About the Course
I have been teaching lampshades for many years and following many requests from students, I am running this workshop again. The simple drum lampshade is the easiest one to make and I will take you through the skills and tools needed. This workshop is suitable for anyone wishing to learn for pleasure or business.
You will be able to make a 25cm lampshade and we will also have kits available to purchase on the day for you to take home and make more lampshades.
We also advise you to bring a large plastic bag to take your lampshade safely home in please.
There will be a range of fabrics that we use available to purchase on the day. We offer a wide selection of fabrics from British designers such as Peony and Sage, Sarah Hardaker, Kate Forman, Cabbages & Roses, Emily Bond, Vanessa Arbuthnott and many more. If you are looking for fabric inspiration, would like to order fabric ready for the workshop, or have a particular design in mind, please get in touch at least 2 weeks before the workshop.
If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
What's included in the price?
You will need to bring approximately half a metre of fabric with you, a few basic haberdashery items such as scissors, tape measure etc and we will supply the remaining materials. You will be inspired to go home and make lots more lampshades! No sewing experience required.
I enjoyed every single minute of the course.
Thank you Helen, I loved your relaxed but very attentive style of teaching. Who'd have thought we could complete a lampshade in just a few hours. A really fun and fruitful morning.
Laura - - #17927
Response from Helen Izzard Designs:Thank you Laura, so glad you enjoyed the workshop. Helen
Helen was so organised, helpful and friendly. In spite of the big numbers she managed to assist everyone at the various stage they were at. It was a lovely relaxed atmosphere but we all completed our project and o feel confident to repeat another lampshade at home
Carole Kydd - - #17925
Response from Helen Izzard Designs:I am so pleased you enjoyed the day and feel you have the skills to continue making lampshades! Helen
An Excellent Drum Lampshade Course
Helen was consistently thorough in her communications with me prior to attending the course to ensure we all completely understood the course time, location (inc. directions) and materials required for the session.
The course was great fun and extremely good in delivering a complete and thorough understanding on how to make a drum lampshade. Helen's attention to the differing stages we were all at and checking that we were on track and had fully understood her instructions was first class. At all times her guidance was delivered in such a pleasant friendly way - it felt like a good friend was teaching you. I left feeling that I would be entirely able to make a drum lampshade on my own at home. A first class course and a brilliant teacher.
Sarah Cowper - - #17922
Response from Helen Izzard Designs:Thank you Sarah, it was lovely to meet you and thank you for all the organisation!
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