Two Day FastTrack Traditional Lampshade Making Workshop


Duration: 2 days (9.30am-4.30pm)

Price: £185

Run by: Sarah
at Sarah Wood Upholstery & Lampshades

01733 380107

Hollies Farm
5 Peterborough Road
Castor
Peterborough
Cambridgeshire
PE5 7AX

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About the Course

This fast track two day workshop will provide you with the skills to make a balloon lined bowed empire shade using traditional methods and hand stitching techniques.

Learn how to bind the frame, template and fit your top fabric and lining, finishing with a hand stitched bias trim.

No previous sewing experience is required, you will be guided through each stage.

Based in the picturesque & historical village of Castor between Stamford & Peterborough, we are a working farm situated on the Cambridgeshire, Lincolnshire, Leicestershire and Northamptonshire borders surrounded by beautiful unspoilt countryside.

Sarah trained as an upholsterer through the Association of Master Upholsterers & Soft Furnishers (AMUSF) Specialising in traditional upholstery and restoration, she is incredibly enthusiastic about her craft and is highly respected by her ever increasing client base.

Sarah has been teaching one to one in her studio since 2012 and now runs workshops & courses in upholstery and lampshade making in a dedicated training room at the farm.

With a maximum of 3 students you will receive a high level of individual tuition.

All experience levels welcome, from complete beginner to improvers.

TO BOOK please call or email via the form above and you will be sent a booking form.
To secure your place, a deposit of 25% is required with the balance due 1 month before your start date. If you need to cancel for any reason you can book onto another course or a full refund will be provided as long as you cancel within 2 weeks of your start date, after this time a cancellation fee of £25 will be charged. We reserve the right to cancel the course if we get insufficient bookings and will aim to provide you with 10 days notice, your fee will be fully refunded.

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?

Lunch is provided along with refreshments throughout the days.

Everything is included apart from your top fabric and thread for the lampshade classes, if you wish to bring your own sewing machine along please do so.

There's secure parking at the farm and everything is on the ground floor so no stairs to negotiate.



Want to review this course?

This was a fabulous course. Sarah was informative and an excellent teacher. She was also very patient and personable and made the 2 days really good fun. I have come away with a lovely skill and a fabulous lampshade!

- - #16395

Having worked in fashion and theatre for many years, I’ve always wanted to learn how to make traditional lampshades.
This really is a fantastic course and the knowlege I gained in just two days has provided me with the skills and confidence to update all the lampshades in my house.
After meeting Sarah I signed up for her upholstery course and highly recommend her courses, training skills and patience, thank you.

- - #14616

I first met Sarah when she upholstered a chair for me and was impressed by her professionalism. She is a really good teacher, has endless patience and the ability to convey knowledge in an understandable way. The two days were great fun and I felt the lampshade I left with was a really good standard. The lovely lunches and coffee breaks added to my enjoyment of this course.

- - #12839

Sarah's instructions are clear and precise. Having absolutely no previous experience of lampshade making, I was really pleased with the professional looking results I achieved.

- - #12823

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Course Start Dates

Monday 10th December 2018

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  • Teen friendly

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