Our Modern Lampshade Making Workshop is suitable for those wishing to learn for pleasure or business. During this workshop we will equip you with the knowledge and skills required to construct a professional looking drum shade. We will provide all the materials including lampshade rings, PVC backing and fabric. By end of the workshop you will take your creation home to add the perfect touch to your interiors.
The idea of turning your skills, talents or passion to a craft business is very alluring. It's rewarding and possible, but the reality is that you need to be equipped with huge amount of knowledge of what is really involved. During our 1-2-1 workshop we will talk about how to make that transition. We will prepare you with facts and useful information. This includes list of suppliers, how to put together a collection, pricing your products, selling direct to consumers or retailers, wholesale strategies, how to prepare yourself for attending craft fairs, shows or trade exhibitions. We will also talk about the importance of branding, marketing and how the advances of today's social networking and online communities can enhance and increase the potential audience for your craft.
This is what we cover during this workshop:
Tools, equipment and useful books
Suitability of fabrics
Lampshade styles and lamp bases
Template measurement and cutting
Preparation of the frame
Application of top fabric to PVC backing
Edge rolling technique
Trimmings and embellishments
How to brand your business
How to market your business
Learn how to price your products and services with profit
How to create a successful pitch and approach retailers
How to wholesale and attend trade shows and fairs
And all the tips and tricks of the trade
For more information on the group, traditional and advanced lampshade making workshops please visit our website.
The start date for the 1-2-1 workshops is flexible and can be adapted to needs of each student. Upon your online payment, you will be contacted by email within 24 hours to arrange a convenient date to attend your workshop. Alternatively, contact us to check the availability before making your payment. We try to be as flexible as possible, so that you can fit the workshops in with your home life and work commitments.
Advantage of our 1-2-1 workshops:
Acquiring a new skill can sometimes be a daunting task, but it doesn't necessarily need to be that way when you receive plenty of individual attention. The advantages of our one-to-one workshops are that they can be tailored to your exact level and needs. You will get the opportunity to learn a new craft whilst at ease and at your own pace. We will support you to turn your skills into a business by providing plenty of business advice and trade tips. Your strengths and weaknesses are addressed consistently and fully without feeling the pressure by the progress of other students. Above all, enjoy some quality personal time away from the pressures of everyday life. Embrace the experience and treat yourself to the gift of lifelong learning.
For student gallery and reviews please visit our website and feel free to email or call if you have any questions.
If you will be redeeming a CraftCourses gift voucher on this course, the voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
Materials and a delicious light lunch
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A full on day-packed with information. Thoroughly enjoyed making the lampshade - Moji gave instruction, tips and advice on how to make it and took pics at every stage, so I have something to go back to when I make one myself which I thought was a good idea! The business advice left me with lots of questions to answer going forward but all good. Lunch was tasty too! All in all a very enjoyable way to spend a Sunday - would recommend!
What a great day! Moji was very welcoming, made each step of the way very clear and always encouraged questions. Lunch was great and I can't wait to get going :)