Soft furnishings (lampshades, curtains and cushion covers) 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.

Next course on 19th October 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...
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...
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 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 suitable...
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 classes are suitable for students with minimal experience 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...
Next course on 3rd October 2017
The current course runs across 9 weeks in 2.5 hour sessions. There are 5 time slots - Tuesday pm 12.30 - 3.00, Tuesday pm 7.00 - 9.00 and Wednesday am 9.30 - 12.00, Wednesday pm 12.30 - 3.00, and Wednesday pm 7.00 - 9.00. 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 work in small groups of up...
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...
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!