All meetings held in the Committee Room of the Office Block, St Fagans: National History Museum, unless otherwise advertised. Start times usually 10.30am for Coffee. Speakers at 11.00am and 2.00pm unless stated otherwise. There is a £5.00 car parking charge at St Fagans. Non-members are welcome, £6 for the day.

24 September 2016

Thomas Von Nordheim  My Life and Work in Ladies Couture Tailoring

Craftsman, designer and lecturer at London College of Fashion. Author of books on the Art of Tailoring, Couture and Fashion.From his Central London Studio he runs courses on couture tailoring, vintage sewingtechniques and specialised Millinery. He has worked at Hampton Court developing  patterns from  the Royal Palace Dress Collection.

Jane Williams   Creating  Costumes for Men at the WNO

Working as cutter for Men’s costume at the Welsh National Opera. We hope she will talk about her work on some of the most recent new productions, premiering in Cardiff this year.

19 November 2016

Deirdre Clancy  Reflections on a Career in Costume

Renowned British Designer of Costumes and sets for film and twice winner of the Olivier Award for Best Costume Design.

For her work on ‘Mrs Brown’ she won a BAFTA for Best Costume Design. Dame Judi Dench described her as ’the most wonderful inventive and brilliantly talented designer’

She is also the author of ‘Designing Costume for Stage and Screen’ and several other beautiful books on Costume.

Louise Evans  My Career in Costume

It is always interesting to hear from graduates of the Royal Collage of Music and Drama. This year we look forward to meeting a young woman who is rapidly developing an exciting career for herself in Stage and TV.

4 February 2017

Workshop –Pinch Boxes 

Charlotte Hodgson will run an embroidery session for you to creat your own decorative receptacle or ornament.

Known as an ‘etui’  from the French for Keeper or holder and used to hold small items for daily use such as scissors, needles etc. This box is based on a Victorian Lady’s Necessary and it would make a charming tree decoration or gift.

8 April 2017


Guest Speaker  To be arranged

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