Gathered Lampshade Making Workshop with Moji Designs in London, Minerva Workshop

Gathered Lampshades


This Course is run by Moji Salehi at Minerva Workshop in London
This course must be booked directly with Minerva Workshop

Gathered lampshades are currently enjoying a revival of interest. Traditionally made using plain fabrics, they are now being created from an array of fabrics.

You will learn all the skills you need to make your own gathered or traditional lampshades, fully lined and finished to a high standard. You will then be able to go on to make more shades, either professionally or for your own use.

DAY ONE: 10-5.30pm
Binding your lampshade frame (a straight sided empire frame 20cm or 25cm base measurement).
You will learn how to bind your frame
Measuring and making a pleated lining for the lampshade from cotton or linen
Gathering your fabric, and attaching and hand sewing it onto the frame
Between the end of Day One & Day Two there will be some hand-sewing to complete in your own time.

DAY TWO: 10-5.30pm
Hand sewing your lining onto the frame
Making and attaching bias binding for your lampshade
Completing any hand sewing your outer gathered fabric onto the frame
You do not need any previous experience, although a love of hand sewing or an intention to have one is ideal! There is a lot of hand sewing required to attach your fabric onto the frame.

Bring your own fabric - approximately 1m - thinner and finer fabrics are best - we recommend lawn cotton - fabrics such as linen are much harder to gather.
0.5m light cotton for the cotton.
We will have a small selection of fabrics, but please let us know when booking if you would like this service to ensure we have enough on site.

All courses are 2 days, some run over 2 consecutive weeks, some run 2 days in a row - please be sure to note dates when booking. The timings for 2 days in a row are slightly longer.

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

Tools and materials


Moji Salehi at Moji Designs


Unit 2, Dove Commercial Centre
109 Bartholomew Road
Greater London

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Advanced/pro level
  • Intermediate level
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers


2 days (10:00am to 5:30pm)

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Elizabeth Ford - - #32884

This course was amazing - it was fast-paced and challenging, and I am so happy with the fact that I have made a beautiful lampshade, and all in 2 days.
Moji was so supportive and encouraging. She is a wealth of knowledge and spurred us all on to achieve.
Minerva Studios is a a beautiful and welcoming environment. Lottie has built a lovely place to get together and be creative.
Thank you!

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