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Lampshade making - Traditional Tailored shades - Weekend Workshop Retreat, Rydal Lodge, Ambleside

Lampshade stitch on a traditional tailored lampshade, William Morris design

Duration: 2-days

Price: £195

Contact: Jacqueline Schultz at JSInteriorsUK

Rydal Lodge Country House

Course Start Dates

Saturday 7th March 2020
Sunday 8th March 2020

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-day workshop covers all the traditional techniques required to make stunning bespoke handmade traditional lampshades. Accommodation can also be arranged at Rydal Lodge on a first come first served basis.

Is this course for me?
Elegant, neat traditional tailored shades, whether for business or pleasure, would you like to learn all the stitches and techniques required to make your own handmade tailored shades 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, balloon lined, tailored 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-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.

Accommodation is available at Rydal Lodge. Talk to Helena at Rydal Lodge for availability and price. 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 on the first morning of your workshop. 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?

I had a great time on this course and was so pleased with the amazing shade I managed to produce. I was a little apprehensive to start but Jacqueline soon put us all at ease with warmth, humour and hospitality. Step by step instructions and good advice helped us all achieve the best results for our chosen frames - I am definitely hooked and can't wait to get going on more shades! Thank you for giving me the confidence to do it!

- - #24454

Response from JSInteriorsUK:

Thanks Hazel you are a pleasure to work with and l am very impressed with your pattern matching, beautiful lampshade, l’m looking forward to seeing the base you choose.

I had a fantastic time making my first ever lamp shade. Jacqueline is an excellent teacher, she made sure that everyone had a successful time. The course was well organised and good fun. I am dead chuffed with my lampshade. Thank you Jacqueline.

- - #24448

Response from JSInteriorsUK:

Thanks for your lovely feedback Alison, you should be chuffed, your lampshade was really lovely and I'm glad you stayed with your original trimming choice.

This course was fantastic! Jacqueline provided an interactive, encouraging atmosphere for which all involved could bounce creative ideas off each other and get the most of our chosen face fabric/ trims and shade shape. The tailored shade provided a great platform to jump into our creative bundles for an enjoyable and entertaining weekend and we all left with a beautiful shade to bring home.

- - #24347

Response from JSInteriorsUK:

I'm so glad you enjoyed your weekend Karina. You certainly were a fabulously creative group and your lampshade was gorgeous.

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