Made By Mrs M

Textiles at the London Transport Museum


I had a fantastic day on Tuesday when I joined a textiles workshop at the London Transport Museum.

The workshop was held at the museum's Acton Town depot and formed part of their regular open week/weekend.  I'm a little bit of a Tube geek and (despite many years of commuting on the Northern Line) I still get really excited by travelling on the Tube and enjoying it's design (my bathroom tiles are inspired by a Tube station after all....).

The day started with a short tour of the depot and a talk about a wonderful carriage which has recently been restored as part of the Tube's 150th birthday celebrations.  I took a few photos as I wandered around:

 Seeking out lovely fabric as I went!

We then moved on to our practical workshop, where we started off looking at some of the moquette fabrics.

Then set about working on our own designs inspired by these and the various things we had seen around the depot. 

 We made blocks, and started printing.

I had a brilliant time and came away with a printed cushion together with a couple of samples (which I might be able to make something with!).  

The London Transport Museum Depot holds open weekends in the spring and the autumn.  You can visit this coming weekend.  For details, visit their website