Events programme

Demonstrations take place in this gallery. Watch the maker work and ask questions. All 14.00-17.00. Drop in any time and stay as long as you wish.

Saturday 16 & Sunday 17 April
Find out how the finest hats are made using traditional materials and techniques.

Saturday 11 & Sunday 12 June
Discover the intricate art of draping bias-cut fabric on a stand to create exquisite 1930s gowns.

Saturday 20 & Sunday 21 August
Explore the techniques used to decorate couture gowns with beads.

Embroidery and Appliqué
Saturday 24 & Sunday 25 September
Find out about surface decoration of couture clothing using embroidery and appliqué.

Shoe making
Saturday 8 & Sunday 9 October
Watch the construction of the finest shoes in traditional hand-made techniques.

Corsage making
Saturday 3 & Sunday 4 December
See how traditional fabric corsages for fashion and millinery are made.

Gallery Talks
Start from the Meeting Point in the Grand Entrance at 13.00 and last for 45-60 minutes.
Thursday 28 April, Queen Maud's Wardrobe, Susan North
Saturday 18 June, Queen Maud's Wardrobe, Susan North