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.

£225
Derbyshire - Next course on 6th July 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....
£395
East Sussex
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 in-depth workshop we will equip you with the knowledge and skills required to construct 3 professional looking tailored shades ( modern drum shade, traditional tailored shade...
£495
Derbyshire - Next course on 24th August 2018
This long weekend gives students the opportunity to undertake larger projects than on the 2 and 3 day classes. All levels of experience are welcome, from beginners to experienced. Angie has been teaching upholstery, soft furnishings and loose covers for 15 years from her home just outside Matlock on the edge of the peak District. There are 3 students on this 4 day course. The small student numbers mean that I can provide one to...
£48
London
A Papershades workshop lasts about three hours. In that time, you'll learn how to use paper collage to create a unique design on a card template. All the paper and materials are provided along with expert tuition from artist Ros Freeborn. Once your paper design is ready, Ros will print it onto five panels of A4 Papershades paper and then, once you've cut out the template, it will be fixed onto Papershades wheels and.... voila!...
£35
Cumbria - Next course on 26th June 2018
These are two separate courses taking place on the same day - choose either morning or afternoon or if you wish you may enrol for both and have a longer lunch between 12.30 and 1.30pm In the morning from 9.30am to 1pm Hand Stencil a stunning Lampshade: Sonja will bring some base fabrics and a variety of stencils for you to use to create a variety of professional patterns in your chosen colours - learning...
£75
Cumbria - Next course on 12th July 2018
An exciting new course added early June 2018 with this extremely talented and exciting designer and printer. Laura Sowerby is an up and coming print maker working in lino cut out of her a picturesque studio in the Langdales in Cumbria to create intricate botanical designs for fabric, prints, wallpaper and soft furnishings. Her designs are joyously detailed and bold and reflect a love of the nature and colour of her Lakeland surroundings. Her primary...
£110
Derbyshire - Next course on 21st June 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, 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 your interior...
£180
Devon
Creative woven textile courses in South Devon with Susie Gillespie. Two day courses held in a timber-framed studio near Totnes. Beginners or experienced students. Susie can show you basic weaving techniques as well as unusual ideas in weaving. You will be able to make your own artwork, cushion or needle-case. You can weave different textures on a linen warp, experimenting with wrappings, twill, looping, slits and tapestry inlay. You can also see Flax growing and...
£170
Norfolk
Caroline Davidson is an experienced textile teacher, artist ad designer who has recently gained an MA in Textile Culture at Norwich University College of the Arts and a qualification in Digital Textile Print at Chelsea College of Art and Design. Silkscreen printing courses at Pound Farm Barn take place in her studio and workshop. 'Having taught and produced work for over twenty years, I am passionate about all aspects of textiles. Specializing in design and...
£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...