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Lampshade making at ShedLight


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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, morning or afternoon workshop, 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.

Cannot make it to me? For a minimum of 2 people I am happy to travel to you for a workshop in your own home within a 10 mile radius (mileage in excess of this would incur travel expenses).

Hen do? Are you looking for an alternative fun afternoon.......special offer of a free afternoon tea included in the price with a minimum of 10 students attending.

The courses are relaxed so you can work at your own pace with plenty of friendly support and guidance.

If you will be redeeming a CraftCourses gift voucher on this course, the 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.


Vanessa Moreton at ShedLight
Whitehouse Farm
Featherstone Lane
Featherstone, Wolverhampton
WV10 7NG
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Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Children
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Hen dos
  • Parking provided
  • Seniors
  • Stag dos
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers
  • Tutor can travel

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In-person course
- - #30741

Attended a course back in March, and it was such a good day.

I really enjoyed the approach to teaching and we were both so proud to leave with our finished lampshades, which now both have pride of place in our home.

I fully intend to make another at some point :)

Thank you for such a good day.

Response from ShedLight:

Hi Lianne, thank you for your lovely review and yes you both made a fantastic job of your soft lampshades and mastered the sewing machines ! I would love to see a photo of them in situ as your decorating ideas and ethos sounded really interesting . Vanessa x

In-person course
- - #30668

Just a lovely relaxing way to spend a few hours learning something new. Vanessa is a very patient and skilful tutor and my daughter and I were very pleased with our new lampshades, Vanessa giving us the confidence to have a go on our own at home. Would definitely recommend this workshop and it was good to see all the Covid safety precautions in place too in these worrying times.

Response from ShedLight:

Thank you Janet - I am thrilled that you and Suzanne enjoyed the course and you both feel confident to make more unique lampshades .....happy lampshade making! 😊

In-person course
- - #26470

I have just spent a vey enjoyable morning making a lampshade and am very happy with the professional looking result! Vanessa was very patient and it was a lovely relaxed atmosphere. I wouldn't have been able to produce such a succesful lampshade without the careful guidance of Vanessa.
I would recommend this course and would make a great Christmas gift.

Response from ShedLight:

Thank you Maria! It was lovely meeting and chatting to you today - I am so pleased you are happy with your beautiful, professional looking lampshade which I’m sure your daughter will love too.

In-person course
- - #25576

As a complete beginner I came away from this half day course on drum lampshade making absolutely delighted with the lovely lampshade I had made under Vanessa's tuition. She guided us through all steps of the process and calmly helped to correct a mistake I had made so it was invisible on the finished product.
Vanessa also advised me on how to recreate a shade for a lamp I retrieved when clearing my late father's house. It will be much treasured. Thank you!

Response from ShedLight:

Thank you Julie I am so pleased you enjoyed your lampshade course and left with a beautiful completed product. It was also a pleasure to advise you on your late fathers lamp and I hope it all goes to plan - you have my email address if you get stuck.

In-person course
- - #23579

Brilliant day with Vanessa doing both this course and the soft lamp shade course - learned loads in a lovely atmosphere, had great fun in the process and have two fabulous shades to bring home plus the skills to make my own at home. Highly recommended.

Response from ShedLight:

Thank you Jenny! I really enjoyed the day too chatting as we worked and you were a delight to teach plus fantastic results 😊

In-person course
- - #20512

The course was educative and insightful and vanessa had all the time in the world to answer all my questions. It was money well spent and had an enjoyable time. My lampshade came out so well than expected. Thanks vanessa.

In-person course
- - #16596

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 😊

Response from ShedLight:

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

In-person course
- - #14903

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 :)

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 :)

In-person course
- - #9624

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

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