Victorian patchwork

Saturday 20 January 2018


The course

An opportunity to try out Victorian Crazy Patchwork. This patchwork technique was a favourite of the Victorians. A showcase for carefully hoarded scraps of favourite fabrics, they were a chance for the maker to let their imagination run riot with embroidered decoration and beads. We can make a variety of traditional pincushion shapes or a small item such as a phone or glasses case.

The tutor

Charlotte Dawber trained as a teacher of dress and textiles, specialising in embroidered and printed textiles and theatrical costume, and is a qualified teacher in the Adult Learning and Skills sector.

She focused my early career on historic textiles, gaining first a teaching qualification and undertaking study at Bath Museum of Costume, with a dissertation on Venetian Lace, a M.Litt in Gallery Studies with a thesis looking at Early English Domestic Embroideries, and a Ph.D in Art History looking at the impact of religion on costume and textiles.

Participant information

Places are limited to 8 participants. All materials will be supplied. The course takes place in the Gridshell it is advisable to wear layers, as it can be quite cool.


£60 per person, to include tuition, teas and coffees. Vegetarian refreshments will be provided, if you have any other dietary requirements please let us know in advance.
The Museum café will be open or you can bring a packed lunch.



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