The WMTC Costume Department is thrilled to report the success of our recent Costume Skill Share Workshops. This year we invited participants behind the scenes on our current production, Side Show, to learn some great new skills and help create real costume pieces!

We held two fantastic sessions; Whimsical Waistcoat- Creating a Costume Vest with Glenn Membrey and Tulle and Jewells – Stoning and Gathering for Costume with Katrina Stanley.

Both sessions were fully booked and we loved sharing new skills with our regular WMTC Costumiers and welcoming some new faces!

A big thank-you to our talented teachers and to all who attended.

Stay tuned for further updates from the WMTC Costumiers as we work towards our November opening of Side Show and start planning for 2019.

Skill Share Sessions included:

Whimsical Waistcoats – Creating a costume Vest

Glenn Membry
Saturday 25th August 2018: 12.30pm-3.30p

Come and join the waistcoat wizard, Glenn Membrey, and learn how to construct a simple vest.

Glenn will guide you through techniques including both double and single breasted, full lining, and welt pocket construction.

Participants will get to apply their skills creating a full costume waistcoat for WMTCs upcoming production Side Show.

All materials supplied, make sure your chalk is sharp, and your wit even sharper…..

Tulle and Jewels – Techniques for Costume Embellishment

Katrina Stanley
Sunday 9th Sept 2018 – 9.30am to 12.30p

Costumier Katrina Stanley specialises in couture for performance, Katrina has mastered the art of working with tulle and of stoning her garments with literally thousands of crystals and would love to share this technique with other costume lovers.

Her skill share session will include:

  1. An introduction to working with non-hot fix crystals
  2. Gathering tulle to create skirts and ruffles
  3. An overview of the equipment required
  4. Tips and tricks for achieving best results
  5. Some examples of her own work

Participants will learn the basics and get to apply their new skills embellishing real costume pieces for WMTCs upcoming production Side Show.

All materials supplied.