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3D Textile Flower-Making with Artist Lora Avedian

Workshop, 8 May 18:30 – 20:30

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Create 3D textile flowers inspired by Leighton House Museum’s opulent decor and secret gardens. Guided by artist Lora Avedian, learn how to make textures and patterns using simple embroidery techniques. The evening includes a complimentary drink and access to the Museum.

Leighton House Museum is delighted to partner with Lora Avedian, a London-based multidisciplinary artist, to deliver a series of workshops exploring her textile practice during London Craft Week. Spend the session creating 3D textile plants and flowers inspired by Leighton House’s opulent decor and secret gardens. Create your own replica flora made from fabric and learn how to make textures and patterns using simple embroidery techniques that Lora uses in her own practice.

Leighton House Museum is the former home and studio of the leading Victorian artist, Frederic, Lord Leighton (1830–1896). The highlight of any visit is the extraordinary Arab Hall, which features one of the greatest displays of Islamic tiles, delicate mosaic floors, a gold mosaic frieze set beneath a gilded dome and a calming fountain. Upstairs, the grand studio houses work by Leighton and his contemporaries and is where Leighton painted some of his masterpieces, including the vibrant Flaming June.

A family workshop is held on Saturday 11 May, where families can create 3D textile flowers looking at the beautiful patterns and colours of the historic rooms and garden.

Saturday 11 May, 2pm – 3.30pm

Booking necessary, 30 places (children), £3 per child, FREE for parents/guardians

Book here for Family Workshop

A further 3D Textile Flower-Making workshop will also be held on Wednesday 15 May, 6.30 – 9pm, available to book via Eventbrite

There is no step-free or wheelchair access to any part of the house.