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Monday 5th August 2019
Creative Studio, Victoria and Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, SW7 2RL, London
£150 per standard ticket, £110 per student ticket (limited up to 3 student members)

Workshop limited to a total of 12 attendees.

This practical workshop will explore and demonstrate new approaches to costume mounting using Fosshape™. The attendees will cover a variety of manipulation
methods and construction techniques for this infinitely useful material, including basic pattern cutting and finishing options. Attendees will have the opportunity to discuss any mounting problems or upcoming projects and how Fosshape™ might work for their particular display requirements. The workshop is designed for museum professionals who often find themselves faced with the challenges of creating mounts for costume and 3D textiles.
Attendees are required to have a basic level of sewing. All materials will be provided on the day and attendees will receive a Fosshape™ sample pack to take away with them, along with any mounts made on the day. Please bring your own sewing equipment if preferable.
The course will be led by Rachael Lee and Lilia Prier Tisdall.  Rachael and Lilia work as Textile Conservation Display Specialists at the Victoria and Albert
Museum. Between them they have 15 years of costume mounting experience including work on exhibitions such as Hollywood Costume, Alexander McQueen,
Frida Kahlo and Christian Dior. They are passionate about Fosshape™ and the myriad opportunities it provides for bespoke mounts, problem-solving and economies of time and budget.

Schedule for the day
Please arrive at the Secretariat entrance at 9.15am for a 9.30am start.
•      9.30am – 10.15am: Presentation and Practical demonstration
•      10.15am -1pm : Morning practical session
•      1-2pm: Lunch (not provided)
•      2pm-5pm: Afternoon practical session
•      5pm: Finish
Please note this workshop is for Icon members only.

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Conservation in Colour: Innovations and experiences in creating colour for textile treatment and display

People's History Museum, Manchester

Friday 8th November 2019

A one day symposium and knowledge exchange on the topic of using and creating colour in textile conservation practices. The day will comprise of paper presentations and more informal discussions on current practices.

-Textile dyes and dyeing techniques

-Digital printing


-Replicas and recreating colour for display

-Fading and colour change in textile objects

This symposium will coincide with the Textile Society conference ‘The Power of Colour’ taking place on Saturday 9th November 2019 at the Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester. The Textile Society has generously offered members rates for ICON Textile Group members attending both events.