Traditional soft lampshade making at ShedLight
Traditional lampshades just got funky! Learn the craft of traditional soft lampshade making but with a contemporary twist! Make a 10" diameter, unlined bowed empire or scallop shade cover using machine and 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 leftover-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 and hot chocolate are available plus a 25cm diameter lampshade frame with fabric, thread and use of my tools. Additional kits are an extra cost. Please bring your own packed lunch.
7 hours (flexible times to suit)
Non-refundable - Refunds are not available
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!
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