Soft furnishings (lampshades, cushions, blinds & curtains) courses

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Soft furnishings, curtain-making, blind-making, rug-making and lampshade courses, classes and workshops taught all across the UK. Enjoyable and useful courses that teach you the skills to make your home beautiful. Would you like to learn how to make all your own soft furnishings? Come and join a course, workshop or group and be inspired by an expert teacher who will share their skill with you.

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...
Midlothian - Next course on 27th October 2018
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...
East Sussex
September Special offer: £450 reduced from £650 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 tailored shades...
Greater Manchester - Next course on 7th November 2018
The ottoman, a large footstool can also double up as a coffee table. Students on the course will learn traditional and modern upholstery skills, including slip stitching and making the buttons. Paint techniques are also taught using Reloved vintage paints.
Cumbria - Next course on 24th October 2018
Come and enjoy a 1 day specialist hand embroidery workshop with Sara Dennis, our Royal School of Needlework trained tutor. We will sew a silver tup using goldwork techniques on boiled wool. The course will cover the basics of goldwork technique, working with Japanese thread, purl, chipping and kid. It will be taught hands on, demonstration and instruction. At the end of the session you will be familiar with the application of working with metalic...
One year Essential Soft furnishings accredited course near Hemel Hempstead. This course runs one day per week for the full academic calendar, with highly experienced tutor Maggi Loughran. This practical and hands on course has been developed by the AMUSF to deliver the skills and knowledge necessary for participants wishing to enter a career in soft furnishings, or to continue their learning with recognition by accreditation. Suitable for beginners with an interest in the field...
Derbyshire - Next course on 29th November 2018
Whether you want to upholster an old foot stall, recover and revise a lampshade and stand, use decoupage to create a quirky chest of drawers or desk, make a roman blind or simply learn to use a sewing machine....this is the workshop for you! Lucy has oodles of skills and ideas to inspire you! From decoupage, paint effects, fabric application and quirky design concepts, this workshop will give you the skills and inspiration to transform...
Staffordshire - Next course on 29th October 2018
**Half Term Special Offer** Gnomes are all the rage for this season, and our “No Sew Gnomes” are no exception! Join us for some crafting fun, and go home with a cute Gnome to place on a shelf, give as a gift. These cute little guys (or girls) are fun to make, and take no experience. The photo doesn’t do these cuties justice, all materials are provided! Grab some friends or come meet some new...
Derbyshire - Next course on 7th December 2018
Angie had been teaching upholstery, soft furnishings and loose covers for nearly 15 years from her home just outside Matlock on the edge of the peak District. There are 4 students on this 3 day course. Some suggestions as to suitable projects are as follows: Upholstery - a fireside, winged armchair or a bedroom chair, traditional dining chair, headboard, footstool (small to very large and we can provide frames at additional cost) are some suggestions....
Greater Manchester
I am City & Guilds trained and qualified in soft furnishing making and hold Level 3 Award in Education & Training. I will teach you how to make soft furnishings to a professional standard. These 2 workshops are suitable for students with minimal sewing experience. You can find further information on my website via the link above. Machine made lined curtains I will teach you all the skills necessary to construct lined curtains to a...