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Drum & Soft Lampshades at ShedLight

Duration: Drum shades 3 hrs, soft shades 5 hours

Price: £40

Run by: Vanessa Moreton
at ShedLight


Whitehouse Farm
Featherstone Lane
WV10 7NG

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About the Course

Have you ever wanted to make a lampshade to match your soft furnishings, or transform that piece of vintage fabric into something useful?

This relaxed and supportive 3 hour, afternoon workshop 1-4pm, introduces you to the simple techniques and tools required to make a basic 30cms drum lampshade (other sizes/heights available by prior arrangement). A range of attractive modern/vintage/African cotton print fabrics are available for you to choose from.

Or learn the craft of traditional soft lampshade making but with a contemporary twist! Make a 10" diameter bowed empire or scallop shade cover using machine and hand stitching techniques with modern fabrics and trimmings. The course is 6 hours with lunch included - cost £85.

You may wish to use left over furnishing fabric adding individual style to your room or create a fun look with contrasting colours.

I am a part-time Secondary School Teacher, teaching ages 11-18 in Crafts with 15 years experience and have a degree in 3D Design (Woods, Metals, Plastics). The courses are relaxed so you can work at your own pace with plenty of friendly support and guidance.

If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above or telephone us. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

Endless tea, coffee and biscuits are available plus a 30cm diameter Drum Lampshade kit with fabric, and use of my tools. Embellishments like braiding or additional kits are an extra cost.
Soft lampshade course includes your lunch, the lampshade frame, materials, fabric, threads and trims.

Want to review this course?

I attended the course today with my niece and we both had a fab morning making our lampshades. The end results looked quite professional ( a surprise to both of us!!) Vanessa was absolutely lovely, very helpful and supportive throughout. Would recommend to everyone 😊

- - #16596

Response from ShedLight:

Thank you Esther! It was lovely to meet you and your niece Amy and I really enjoyed the morning too :)

Excellent instruction and some lovely fabrics to choose from. Even my hubby was impressed with the end result which is a great accolade :)
Thank you Vanessa; I may well be back with a friend :)

- - #14903

Response from ShedLight:

Thank you Sue, we did have a fun morning and it was lovely to meet you! Hope to see you soon Vanessa :)

Brilliant morning spent with Vanessa and my daughters are overjoyed with their new lights. Thankyou

- - #9624

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Course Start Dates

Saturday 9th March 2019
Thursday 6th June 2019
Sunday 7th July 2019
  • Child friendly
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Suitable for events & groups
  • Suitable for stag and hen dos
  • Teen friendly

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