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)

Cancellation policy

Non-refundable - Refunds are not available




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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!

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  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Teenagers
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  • Tutor can travel
  • Fairs, festivals & exhibitions
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Father's Day
  • Parking provided
  • Romantic
  • Stag dos
  • Mother's Day
  • Hen dos
  • Public transport
  • Christmas
  • Daytime (weekdays)
  • Pet lovers
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Easter
  • Weekends
  • UK Holiday
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
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53 Deansfield Road, Brewood, Stafford, Staffordshire, ST19 9HT