Jacqueline invites you to slip away into your creative bubble for a professional, skill based weekend with a small group of like minded people. This fun packed, busy workshop takes place in Jacqueline's own workroom just outside the beautiful, historical city of York. You will learn all the traditional techniques required to make elegant bespoke handmade gathered/pleated lampshades.
This 2-day workshop covers all the techniques rand skills required to make oodles of scatter cushion designs to embellish your couches, chairs and beds.
Is this course for me?
Do you look longingly at sofas beautifully adorned with an ensemble of scatter cushions? Would you like to discover how to make buttons, bias piping, insert zips and tackling luxurious trimmings, all to a professional standard? Jacqueline will share the tricks of the trade.
What will I learn?
This busy 2-day workshop will teach you the techniques and stitches, to make bespoke designed scatter cushions, including pattern matching, handmade buttons, piping, and dealing with the dynamics of trimmings. You will learn how to measure and cut your fabric to maximize on pattern and detail, three options on how-to insert a zip. During the workshop you will complete at least 2 cushions, one with piped edging and another with fancy trimming.
Who will be teaching me?
Jacqueline is creative and talented, with over 20 years of teaching experience. Jacqueline trained in Interior Design and Professional Soft Furnishings with the National Design Academy and now owns JSInteriorsUK and Jacqueline's Bears. As well as running workshops Jacqueline 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 your own scatter cushions at home. Oodles of design ideas and inspiration for future projects. Training notes. Information about tried and tested reliable suppliers. Access to a range of resources specifically reserved for workshop delegates on JSInteriorUK website for other soft furnishing projects. And, of course, 2 or more cushion covers to dress your home.
Scatter cushions are complimentary to bespoke curtains, blinds and handmade lampshades so do check out other weekend retreats offered by JSInteriorsUK.
Some hand and machine sewing experience will be useful, however Jacqueline will provide oodles of encouragement and support, therefore this course is suitable for both the beginner and more experienced sewer.
If you will be redeeming a CraftCourses gift voucher on this course, the voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
All course fees are inclusive of 2 days of tuition, all specialist cushion making materials & sundries, 2 cushion pads, training notes and a light lunch.
For more information and details on how to book please contact Jacqueline using the 'Ask a question' link above.
To secure your place, a deposit of 50% is required with the balance due 1 week 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.
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I have been on a number of Jacqueline’s courses and loved every one so thought I’d give this one a go too! It was perfect - I got to be very creative in using left over bits of material from previous course I had attended. I love how my pillows now match my lampshades. Jacqueline was great at finding a way of using all my little bits and bobs of fabric and trims in the best way possible! Thank you so much Jac - yet again a fabulous weekend!
Response from JSInteriorsUK:Ahh yes Karina, we don't throw anything away. All the scraps from window treatments and lampshades are fabulously important as they can bring a whole room scheme together with a few scatter cushions. Your cushions are gorgeous, well done you!
I’m so proud of what I achieved on this course - two amazing cushions, new skills and a shed load of creative ideas! I thought I knew how to make scatter cushions but not like these ones! Zips, piping, beaded trims - loved it! A relaxed, friendly course with lots of help and tips - Jacqueline certainly knows what she’s talking about and is brimming with ideas and advice. Well worth it whether creating for personal use or something more ambitious - highly recommended
Response from JSInteriorsUK:Thank you Hazel for your lovely review, your cushions were beautiful and I was totally impressed with all your creative ideas.