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What's on in July at Fashion Museum Bath

Saturday Sketching:
Get creative on the first Saturday of every month and draw the fabulous items on display in our Collection Stories and A History of Fashion in 100 Objects displays.
Be inspired by the dresses, waistcoats, hats, gloves, corsets and jewellery on display. There are also suggestions of key objects to draw from our curators.
Share your images on social media using #SaturdaySketching and tag @Fashion_Museum and @minervaartshop on Twitter, and we will post your image in our online gallery.
Saturday 6 July, 10.30am-12.30pm. Free with Museum entry. Minerva Art Supplies kindly provide sketchbooks and pencils for the sessions, just ask at the front desk on arrival.

Family Activities:

Beaded Beauties
Tuesday 23 July, 10.30am-12.30pm and 1.30pm-3.30pm
We have some beautiful beaded dresses on display in the Fashion Museum. Use beads and sequins to create a special design of your own.

Folded Fancies from the 60s and 70s
Tuesday 30 July, 10.30am-12.30pm and 1.30pm-3.30pm
Take a look at 20th-century fashion displays and use origami to create special miniature outfits from the 1960s and 1970s.
Included in admission price, no need to book. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Book ahead:
Bespoke Embroidery: Inspired by 1700s Embroidered Waistcoat
This class is inspired by a woman’s linen waistcoat embroidered with a design of branches, birds and flowers worked in red, blue, green and brown threads, edged with mossy cotton fringe, 1700s.
During the day, Royal School of Needlework Tutor Kate Barlow will demonstrate simple stitches to create the embroidered motifs. You will work stem stitch, chain stitch, long and short and french knots in stranded thread on linen fabric to reproduce this delightful bird with flowers.
Saturday 17 August, 10am-4pm. Tickets £84, available from the Royal School of Needlework website at

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