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, 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 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?
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.
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!
Julie Brook - - #25576
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.
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.
Jenny Eades - - #23579
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 😊
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.
Adjoa - - #20512
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 😊
Esther - - #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 :)
Sue Pryde - - #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
Cara Poolton - - #9624
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