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Fluidity and Form, Bias Cut and Costume with Claire Christie

Fri 13 Sept 14.30 - 18.00
Costume studio

Fluidity and Form, Bias Cut and Costume with Claire Christie


The fluidity and form workshop allowed participants to experiment with the perfomativity of cut and of material.  Bias cut expert Claire Christie presented the complexity alongside the creative possibility of cutting on the bias, draping on the stand and experimentation with materials.

She also presented her own work and shared her research on this specialist area of costume making.

Experience in sewing machine skills was required.

Price: £12

Image: Practice-based research on bias cut by Claire Christie, for the Encounters in the Archive project, photograph by Bill Butcher.

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Claire Christie

Having previously taught at Central Saint Martins and Central School of Speech and Drama, Claire is now subject leader in costume realisation at London College of Fashion, working across MA and BA. In her extensive career in film, television and theatre, she has worked on many notable historical and contemporary films, making costumes for actors such as John Malkovich, Dame Judi Dench, Helena Bonham-Carter, Angelina Jolie, Maggie Smith and Dawn French. Her recent research into the art of 1920s and 30s bias .