Pleated lampshade making workshop with Moji Designs in London, Minerva Workshop



This Course is run by Moji Salehi at Minerva Workshop in London

Pleated lampshades are currently enjoying a revival of interest. Traditionally made using plain fabrics, they are now being created from an array of fabrics.

You will learn all the skills you need to make your own Pleated lampshades, fully lined with gentle pleats and finished to a high standard. You will then be able to go on to make more shades, either professionally or for your own use.

DAY ONE: 10 - 5.30PM

Binding your lampshade frame (a straight sided empire frame 20cm or 25cm base measurement).

You will learn how to bind your frame

Measuring and making a pleated lining for the lampshade from cotton or linen

Pleating your fabric, and attaching and hand sewing it onto the frame

Between the end of Day One & Day Two there will be some hand-sewing to complete in your own time.

DAY TWO: 10 - 5.30PM

Hand sewing your lining onto the frame

Making and attaching bias binding for your lampshade

Completing any hand sewing your outer gathered fabric onto the frame

You do not need any previous experience, although a love of hand sewing or an intention to have one is ideal! There is a lot of hand sewing required to attach your fabric onto the frame.

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?

Tools and materials


Moji Salehi at Moji Designs


Unit 2, Dove Commercial Centre
109 Bartholomew Road
Greater London

Suitable for

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


2 days (10:00am to 5:30pm)

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In-person course
Lucy - - #34638

I absolutely loved the course. Moji was delightful, knowledgeable, patient and great fun! It was a complete pleasure to learn this skill. I was thrilled with my lampshade and have since made about 4 more - each one slightly better than the last. It takes practice but it is a wonderful project and I have thoroughly enjoyed making the shades. I would be very keen to do the next course - gathered lampshades and will sign up as soon as I can. Thanks again Moji and apologies it has taken me a while to do this review! Lucy

Response from Moji Designs:

Dear Lucy, Thank you so much for your kind review and I am so looking forward to seeing you again hopefully soon.

In-person course
Monique - - #33954

Well explained and enjoyable day. Great to go home with something that was created on the course.

Response from Moji Designs:

Thank you Monique, It was lovely meeting you and I am glad you enjoyed the course.

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