With Crimson Rose O'Shea, textile designer

Takes place in the Learning Studio

In-Person Live Event – Join us at the Museum

Part of our Myth and Reality Season

In this workshop, you will learn how to design your own repeat pattern by hand, inspired by motifs from Ancient Greek and Cretan pottery from the Ashmolean collection and Labyrinth: Knossos, Myth & Reality exhibition.

A repeat pattern ‘tile’ allows you to create a seamless repeat pattern that can have multiple applications: it can be used as decoration or on textiles, products or paper.

You will be able study patterns from our exhibition and the permanent collections, with advice from our presenter and designer Crimson Rose O'Shea.

You will also learn how to use these patterns to create your own unique design, and turn them into a repeat pattern tile on paper.

We will be introducing drawing techniques to enable you to create your pattern, however, patterns can also be copied, traced or collaged. Everyone will complete the workshop with an exciting repeat pattern on paper, all levels are welcome including beginners.

All materials will be provided.



This past event has now taken place.

If you have any questions before the event, please email