In-person course
in Stafford

Pleated Lampshade Making at Shedlight



Traditional lampshades just got funky! Learn the craft of traditional pleated lampshade making but with a contemporary twist! Make a 10" diameter unlined 'French shade' cover using hand stitching techniques with modern fabrics and trimmings. The course lasts 7 hours and you will select trims from a wide range of braiding to finish the look of your lampshade and make the colours 'pop'. You may wish to use your own left over furnishing fabric adding individual style to your room or create a fun look with contrasting colours. I am a 3D Design Artist with a BA Hons degree (woods, metals, plastics) and a lifetime experience of working with fabrics in dressmaking and soft furnishings. I have also taught crafts in a secondary school for 16 years. The course is relaxed so you can work at your own pace with plenty of friendly support and guidance. Cannot make it to me? For a minimum of 2 people, I am happy to travel to you for a workshop in your own home within a 10-mile radius (mileage in excess of this would incur travel expenses).

What's included in the price?

Endless tea, coffee, hot chocolate are available plus a 10 inch diameter lampshade frame with fabric, thread and use of my tools and embellishments like braiding. Additional kits are an extra cost. Please bring your own packed lunch.


6 hours (flexible times to suit)

Cancellation policy

Non-refundable - Refunds are not available




with Craft Courses since 2016

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I am a part-time secondary school teacher, teaching ages 11-18 in crafts with 15 years experience and have a degree in 3D Design (woods, metals, plastics). Making 3D products and sewing has been a lifelong passion of mine and I love being able to teach new skills to you and delight in your amazement at what you create!


53 Deansfield Road, Brewood, Stafford, Staffordshire, ST19 9HT

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Teenagers
  • Tutor can travel
  • Hen dos
  • School holiday workshops & activities
  • Romantic
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Father's Day
  • Parking provided
  • Mother's Day
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
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