One-to-one 3 day lampshade making masterclass including business startup guide for crafters



Moji Designs: Lampshade Making Academy
One-To-One 3 day Lampshade making Masterclass In Brighton
Including a business startup guide for crafters

2022 dates: All one-to-one course dates are individually booked and do not have fixed dates to allow maximum flexibility. You can choose the day that suits you the most so please use the 'message the tutor' button to get in touch with your availability to arrange a mutually convenient date. We try to be as flexible as possible, so that you can fit the workshops in with your home life and work commitments.

Hello and welcome to our 3 Day Lampshade Making Masterclass. With traditional home aesthetics on the rise, I am thrilled to be offering this 3-day masterclass, which was created to meet the ongoing demand for the tailored, pleated and gathered lampshades. Ideal for those looking for an insight into the world of lampshade making, this course will teach you to make a range of classic lampshades. As a bonus, the course also includes the option to make either two modern lampshade and one traditional, or two traditional shades within the three-day workshop. Whether you want to learn the craft as a hobby, or plan to launch your own lampshade making business, this course will give you what you need to get started.

In this 3 day workshop, you’ll learn…

Choice of a drum or an empire card lampshade
Traditional tailored lampshade
Choice of gathered or pleated lampshade
Balloon lining
Pleated lining
Hand-sewn self-binding trim
Business related topics such as pricing, branding, marketing and selling your lampshades

By the end of the workshop, you’ll take either two traditional or two modern and one traditional lampshade home to add the perfect touch to your interiors.

During this in-depth workshop, we’ll also talk about how to turn your new skills into a business. I’ve worked with students who have gone on to great success running craft businesses, and I love to celebrate and support makers taking their first steps into this world. Having the right knowledge and assistance at the start of your journey can make all the difference to your business. Across the 3 days, I’ll give you an insight into the fundamentals of running a lampshade making business. We’ll discuss anything from creating a lampshade collection, how to price, selling wholesale, selling to retailers, finding your ideal clients to marketing and the importance of branding.

You have total flexibility over your masterclass sessions, and can take four consecutive days, or book multiple sessions spread out to fit around your schedule. For all 1-2-1 tuition workshops, we will work with you to create the best session plan possible. Whatever you hope to gain from this course, just know that I am looking forward to meeting you and sharing my skills and experience to help you reach your goals.
Advantage of our one-to-one workshops

Acquiring a new skill can be daunting, but one-to-one tuition can change that. The advantages of our one-to-one tuition is 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 developing skills are improved throughout the course without the pressure of keeping up with a group. Above all, you can enjoy some quality time away from the pressures of everyday life. Embrace the experience and treat yourself to the gift of lifelong learning.

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

Flexible Dates Offered
Time: 09.00 – 18.30 Including materials, notes, lunch and refreshments.


Moji Salehi at Moji Designs

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Hollingbury Road
East Sussex

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Advanced/pro level
  • Intermediate level
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers


3 days (9:00am to 6:30pm)

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Silvia - - #38508

Thank you Moji for the great experience, and the knowledge you provided. Your attention to detail and your encouragement made the 3 day course very inspiring. Something i will always take with me.

Response from Moji Designs:

Dear Silvia,

Thank you for your kind words. I enjoyed having you and I wish you all the best in your future endeavours.

Best wishes,

Cristina - - #36994

I had a wonderful three days with Moji. She is an incredibly talented designer and teacher. I loved the experience and learnt so much. She is very kind and patient and I felt at ease from the moment I arrived. We laughed and chatted all day! She knows a lot about business and gave me great advice for the future. I am sure we will see each other again. Take care and thankyou!

Heidi - - #35970

I had a great time with Moji. I learned a lot more from her 3-day course than just making lampshades. She gave me very valuable information about starting my own business, now everything seems clearer and it feels that she has shown me the right way to proceed.
I feel so inspired and really excited about this new journey.
Thank you Moji for teatcing the art of making lampshades and giving me great advice.

Response from Moji Designs:

Dear Heidi,

Thank you so much for leaving such a nice review of your experience at my studio in Brighton.

I also like to take this opportunity to thank you for coming all the way from France to learn the art of lampshade making with me and it was an absolute pleasure working with you.

I wish you all the best with your new business.
M x

Gita Harcourt - - #35725

I had the most brilliant 3 days learning the craft of lampshade making with Moji! Not only her attention to detail and patience with me as a relative beginner, but she is also kind and funny... we laughed a lot.
It's hard work and the day is made all the better by a delicious lunch!
I most appreciated Moji's business advice which was detailed but explained in a simple way that i could understand. I am so excited to be starting my lampshade journey.

Response from Moji Designs:

Thank you so much for your kind words, Gita. I really appreciate you taking the time out to share your experience with us and write this awesome review. Looking forward to seeing you again and Happy Making! x

Gillian Day - - #34308

I loved my 3 day lampshade making course with Moji, it was wonderful to be taught by such a professional with such patience and talent, sitting in her beautiful studio, surrounded by craft and being given a delicious lunch each day, it all made a very enjoyable and creative experience.
I am thrilled with my 3 lampshades, all very different in style and technique, hard work but so satisfying and I can’t wait to get down to making some at home, following all the notes and photos that Moji has provided.

With best wishes

Response from Moji Designs:

Dear Gill,

Thank you so much for you kind words. I feel so privileged to have met you and had the opportunity to teach you this amazing craft and I really enjoyed spending time with you. You created 3 beautiful lampshades so very well done for all your hard work!
I am looking forward to seeing your future projects and please don't hesitate to get back to me if you have any questions. Take care and be safe!

Lots of love
Moji x

Petronella Aloikin - - #33421

Such a great course.moji is not only very knowledgeable but also goes far and beyond.l am looking forward to joining her again on other courses in the near future.

Response from Moji Designs:

Dear Petronella,

Thank you very much for your kind words and I am so glad to hear you are keen to return to do another course with me at my Studio in Brighton. I am looking forward to seeing you again. Happy lampshade making and do get in touch if you have any questions. Moji x

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