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Lampshade making workshops

Lampshade making workshops

About the Course

In this three hour workshop you will learn all you need to know about how to make a modern drum or empire lampshade. Working with your own choice of fabric, you will learn how to:
* position your fabric
* attach it to the lampshade laminate material
* hand roll it and hand tuck it for a perfect finish!
As well as learning the method, you will also be taught how to:
* make shades using paper and other materials
* deconstruct a old shade and make it new with new fabrics
* attach trims to your shades
You will learn at a professional standard should you wish to start your own business or just for fun!

Jane Warren is a City & Guilds quantified soft furnisher who specialises in making lampshades - hard drum shades and soft shades either stretched across the frame or pleated and gathered. She has full indemnity insurance to run workshops (displayed in the workroom) and has been teaching shade making for over 6 years.

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?

Included is:
* handouts with photographs and descriptions of how to make the shades
* full tuition on all the methods for all shapes and sizes of lampshades
* endless cups of tea and coffee with biscuits
Please bring your own fabric (half a meter) and if you wish, trims. You will need a lampshade making kit - full detail will be sent you upon enquiry thank you.


Jane Warren at The Lampshade Loft
2 The Avenue
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Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Residential
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers
  • Tutor can travel

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3 hours (10:00am to 1:00pm)

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My sister and I spent a lovely morning with Jane making drum lampshades in her garden studio. Jane is an excellent teacher, explaining the technique in an easy to follow and logical way. The conversation flowed whilst we worked, fuelled by delicious home-made cake and cups of tea. We came away with very professional looking lampshades and lots of hints and tips for making more at home. Highly recommended!

In-person course
- - #26212

I enjoyed a great few hours last week attending this course in Jane's lovely studio space. Not only did Jane teach all the areas she had previously outlined but she went above and beyond in giving many tips and suggestions in how to improve our lampshade making skills. Jane is a very patient and calm teacher and is clearly very experienced. She has given me the confidence to take my lampshade making to the next level. I only wish I lived closer as I would be booking myself on to all of Jane's courses. Would highly recommend this and any other course that Jane is running.

In-person course
- - #21250

I recently had the great fortune to spend the day with Jane exchanging some lampshade making skills. Amongst other things I learned how to make a card empire shaped lampshade. Jane is a great teacher, very calm, methodical and excellent at explaining things. As well as adding to my lampshade making skills I had the most fabulous day out. I wholeheartedly recommend Jane both to any budding lampshade makers or anyone wanting to improve their skills. Thank you Jane, I’ll be back! 🤗

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- - #20577

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