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Short Course Straight Laced: Corsetry through the ages

Corsets: staid, upright, straight laced are all terms whose roots lie in corsetry while in the 21st century we see them as acceptable bridal and evening wear. Corsets have created the fashionable silhouette for centuries. A fascinating subject, with unexpected explanations as to why they were worn. This course will delve into whalebone, cording, lacing […]

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Short Course Lace through the ages: a fascinating journey

This course looks at the fascinating history of lace making through the ages from the mid-sixteenth century through to the modern day. This afternoon session is in connection with RAMM’s ‘By Royal Appointment’ exhibition. It will also include a look at the many varieties of local lace, including; Honiton, Devon Trolly, Branscombe Point, Colyton Chromatic, […]

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Short Course Blueprints: The History of the Sewing Pattern

Sewing patterns have been the main blueprint for making clothes in the home for centuries. Find out more about the history of the paper pattern industry and the companies that produced patterns in this afternoon workshop. Discover the origins of patterns from the tailoring manuals of the 16th century to the dressmaking publications of the […]

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Get Shirty

Unlock the value in your wardrobe and be part of the slow fashion revolution. The shift towards ‘Fast Fashion’ has caused lots of negative environmental isues, the global textile and clothing industries are one of the largest consumers of water on the planet. ‘To produce just one cotton shirt requires approximately three thousand litres of […]

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Introduction to Fashion Design

Develop basic skills and techniques in fashion design and create your own clothing.This series of workshops is designed for enthusiasts and students who want to learn the fundamentals of fashion design from concept to garment construction.The course will cover Idea generation; creating mood boards, swatch books which will include understanding fabrics and their uses Using […]

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Jumper Cushions

Unlock the value in your wardrobe and be part of the slow fashion revolution.The shift towards ‘Fast Fashion’ has caused lots of negative environmental isues, the global textile and clothing industries are one of the largest consumers of water on the planet. ‘To produce just one cotton shirt requires approximately three thousand litres of water’…These […]

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The Fore Street Flea

It’s back! The Fore Street Flea is returning to Exeter on Sunday 15th September, 12pm – 4pm. Save the date in your diary for an afternoon of street food, beautiful bargains, entertainment and more, whilst celebrating Exeter’s Independent West Quarter. It’s the perfect chance to discover the array of unique independent retailers that Fore Street […]

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MAC – The Masterclass

The leading cosmetic brand, MAC, will be hosting a makeup masterclass in store ahead of the Easter weekend. The event will feature makeup demos, hair demos by SAKS, a styling session by New Look and samples. The £32 ticket fee includes a MAC goodie bag with an Art Library eyeshadow palette and mini MAC lipstick […]

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The Vintage Hour, Fashion Talk Evening

The Vintage Hour Presents ‘The Influence of Asia on Vintage Fashion’ Tuesday 20th November, 7pm-8pm After last months success of our first ever fashion talk, we are delighted to announce next exposé, ‘The Influence of Asia on Vintage Fashion’. Having grown up in South East Asia, Willow has accumulated a wealth of knowledge on the […]

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‘The Vintage Hour’ Victorian Mourning Jewellery & The Fashion Of Death

Following the tradition of Halloween, our first talk will be on the topic of Victorian Mourning Jewellery and the ‘Fashion in Death’. This talk will be held by Rachel Snowdon, a collector and curator of Antique and Victorian mourning pieces. Before “death photography” was introduced, family members would use jewellery to remember a loved one. […]

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