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Lampshade making courses

Learn how to hand-make a unique lampshade at workshops and courses around the UK. Lighting is so important for creating a welcoming atmosphere, so what better than to make a beautiful lamp shade that reflects your own tastes and creativity. Many different techniques are possible, using fabric, paper, felt, willow and more... find a tutor now!

£75
Worcestershire - Next course on 4th April 2019
This is an exciting workshop and just takes you one step further into that addictive world of machine embroidery. All materials and the lampshade kit for a 20cm drum shade will be provided, just bring your own machine. You will be using machine embroidery so make sure that you can drop the dog teeth and have the appropriate embroidery foot. Once booked, more details will be sent to you. (If you prefer to use your...
£65
Northamptonshire
Join Designer & Maker Ria Rich in her colourful studio situated in rural Northamptonshire where you can design and create a fabulous lampshade to compliment your home. In this all day workshop you will learn various fabric printing techniques such stencils with screens, resists and stamps etc to create your design. A selection of fabrics will be available for you to experiment on which will then be used to cover and construct a 20cm drum...
£40
Staffordshire
Have you ever wanted to make a lampshade to match your soft furnishings, or transform that piece of vintage fabric into something useful? This relaxed and supportive 3 hour, morning or afternoon workshop, introduces you to the simple techniques and tools required to make a basic 30cms drum lampshade (other sizes/heights available by prior arrangement). A range of attractive modern/vintage/African cotton print fabrics are available for you to choose from. Cannot make it to me?...
£50
Somerset - Next course on 28th June 2019
I have been teaching lampshades for many years and following many requests from students, I am running this workshop again. The simple drum lampshade is the easiest one to make and I will take you through the skills and tools needed. This workshop is suitable for anyone wishing to learn for pleasure or business. You will be able to make a 25cm lampshade and we will also have kits available to purchase on the day...
£30
Cheshire
I am an experienced surface pattern designer and fully qualified teacher with more than eight years experience. Join me and learn how to create your own Lampshade on this fabulous Workshop. You will leave having made a 30cm Drum lampshade. This workshop is suitable for beginners, all you need is to bring your own fabric...all other materials provided!
£50
Cornwall
I am a textile artist based in North Cornwall. I have my own purpose built studio at the bottom of my garden, their is plenty of parking by my house. I will use my knowledge of different techniques to help you complete a lampshade to your own design. I have lots of material and embellishments which you will have access to. I hand dye a lot of my own material and also print many pieces,...
£650
East Sussex
Get in touch to enquire about current special offers! Two day complete Lampshade Making Masterclass including professional advice and insight on how to brand, market and sell your lampshades successfully. This masterclass is suitable for those wishing to learn the craft as a hobby or those who are planning to start a professional lampshade making business. During this 1-2-1 workshop we will equip you with the knowledge and skills required to construct 3 professional looking...
£25
Dorset
No previous skills required for my rewarding short workshops that include all materials. I keep my groups small (3-6 people) which means that you will receive lots of help if you need it. The Cyanotype photographic printing process was used in the 19th century by architects, engineers and scientists to copy drawings. It utilises the power of mixing ammonium citrate and potassium ferricyanide with sunlight to produce beautiful blue images. It is such a magical...
£185
Cambridgeshire - Next course on 23rd March 2019
This fast track two day workshop will provide you with the skills to make a balloon lined bowed empire shade using traditional methods and hand stitching techniques. Learn how to bind the frame, template and fit your top fabric and lining, finishing with a hand stitched bias trim. No previous sewing experience is required, you will be guided through each stage. I Based in the historical village of Castor between Stamford & Peterborough, we are...
£195
Somerset - Next course on 29th June 2019
Our Traditional Lampshade Making Workshop is suitable for anyone wishing to learn for pleasure or business. There are many styles of lampshades and lots of frames available but there are three main types of lampshades: tailored, pleated and a hard or firm frame. This practical hands-on 2 day workshop covers all the traditional skills required to make a unique hand stitched, tailored or pleated lampshade. You will learn how to choose your frame and suitable...