CPD Digital Resources

Online resources compiled by the Icon Textile Committee to assist with CPD activities during the Coronavirus pandemic

We are leaving them up in the hopes they continue to be helpful and inspirational. The list will be updated periodically so if you find a link no longer works please let Hannah Sutherland know. If you find a useful lecture or online course (preferably free to access) please let us know and we will add it to the list.

Get crafty! Get crafty!
  • Refresh your weaving skills with Dovecot Online teaching series. 
  • The Beauty of Mending is an Instagram page and book charting the course of repair in clothing. Another artist exploring these themes is Celia Pym, who was a featured artist at the Women's Hour Craft Prize at the V&A in 2017. 
  • The Burrell Collection, Glasgow Museums, have created a pattern for replicating the embroidered carnation design from one of their 17th Century coifs.
  • Learn about the meditative craft of Sashiko with this dedicated YouTube Channel
  • Do you know your Bargello from your Berlin work? Brush up on your embroidery styles with this illustrated guide from the V&A.
Exhibitions highlights Exhibitions highlights
  • Missed out on Dior in Paris or London? The exhibition from Paris can now be viewed online. French/English with English subtitles.
  • Tour The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Design from your sofa with Met360
  • Leeds Museum are offering an online tour of their FastxSlow Fashion exhibition.
  • Use Google Arts and Culture to explore galleries across the world.
  • An online exhibition from National Museums Northern Ireland showcases the country's rich history of flax growing and linen production. Every stage of production is broken down and explored.
  • Museum highlight! Chertsey Museum in Surrey has a great fashion blog, but also has many of their previous exhibitions available on their website.
  • During their exhibition Shoes: Pleasure and Pain the V&A put together an interactive timeline of shoes. If shoes are your thing, why not also check out Bata Shoe Museum's collection of online exhibitions.
  • The Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, MA, has a beautiful 360 degree view of their fashion and design galleries online. The page also includes a short introduction by the gallery curator, Petra Slinkard.
  • The V&A has launched a series of exhibition tour videos taking you through Kimono: Kyoto to Catwalk. Join Anna Jackson, Keeper of the Asian Department, explore all five sections of the show.
  • If you're on social media you may have seen London's Fashion Alphabet from the Museum of London. Their team has now uploaded all their object videos to their website so you can puruse from Hardy Amies right through to the Rahvis sisters (with more letters to come!). 
  • The Museum at FIT (Fashion Institute of Technology, NYC) has a YouTube channel with videos covering both recent exhibitions and their associated symposiums.
  • Totnes Fashion and Textile Museum invites you to view their virtual exhibition, which explores The Survival of Glamour through the Second World War and beyond.
  • Elizabeth Way from FIT discusses their 2017 exhibition Black Fashion Designers with Andre Leon Talley.
  • You can now watch the gallery talk of Kimono: Fashioning Identities of Tokyo National Museum with English subtitles. This will be available until March 2023!
Podcasts and videos Podcasts and videos