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Lampshade making - Gathered & Pleated shades - 2 day mid week Residential Workshop Retreat, High Force Hotel, Co Durham

Duration: Residential 2-days 2-nights

Price: £349

Contact: Jacqueline Schultz at JSInteriorsUK

High Force Hotel
Alston Road
County Durham

Course Start Dates

Thursday 27th February 2020
Friday 28th February 2020

About the Course

We are delighted to announce that if you book this course before February 20th 2020 which are offering a SPECIAL price from £349 (original price was £379). If you are already booked on this course and have paid your deposit, not to worry, this special price will be honoured in your balance payment. Some room upgrades are still available.

Jacqueline invites you to slip away into your creative bubble for a professional, skill based weekend with a small group of like minded people. Traditional, comfortable, historic High Force Hotel & creative, crafty JSInteriors are teaming up to bring you a fun packed, busy weekend workshop retreat in the stunning, unspoilt North Pennines. This 2-night, 2-day residential workshop retreat covers all the traditional techniques required to make elegant bespoke handmade gathered/pleated lampshades.

Is this course for me?
Chic pleats and/or popular gathers, whether for business or pleasure, would you like to learn all the stitches and techniques required to make your own handmade pleated, and/or gathered lampshade to a professional standard? Jacqueline will share the tricks of the trade.

What will I learn?
During this busy, 2-day workshop you will complete a traditional handmade, gather lined, pleated and/or gathered shade, and also gain the confidence to work on a variety of future lampshade projects using traditional methods and hand sewing techniques.

Who will be teaching me?
Jacqueline is creative and talented, with over 20 years of teaching experience. She owns JSInteriorsUK and works as an Interior Designer in Yorkshire with mostly private clients on whole room schemes and holiday cottages.

What will I take home?
The knowledge, skills and confidence to make more bespoke handmade lampshades. Training notes. Information about tried and tested reliable suppliers. Access to JSInteriorUK website resources for other soft furnishing projects. And, of course, your first complete, beautiful lampshade.

Traditional lampshades are complimentary to bespoke curtains, blinds and scatter cushions so do check out other weekend retreats offered by JSInteriorsUK.

Only minimal sewing experience is necessary, therefore this course is suitable for both the beginner and more experienced, enthusiastic sewer.

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?

All course fees are inclusive of 2 nights B&B at High Force Hotel, complementary welcome cocktail reception Friday evening followed by a 2-day weekend workshop with a light lunch, refreshments and dinner at High Force Hotel, all lampshade making specialist materials & sundries, including 100% cotton Tana Lawn for the lining & training notes.

For more information and details on how to book please contact Jacqueline using the 'Contact' link above.

Retreat prices start from £379.00, with some variations depending on accommodation requirements.

To secure your place, a deposit of 50% is required with the balance due 1 month before your start date. If you need to cancel for any reason you can book onto another course or a full refund will be provided as long as you cancel within 2 weeks of your start date. We reserve the right to cancel the course if we get insufficient bookings and will aim to provide you with 10 days notice, your fee will be fully refunded.

Want to review this course?

Jacqueline is amazing! Such a talented woman! Jacqueline teaches with such patience and kindness. I had a one to one class with Jacqueline and it was definitely worth it. I really wanted to learn this technique and initially thought I could learn it myself through youtube videos but you definitely cannot. There is so much more to it, it takes time and all the techniques to make a perfect and professional lampshade you will only learn from an expert like Jacqueline. I would definitely recommend this course with Jacqueline to anyone wanting to learn as it is an amazing skill to have.

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Response from JSInteriorsUK:

Thank you Catherine for your lovely review. You were a pleasure to teach and your textile ideas ... all things natural with traditional techniques ... so exciting. I look forward to seeing your own collections at a trade shows in the years to come.

I had wanted to learn the techniques for traditional lampshade-making for a long time, so to find this workshop was a real treat! We had a lovely two days; although we were working hard on our lampshades, the atmosphere was relaxed and Jacqueline's teaching is clear and patient. The surroundings of High Force Hotel are beautiful and comfortable, and we were very well looked after by everyone. We came away feeling very pleased with our creations and the knowledge we gained has equipped us with the confidence to try different shade styles and designs on our own. I would thoroughly recommend. Thank you Jacqueline.

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Response from JSInteriorsUK:

Thank you Tanya for your lovely review. Your lampshade was beautiful and I look forward to seeing your designs as your creativity blooms ...

Wonderful weekend learnt so much and came away with a fabulous lampshade which exceeded my expectations. Jaqueline is lovely and puts you completely at ease, she is very patient and willing to share all her knowledge. I would not hesitate in recommending this course to someone who wanted to learn something a little bit different and meet like minded people .
Thank you Jaqueline I’ve come away with a new skill for a new venture and friend!
Also great venue food delicious!

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Response from JSInteriorsUK:

Thanks for the lovely review Sue. Your lampshade is gorgeous. I wish you lots of success in your new venture and totally agree with you. The High Force Hotel is a great venue and the food is excellent.

I really enjoyed this course and I am thrilled with my lamp! I learned how to make a lamp with pleats at the top and gathers at the bottom. It has given my bedroom a lovely pop of colour and looks so unique. Jacqueline is a great teacher, and she brings out the creative side in everyone! She is patient, personable, and fun to work with. I shall definitely sign up for more classes as I want to add some cushions to match. Don't worry if you are a beginner (like I was) this course is for everyone!

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Response from JSInteriorsUK:

Thanks so much Hannah for you lovely review. It was a pleasure to teach you and I am so glad you'll be joining us again for a Scatter Cushions workshop. You'll leave the Scatter Cushion workshop with at least 2 different cushion styles to compliment your lampshade and I have in stock several trims that would work really well with your fabric scraps.

This course was fantastic! It was the first course of this type I had ever gone to so was a bit nervous– I was so surprised I completed day 2 with a beautiful shade gathered at the top and bottom. I loved it so much I decided to go back again to learn how to do box pleats at the top and gathered at the bottom. Jacqueline was so encouraging, allowing us to go at our own speeds ensuring that we were confident at each stage. I am now slowly going around our house getting creative adding splashes of colour with unique lampshades to different rooms.

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Response from JSInteriorsUK:

So glad you enjoyed this course Karina, you are a pleasure to teach. We are running a scatter cushion course soon. I will let me know dates once they have been confirmed.

Just completed this course with Jacqueline in York and absolutely loved it! I will admit to feeling a little bit nervous before hand and not sure I would be able to do it! However Jacqueline put us completely at ease and talked us through the steps clearly and precisely so that I ended up with a beautiful handmade shade that I can’t wait to show off! The 2 days were broken down into easy stages and we all worked together having a giggle as we went along! I never thought I’d actually finish in time but I was wrong! Now can’t wait to do the tailored course - buzzing with ideas! Highly recommend.

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Response from JSInteriorsUK:

I'm so glad you enjoyed the workshop Hazel and thanks for you lovely review. We have more residential workshops planned for this Autumn in the North of England. Do check our website, it would be a pleasure to work with you again.

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