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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.

Next course on 9th September 2017
Upholstery and Upcycling workshop. Full Day. 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...
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...
Students are the inspiration and focus of Sandra Fryer's Upholstery Classes. 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...
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...
Next course on 14th October 2017
Our Traditional Lampshade Making Workshop is suitable for anyone wishing to learn for pleasure or business. There are many styles of lampshades and lots of frames available but there are three main types of lampshades: tailored, pleated and a hard or firm frame. This practical and hands-on 2 day workshop covers all the traditional skills required to make a unique hand stitched, tailored or pleated lampshade. You will learn how to choose your frame and...
The current course runs across 8 weeks in 2 hour sessions. There are 3 time slots - Tuesday am 10 - 12, Tuesday pm 12.30 - 2.30, and Wednesday am 10.30 - 12.30. The course is taught by Jan and Angela; both are City and Guilds qualified and have previously taught upholstery and sewing for Kirklees College. Students are welcome to join mid course. Students work in small groups of up to 10, with mixed...
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 our face book page sew b it has...
Next course on 7th September 2017
Lucy runs her Interior design and soft furnishing workshops and business from her 17th Century colourful home in the Derbyshire Dales. Crash Course In Interior Design: An inspirational 4 weeks mixing both theory and practical tasks. Are you looking to re-design your home, interested in a new hobby, or simply want a bit of time to be creative.... Lucy has hand picked all of her favorite parts from her 10 week course at Nottingham Trent...
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!
I am City & Guilds qualified in soft furnishing making and will teach all of the skills and techniques needed to produce professional standard curtains, Roman blinds and cushions. There are classes suitable for beginner to advanced. Piped Edge Cushion with Zip Closure - You will learn how to make a professionally finished cushion. This is a constructive workshop teaching valuable techniques which are often used when making other soft furnishing projects. You will learn...