San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
In Maggie Smith's 'It's All in the Detail' workshop you will explore embroidery and tailoring techniques to create your own imaginative fashion details. Taking inspiration from embellishment and decorative details on historical costume you will learn a range of techniques, through sampling with fabric, paper and hand stitching. You will then produce your own collection of constructed embellishments. You will explore how to re-use materials, papers and found objects to add authenticity and character to your work and learn skills that can be translated into making wearable 'one-off' items of clothing.
Artist's website link: stitch-print.co.uk
Please note: this is a two day workshop taking place on Saturday 28th September 1 - 4.30pm and Sunday 29th September 1 - 4.30pm. The cost of £30 is for the two days. Days cannot be booked seperately.
A kit which includes the use of all materials - including papers, threads and fabric - is included in the cost of the workshop.
Please bring the following equipment with you:
- dressmakers pins or similar
- a pair of small sharp scissors, paper scissors and fabric scissors
- sewing and embroidery needles
- white cotton thread for tacking
- tape measure
- notebook and pencil.
In the Library at Gawthorpe Hall, Padiham, near Burnley, Lancashire BB12 8UA
Please meet at the side entrance of Gawthorpe Hall, signposted 'Office'.
After parking you can find the side entrance by walking a short way along the main drive and turning left into the courtyard at the sign for 'Toilets Cafe Offices'. Walk through the courtyard, with the toilets and cafe on your left and then along a wide paved path, following the sign for 'Hall, LCC Office'. The side entrance is at the end of the path.
You will be met at the side entrance by a member of the Textile Collection staff and escorted to the Library.
Please do not use the main entrance to Gawthorpe Hall.
There is free parking for visitors to Gawthorpe Hall, approximately 150 yards from the Hall.
Gawthorpe Hall is a Grade 1 Listed Elizabethan country house. Due to the historic nature of the building there is no wheelchair access. There are some external stairs and one flight of internal stairs to the Library. If you have mobility issues please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
There are no toilets for visitors to use in the Hall and refreshments are not allowed in the Hall. The National Trust Tearoom and toilets for visitors are in the courtyard, approximately 25 yards from the Hall.
It can be chilly in the Hall all year round, so please bring some warm clothing with you.
Entry to Gawthorpe Hall
Please note: workshop attendees have access only to the Library at Gawthopre Hall.
Before the workshop starts, if you would like to visit Gawthorpe Hall, including the textile galleries and temporary exhibition, entry charges apply - Adults £4, Concessions £3, National Trust members free. On the day of this event the Hall is open 12 - 5pm.
If you need to contact us about an event, please send an email to email@example.com or telephone 01282 773963.
Please note: all staff at the Gawthorpe Textiles Collection work part-time. Wednesdays and Thursdays are our usual days in the office.
If you are unable to attend this event, a refund is available if you cancel your booking up to 3 weeks before the day of the event and will incur a £5 administration charge. No refunds are available less than 3 weeks before an event.
To obtain a refund, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Refund requests will be processed as quickly as possible, but may take up to 2 weeks.
We reserve the right to cancel this event due to low booking numbers and will notify you of this by email at the latest 1 week before the event. We also reserve the right to cancel this event due to any unforseen circumstances beyond our control and will notify you of this by email as soon as is reasonably possible. In either circumstance, we will refund your payment in full, including the booking fee.
When & Where
Gawthorpe Textiles Collection
Gawthorpe Textiles Collection is an independent charity based at Gawthorpe Hall, Padiham, Lancashire. Originally called the Rachel Kay-Shuttleworth Collections, the charity was created after the death of our founder, Miss Rachel Kay-Shuttleworth (1886- 1967) to care for the collection of textiles she had amassed and to make it accessible through learning programmes and curated collection displays in the Hall itself.
We work in partnership with Lancashire County Council and the National Trust, who together manage the Hall and its grounds.