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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.

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Next course on 3rd June 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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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I am City & Guilds trained and qualified and will teach you how to make bespoke soft furnishings with a professional finish. Machine made lined curtains This is an ideal course for beginners. I will teach you all the skills necessary to construct lined curtains to a professional standard. This style of curtain is predominantly sewn on the machine and has a commercial heading tape attached, either pencil pleat or triple pleat. You will learn...
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Traditional Lampshade Making - a two day course All levels including beginners Tutor: Helen Izzard Venue: Lilac Barn at English Hurdle There are many styles to create and lots of frames available but there are three main types of lampshades: tailored, pleated and a hard or firm frame. This 2 day course covers all the skills required to make a unique hand stitched, beautifully created tailored or pleated lampshade, complete with bindings and trimmings. You...
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Join us on our rewarding and relaxing course, a workshop full of discovery where you will restore to its former beauty Grandma's or Grandpa's armchair or simply the family's piano stool. This course runs thoughout the year, workshops are tailor-made to suit the participants availablity and requirements, our workshop is situated in the heart of Birmingham's jewellery quarter, 42 vyse st, B18 6HF. Our tutor/assessor holder of a TDLB qualification is a highly skilled and...
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Next course on 4th October 2017
Essential Soft furnishings – Accredited course 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 or those with some background in soft furnishing, textiles or upholstery, this course provides an invaluable pathway into soft furnishings. The course...
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Next course on 7th June 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...
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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!