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.

£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...
£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!...
£195
East Sussex - Next course on 9th June 2018
Origami Lampshade Making Masterclass including professional advice and insight on how to brand, market and sell your lampshades successfully. During this in-depth guided masterclass you will learn the process of designing and constructing a medium size origami lampshade by following a set of directions to turn flat sheets of paper into 3d forms. This hands on workshop will cover various paper folding/sculpting techniques and crease patterns to fold bases. This is what we cover during...
£110
Derbyshire - Next course on 7th 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...
£75
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...
£60
Perthshire - Next course on 25th May 2018
Students are the inspiration and focus of Sandra Fryer's Upholstery Workshops. The classes are flexible and friendly, and due to the small number attending you won't find yourself waiting too long for attention. Upholstery is a challenging but immensely rewarding craft to learn. A dining chair or footstool are ideal projects for a complete beginner but more ambitious projects can be attempted by those either with previous experience, or time to attend a series of...
£15
Hampshire - Next course on 9th June 2018
Beginners sewing Workshops Every 2nd saturday of the month from 10-12noon Bring your own sewing machine {we can loan if needed] Contact us for material required as sometimes we need you to cut out the fabric to save on time Pupils can pop in on any lesson Each month we have a 2 hour project all designed for beginners we try to learn new techniques each month please contact me on the details above Please...