word this season. Everywhere hip and happening gals are going back to basics, knitting, stitching and baking their way to style on a budget.

Now you can go one further and make your own festive fascinator using recycled materials. With a treasure trove of vintage buttons, beads, feathers and other goodies at your disposal, Mary Jane Baxter will show you how to create your own designer headpiece from a pre-made base. She will pass on tips for blocking your own hats from homeware when you're back home.

Cost: £50 including materials and exhibition entrance.

To book call 020 7407 8664 or book online from We Got Tickets

Mary Jane Baxter has been bringing the Make Do and Mend concept to life with her Make Your Way Around Britain trip which she has been reporting on for BBC's Newsnight. You can find out all about the trip on Mary Jane's blog.

Limited spaces - advance booking strongly recommended

To book please call our booking line on 020 7407 8664

For further info and queries, visit us on the web at www.ftmlondon.org
or email info@ftmlondon.org

Thursday, 5 November 2009

TWIST BABY TWIST - Two Unmissable Nights at the Fashion and Textile Museum!


TWIST BABY TWIST
Foale and Tuffin – Made In England
Fashion and Textile Museum
Friday 27th November 2009
19.30 – 22.30





FTM are staging an exciting evening of unmissable Swinging Sixties entertainment!
‘Twist Baby Twist’ will offer you a snapshot of flower power fun set against the museum’s fantastic new exhibition on iconic British fashion designers Foale and Tuffin who were at the heart of the cultural explosion in London in the sixties.

Let's celebrate how the sixties shaped and defined our music, fashion and art world of today.
Dancing, live music, film, fashion shows, dressing up boxes, the David Bailey photo booth, 1960s make overs, and DJs will make this show something to twist and shout about!

Tickets cost £15 and are expected to sell quickly for this much-anticipated, one-off evening – the price includes the entertainment and entry to the exhibition. Tickets can be purchased from http://www.wegottickets.com/

Tuesday, 3 November 2009

Perfect purses - one day workshop


Saturday 14th November, 11am - 4pm
In this one day workshop you will design and make a framed purse for yourself or as a special gift. Bring along any interesting fabrics, beads, sequins and embroidery threads that you may like to use.

No previous experience is required and you will have a lovely new purse in time for the Christmas party season!

To book call 020 7407 8664 or book online from We Got Tickets

The Fashion and Textile Museum,
83 Bermondsey Street, London, SE1 3XF
Cost: £50 including materials and exhibition entrance.


Limited spaces - advance booking strongly recommended

To book please call our booking line on 020 7407 8664

For further info and queries, visit us on the web at www.ftmlondon.org
or email info@ftmlondon.org

Wednesday, 28 October 2009

The Wool Pack - six week knitting club starts today!


Wednesday evenings
28th October - 2nd December, 6.30 - 9pm

This new club at the FTM is aimed at those who have little or no knitting experience but who have always wanted to learn the lovely art of knitting. Taught in a relaxed environment you will learn the basic techniques and stitches required to knit. Once you have mastered the basics you will put them into practice on a class project which will mean you have a finished article at the end of the course.

Needles and yarns are supplied for use in the first class. Participants will need to acquire their own needles and yarns for the following classes and projects.

Cost: £110

For further information and bookings phone 020 7407 8664 or email info@ftmlondon.org - or book your place online from We Got Tickets