Fashion and Textile Museum

Fashion and Textile Museum
83 Bermondsey Street
London
Greater London
SE1 3XF
England

Website

www.ftmlondon.org

E-mail

info@ftmlondon.org

Telephone

020 7407 8664

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The Fashion and Textile Museum (FTM) lies at the heart of the Fashion quarter of London's artistic Bermondsey Village. A remarkable building designed by Mexican architect, Ricardo Legoretta, the FTM is now a part of Newham College and is being redeveloped as an up to the minute education, exhibition and visitor centre for contemporary fashion, textiles and jewellery.

Venue Type:

Museum, Gallery

Opening hours

Tuesday – Saturday, 11.00am – 6.00pm (last admission 5.15pm)

Admission charges

Adults £8, Students and Concession £5.50, Under 12s free entry

Getting there

London Underground: London Bridge on the Northern and Jubilee Lines.
Due to roadworks in the London Bridge area, please use the Tooley Street exit from the station. Bermondsey Street turns off Tooley Street to the right.

Mainline Rail: London Bridge

Additional info

All areas of the FTM are accessible by level access or by lift. Wheelchair accessible toilets are located on the ground floor of the Museum.

Collection details

Costume and Textiles, Design

Key artists and exhibits

  • The Glamour of Bellville Sassoon: 20th September 2013 - 11th January 2014
  • Artist Textiles Matisse to Warhol: 31st January - 17th May 2014
Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
Green and white block-printed pattern on cloth

Artist Textiles: Picasso to Warhol

  • 31 January — 17 May 2014 *on now

This exhibition traces the history of 20th century art in textiles. Highlights include work by Georges Braque, Alexander Calder, Marc Chagall, Salvador Dalí, Sonia Delaunay, Raoul Dufy, Barbara Hepworth, Fernand Léger, Henri Matisse, Joan Miró, Henry Moore, Pablo Picasso, Ben Nicholson and Andy Warhol.

The exhibition features examples of key European and American art movements: Fauvism, Cubism, Constructivism, Abstraction, Surrealism and Pop Art; as well as the work of leading fashion designers and manufacturers. Artist Textiles shows how ordinary people were once able to engage with modern art in a personal and intimate way through their clothing and home furnishings. With over 200 rare pieces, many of which have not been on public display before.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£8.80 adults
£6.60 concessions*
£5.50 students*
Book online or call 0844 248 5076
50% off full price ticket for Art Fund members
*Concessions are available for senior citizens, full/part-time students, ES40 holders, and under 12s
Children aged 12 and under are free.

Website

http://ftmlondon.org/ftm-exhibitions/artist-textiles-picasso-to-warhol/

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
Exterior

Exhibition Highlights Tour

  • 30 April 2014 1-2pm
  • 7 May 2014 1-2pm
  • 14 May 2014 1-2pm

Join one of the Museum team to see and learn more about the highlights of our exhibition 'Artist Textiles Picasso to Warhol'. You will also get a chance to ask us questions at the end of the tour.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly
  • Any age

Admission

Tickets may be purchased in person on the day of the visit. £8.80 adults. £6.60 concessions. £5.50 students.

Website

http://www.ftmlondon.org/talk-event/exhibition-highlights-tour/

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Repeat Patterns with Illustrator - Intermediate

  • 26 April 2014 10:30am-4pm

Participants are required to have a good basic knowledge of Illustrator and we recommend attending a beginners course at the Museum first. This short course is suitable for those in the textiles, fashion or design sector or simply anyone interested in learning repeating techniques and improving their Illustrator skills. Please bring a pen, notebook and USB stick to save your work. This three-week course will run on Saturdays from 26th April to 10th May.

Suitable for

  • 18+

Admission

£200.00. Early Bird Discount: Book by Friday 7 March and pay only £160.00.

Website

http://www.ftmlondon.org/ftm_courses/repeat-patterns-with-illustrator-2/

Couture Dresses

Couture Techniques

  • 26 April 2014 11am-4:30pm

Using a sewing machine, you will learn a range of techniques including French seam, pin hem, satin stitch, button loops, pockets, machine rolled hem with fishline, boning and much more! You will come away with your own samples for each technique. This workshop is open to anyone who knows how to use a sewing machine.

Suitable for

  • 18+

Admission

Although this event is fully booked, will be repeated on 21st June 11:00 - 16:30. Please phone venue for details. £70.00 includes materials and entry into the Made in Mexico exhibition.

Website

http://www.ftmlondon.org/ftm-workshops/couture-techniques/

Couture Exhibition

Fashion Marketing in InDesign - Beginners

  • 6 — 8 May 2014

Giving you perfect control over design and typography, this course teaches you how Abode InDesign is used in industry to develop publication and marketing material such as flyers, brochures, business cards and Look Books. Suitable for beginners, this short course is for those in the fashion and textiles sector or anyone interested in learning InDesign. All participants are required to have basic computer skills. Please bring a pen, notebook and USB stick to save your work. This three-day course will run from 6th to 8th May.

Suitable for

  • 18+

Admission

£200.00. Early Bird Discount: Book by Friday 21 March and pay only £160

Website

http://www.ftmlondon.org/ftm_courses/fashion-marketing-in-indesign/

Dresses

Hand Painting on Silk

  • 8 May 2014 11am-4:30pm

You will be guided on how to apply your design to silk to take away your own samples at the end of the workshop. Participants to bring protective clothing and a selection of water colour brushes.

Suitable for

  • 18+

Admission

£90.00 includes materials and entry to the Artist Textiles exhibition.

Website

http://www.ftmlondon.org/ftm-workshops/hand-painting-on-silk/

photograph of woman making a baby quilt

Pattern Cutting – Next Steps

  • 10 May 2014 11am-4:30pm

Using womenswear fashion blocks, you will be taught to use dart manipulations to create princess lines and other style components to develop your own skirt and blouse designs. This two-day workshop will take place on the 10th and 17th May.

Suitable for

  • 18+
  • Not suitable for children

Admission

£160.00 includes materials and entry to the ‘Artist Textiles’ exhibition. Numbers are limited for this workshop, please book early to avoid disappointment.

Website

http://www.ftmlondon.org/whats-on/

Getting there

London Underground: London Bridge on the Northern and Jubilee Lines.
Due to roadworks in the London Bridge area, please use the Tooley Street exit from the station. Bermondsey Street turns off Tooley Street to the right.

Mainline Rail: London Bridge

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