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.

£650
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 1-2-1 workshop we will equip you with the knowledge and skills required to construct 3 professional looking tailored shades ( modern drum shade, traditional tailored shade...
£95
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...
£150
Cumbria - Next course on 25th September 2018
Come and enjoy a 2 day specialist hand embroidery workshop with Sara Dennis, our Royal School of Needlework trained tutor. While creating a beautiful cushion in grey linen with a unique elephant design you will learn a variety of Jacobean stitches using Appleton's crewel wool. This technique enjoys an element of fantasy with pink animals, blue trees and purple landscapes. Stitches combine with outrageous colours to create weird and wonderful dioramas. As a twist on...
£45
Midlothian - Next course on 29th August 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 150cm x 50cm. This allows for pattern placing. The fabric should ideally be light to medium weight...
£110
Derbyshire - Next course on 15th September 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...
£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...
£95
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...
£260
Derbyshire - Next course on 28th September 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....
£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...
£190
Derbyshire - Next course on 22nd September 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 2 day introductory course ideal for beginners or the very rusty to try out and see if they will enjoy themselves. These two, six hour days are only suitable for small projects unless you are wanting to complete a project you have...