About the Course
Jacqueline invites you to slip away into your creative bubble for a professional, skill based weekend with a small group of like minded people. Comfortable, cosy Rydal Lodge and creative, crafty JSInteriors are teaming up to bring you a fun packed, busy weekend workshop retreat in the heart of Wordsworth’s beautiful Lake District. This 2-night, 2-day residential workshop retreat covers all the traditional techniques required to make stunning 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 Rydal Lodge Country House, 2-day workshop with a light lunch & refreshments at Rydal Lodge Country House, 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.
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.
I recently joined Jacqueline for a weekend get away and learnt how to make a pleated gathered lampshade it was fabulous! Jaqueline immediately put you at ease and was so patient teaching and sharing her knowledge . We had a lovely weekend away from it all and learning a new skill at the same time. I couldn’t believe I came away with a beautiful lampshade and all my own work and I’m now making a second one knowing Jaqueline is available to contact if I forget what I did .
I would definitely recommend this course to have an enjoyable get away from it all weekend and learn a new skill among like minded people and new friends.
Sue Appleby - - #25936
Response from JSInteriorsUK:Thank you Sue, I'm so glad to hear you are already making a second lampshade. I would love to see a pikkie when you're done and please get in touch if you have any queries :)
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 speed, 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.
Karina Holland - - #24345
Response from JSInteriorsUK:You are a pleasure to teach Karina and your home looks beautiful with all the new soft furnishing, please keep sending me photos as I love to see my students shades in their forever homes.
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 recommended.
Hazel Stephens - - #24048
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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