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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!

£35
Cheshire - Next course on 1st February 2019
Join us for a creative session making your own 30cm Lampshade. The workshop includes everything you need to make the lampshade apart from the fabric. Either bring your own, or purchase here on the day - we have a selection to choose from. Fabric must be 940mm long x 255mm wide. The workshop takes around 2.5 hours, but depends on chat / concentration levels!! The Little Brick House is a little shed of creativity located...
£75
Worcestershire - Next course on 15th February 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...
£185
Cambridgeshire - Next course on 26th January 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...
£50
Somerset
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 either a 20cm or 30cm lampshade and we will also have kits available to purchase...
£45
Midlothian - Next course on 25th January 2019
This is a fun and popular workshop, ideal for beginners! No sewing involved and you will go home with a gorgeous lampshade that you have created yourself! During the workshop you will learn how to create a professional 30cm drum rolled edge lampshade using the fabric of your choice. Please bring with you a piece of fabric approximately 1m x 50cm. This allows for pattern placing. The fabric should ideally be light to medium weight...
£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!
£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...
£40
Staffordshire - Next course on 6th June 2019
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, afternoon workshop 1-4pm, 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. Or learn the craft of traditional...