Make-it: Textiles

Take part in this families workshop to experiment with textile art and banner making

+44 (0)20 7942 2000
  • V&A South Kensington

    Cromwell Road
    London, SW7 2RL

  • Art Studio, Learning Centre

  • Families

    Families, ages 5+

  • Tickets cost £12.00

    Booking is essential.

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Make-it: Textiles photo

Join fashion and textile designer Sadie Williams for a creative workshop inspired by the DIVA exhibition and Sadie’s Banner projects. Explore creating badges that express the things that are most important to you, then make a textile art 'patch' about what you're most passionate about. Experiment with fabrics, textures and colours to discover ways of expressing yourself. 

Take your badge with you and wear it with pride as you explore the V&A collection or the DIVA exhibition.

Your patches will be pinned to a diva banner that will hang at the V&A for the day. The diva banner will share ideas about what families care about. At the end of the day, pick up your patch to take it home or collect it at another date from our Learning Centre desk.

You’ll find out how you can create new things from left-over fabrics and get to meet a professional artist. You'll come away with your own badges and patchwork art piece to take home with you!

Please click on 'download brochure' on the right-hand side if you'd like to find out more about Sadie Williams.

All materials will be provided, including a wide range of fabrics, all sourced sustainably. No previous sewing experience is necessary, this workshop will explore simple ways to work with textiles, including gluing, stapling and stitching materials together.

The 10:30 workshop is recommended for ages 5-7; 13:00 is recommended for ages 8-10 and 15:00 is recommended for 11-13.

Tickets are £12 per child, children must be accompanied by an adult. Please book a free ticket for each accompanying adult. Please note that adults will be able to attend only if they've booked a child ticket too.

This is a families event for adults to take part in with their children; no child can be left unattended.

Please double-check that you are available for an event before booking tickets, we only offer refunds in exceptional circumstances. If the V&A needs to cancel the event due to an emergency, or for any reason beyond the control of the V&A, we will reschedule your booking for a later date. If it’s not possible to reschedule your booking, we will offer a full refund.

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