Traditional tailored lampshade making workshop, 1-2-1 including Business Start-Up support at Moji Designs in Hove, East Sussex

Duration: one day

Price: £320

Run by: Moji Salehi
at Moji Designs


7 Somerhill Court
Holland Road
East Sussex

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About the Course

Our Traditional Lampshade Making Workshop is suitable for those wishing to learn for pleasure or business. During this workshop we will equip you with the knowledge and skills required to construct a professional looking tailored shade. We will provide all the materials including an empire frame and fabric. By end of the workshop you will take your creation home to add the perfect touch to your interiors.

The idea of turning your skills, talents or passion to a craft business is very alluring. It’s rewarding and possible, but the reality is that you need to be equipped with huge amount of knowledge of what is really involved. During our 1-2-1 workshop we will talk about how to make that transition. We will prepare you with facts and useful information. This includes list of suppliers, how to put together a collection, pricing your products, selling direct to consumers or retailers, wholesale strategies, how to prepare yourself for attending craft fairs, shows or trade exhibitions. We will also talk about the importance of branding, marketing and how the advances of today’s social networking and online communities can enhance and increase the potential audience for your craft.

This is what we cover during this workshop:
Tools, equipment and useful books
Suitability of fabrics
Lampshade styles and lamp bases
Safety regulations: Fire resistance
Preparation of the frame by using tape binding technique
Preparing ad cutting the lining
Fitting and stitching the top fabric to the frame
Fitting and stitching the lining
Trimmings and embellishments
How to brand your business
How to market your business
Learn how to price your products and services with profit
How to create a successful pitch and approach retailers
Selling strategies
How to wholesale and attend trade shows and fairs
And all the tips and tricks of the trade

For more information on the group, modern and advanced lampshade making workshops please visit our website.

The start date for the 1-2-1 workshops is flexible and can be adapted to needs of each student. Upon your online payment, you will be contacted by email within 24 hours to arrange a convenient date to attend your workshop. Alternatively, contact us to check the availability before making your payment. We try to be as flexible as possible, so that you can fit the workshops in with your home life and work commitments.

Advantage of our 1-2-1 workshops:

Acquiring a new skill can sometimes be a daunting task, but it doesn't necessarily need to be that way when you receive plenty of individual attention. The advantages of our one-to-one workshops are 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 strengths and weaknesses are addressed consistently and fully without feeling the pressure by the progress of other students. Above all, enjoy some quality personal time away from the pressures of everyday life. Embrace the experience and treat yourself to the gift of lifelong learning.

For student gallery and reviews please visit our website and feel free to email or call if you have any questions.

If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above or telephone us. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

Materials and light lunch

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Course Start Dates

Course dates are flexible; please get in touch for the next available date.

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