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Fabric printing & lampshade making workshop

Duration: 1 day

Price: £65

Contact: Ria Rich at Ria Rich Creative

Serendipity Studios
Dark Lane
NN11 7HJ

Course Start Dates

Due to the uncertainty caused by COVID-19/Coronavirus, please contact the course organiser before finalising plans to attend this course.

Course dates are flexible; please get in touch for the next available date.

About the Course

Join designer & maker Ria Rich in her colourful studio situated on the beautiful Grand Union Canal in Braunston and create a fabulous lampshade to compliment your home.

In this all day workshop you will learn various fabric printing techniques such as stencils with screens, resists and stamps etc to create your design.

A selection of fabrics will be available for you to experiment on which will then be used to cover and construct a 20cm drum lampshade which is yours to take home.

There is a maximum of 6 students per workshop so you will be given plenty of individual guidance to help develop your work.

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?

A selection of fabrics will be available for you to experiment on which will then be used to cover and construct a 20cm drum lampshade which is yours to take home.

All materials are included.

Shops & cafe nearby.

Please email using the "Contact" form above to book.

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We had a lovely day with Ria in her beautiful studio. She was very patient and full of ideas. We had a great time.

- - #26881

My sister and I spent a wonderful day at Ria's new studio adjacent to the canal. Lovely studio with so much space. We were kept topped up with tea and coffees and Ria's relaxed and friendly coaching helped us both design and make our lampshades. We were both very pleased with what we achieved and this was our second visit. No doubt we will be back to make something else. We highly recommend her workshops

- - #25594

My sister and I took my mum to Ria's lampshade making course recently for her 60th birthday. What can I say, we had the loveliest day end to end and that was entirely down to the enthusiasm, loveliness and talent of Ria. She was so patient and really got our creative juices flowing, supporting our crazy ideas and providing lots of inspiration. The setting of Ria's studio really adds to the experience, a beautiful building alongside the canal in rural Northamptonshire. Definitely go down the canal to have lunch in the canal boat! I would definitely recommend Ria's lampshade making course, a really fun and interesting day with a lovely lampshade to take away at the end.

- - #25405

Ria is a very patient and knowledgeable teacher. We both came away with lampshades we are going to use - mine is going to be a Wedding present for someone and I'm really happy with the result.
The setting is lovely and we also enjoyed lunch from the cafe.
I've recommended to a friend already!
Ria gives enough input so that you get a fantastic results but still feel that you designed and made it - a perfect balance!

- - #15833

I had a lovely day doing this course. Ria has a great personality and explained everything very well. She made lots of useful suggestions to make our original ideas come to life. The group was small so there was lots of individual attention. Ria even made me feel confident about freehand drawing my own shapes and making the stencils for my fabric printing! I came away with a fun nature-themed lampshade for my bedroom. I'd really like to make a couple of smaller shades now for my wall lights! The course is well worth doing and was a very enjoyable day. As an aside, the on-site restaurant is very good too!

- - #15820

We had an amazing time making our lampshade Ria is a great teacher and wonderful person we left the course happy and with a great lampshade

- - #15499

I spent a lovely day recently in Ria’s lampshade making workshop. Ria was very supportive throughout the day and I learned lots of new skills. Even though I was an absolute beginner in this, I came away with a unique lampshade that now sits proudly in my craft room. I would definitely recommend this to anyone looking to try something new.

Thank you for a great day, Ria.

- - #14958

Just do it. A day learning screen printing and lampshade making was so much fun. I absolutely loved it, and with Ria’s wonderful guidance and nurturing I went home with a unique lampshade, a new skill and a head full of wonderful ideas. Highly recommend. Thank you Ria xx

- - #14183

This is a fantastic workshop to help you take your first steps in fabric printing techniques. Ria is patient, approachable and very knowledgeable, she helps you to get the most out of your design ideas and have fun at the same time. I would highly recommend Ria's workshop to anyone.

- - #13947

Was very excited about joining Ria's screen printing workshop and was not disappointed. The workshop was 6 hours and boy did the time fly when you're having fun. Ria is lovely and great to work with. Was great to explore different ideas and Ria was on hand to help bring those of life. Would recommend this course to anyone who'd like to tap into their creative side!

- - #13919

I had an amazing day and thoroughly enjoyed making my lampshade. Many thanks to ria for making the day so enjoyable.

- - #13024

Had a wonderful time creating my lampshade. Ria was so helpful and patient she brought out a talent I never knew I had. Would definitely recommend. Thank you so much Ria .

- - #12407

I spent last Saturday doing this printing and lampshade workshop with my daughter. We had a lovely day with Ria teaching us all the new skills needed to produce a unique and very lovely lampshade.
Ria's enthusiasm, helpfulness and creativity made the day fly by and it was a day I would certainly repeat and recommend. Lunch in the restaurant in the courtyard was good too!
Thank you

- - #12277

I thoroughly enjoyed this workshop. Ria is a very creative, encouraging, patient, teacher and made me and my friends feel very at ease.We had such a fun day and I can definitely recommend this course to all whatever their abilities.

- - #11460

So pleased to have attended Ria's lampshade workshop. A lively, enjoyable experience obtaining new skills , taught with patience and inspiring creative knowledge. Really delighted with my unique finished shade and the sense of achievement.
Just need more lights! Gets you buzzing to have more individual shades.

- - #11249

I had a wonderful time, Ria is very patient and encouraging. I enjoyed experimenting with different colours and designs and at the end you have a bespoke lampshade!
Great fun. I’d definitely recommend the day.

- - #11164

Ria is an excellent teacher - full of knowledge and encouragement. The day was informative, fun and relaxed. I would happily go again. The studio is in a beautiful setting too. So much to enjoy !

- - #11161

I loved Ria’s lampshade making course. It was fun and informal and Ria was so helpful both with the practical side and also tapping into our ideas in order to bring them to life. I would thoroughly recommend this course. Fantastic value for money and my lampshade has pride of place in my lounge. Take your ideas and your colour scheme an do it!

- - #11159

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  • Daytime (weekdays)
  • Events & groups
  • Other locations possible - tutor willing to travel
  • Parking provided
  • Romantic
  • Suitable for all abilities
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers
  • Weekends

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