I loved every bit of this course. Moji is a fantastic tutor. Extremely thorough in her teaching methods. I love that she photographs and videos throughout and these are part of the tutorials after the course has finished, giving students both visual and written help.
Mojis studio was a relaxing and calm environment. I loved learning traditional skills and being given sound business advice. I look forwards to other courses Moji has. I would highly recommend.
Spending 5 days with Moji in her studio was a real pleasure. No online tutorial or book can replace a real hands-on workshop with someone who knows the ins and outs of the lampshade. Moji provided me with the techniques I need to go on and experiment on my own with confidence. Moji is so welcoming, she made the whole experience truly enjoyable. It was like visiting a friend.
From the playlists to the delicious food, her workshop is ideal. I will definitely be back for some more in the future. Thank you, Moji!
Response from Moji Designs:Dear Carine,
Thank you Moji for the great experience, and the knowledge you provided. Your attention to detail and your encouragement made the 3 day course very inspiring. Something i will always take with me.
Response from Moji Designs:Dear Silvia,
I had a wonderful three days with Moji. She is an incredibly talented designer and teacher. I loved the experience and learnt so much. She is very kind and patient and I felt at ease from the moment I arrived. We laughed and chatted all day! She knows a lot about business and gave me great advice for the future. I am sure we will see each other again. Take care and thankyou!
Thank you Moji for such a wonderful course! I feel i learnt a lot in the space of a day. Your studio is warm and welcoming, everything is extremely well prepared and clearly explained to allow the best use possible of the time we had. I really enjoyed the intensity of the class, we did not stop, we had a goal and we reached it, creating a perfect traditional gathered lampshade. I left with enough understanding and technical information to be able to make the same thing again on my own in the future. it feels like a fantastic achievement!
I will definitely come again to improve further and learn new techniques.
See you again soon!
Response from Moji Designs:Dear Daphne,
I had a great time with Moji. I learned a lot more from her 3-day course than just making lampshades. She gave me very valuable information about starting my own business, now everything seems clearer and it feels that she has shown me the right way to proceed.
I feel so inspired and really excited about this new journey.
Thank you Moji for teatcing the art of making lampshades and giving me great advice.
Response from Moji Designs:Dear Heidi,
I had the best day completing my 1:2:1 workshop with Moji. Her studio is beautiful and inspiring and I learnt so much about lampshade construction and the craft during my time spent on the workshop. I had no prior lampshade making experience, yet I was able to complete a beautiful gathered lampshade that completely exceeded my expectations! Moji is an excellent teacher and explained everything so clearly and patiently. The 1:2:1 experience meant Moji was able to really clearly demonstrate all the techniques, giving me time to work through each stage and answer all of my questions as we went along. I feel equipped with the knowledge to go on and make many more lampshades and I’m excited to see where this journey takes me.
Response from Moji Designs:Dear Phoebe,
I had the most brilliant 3 days learning the craft of lampshade making with Moji! Not only her attention to detail and patience with me as a relative beginner, but she is also kind and funny... we laughed a lot.
It's hard work and the day is made all the better by a delicious lunch!
I most appreciated Moji's business advice which was detailed but explained in a simple way that i could understand. I am so excited to be starting my lampshade journey.
Response from Moji Designs:Thank you so much for your kind words, Gita. I really appreciate you taking the time out to share your experience with us and write this awesome review. Looking forward to seeing you again and Happy Making! x
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.
I really enjoyed the 5 day masterclass lampshade making by Moji. She is an excellent teacher. She is fun, a real professional and she is strict and pushes you to perfection. She doesn't want you to settle for less. She really aims for quality, even in the learning proces. I like that. It was an intensive course and I made 4 differnet types of lampshades, so I really got a good sense for the carft.
What I also liked was her passion for crafst in general and especially for the lampshade making. While working we talked a lot about craftmanship and about setting up a business for a lampshade maker. What does it take to set up such a business? How do you build a collection? How about pricing? etc. I could ask everyting I wanted to know. I really liked this very professional and business approach. That was what I was looking for. And besides her excelent teaching she prepares lovely lunches!! It was the trip, dealing with all the covid regulations and the costs more than worthwhile! A huge thank you!
Response from Moji Designs:Thank you so much for your kind words Annegien. I am so glad to hear that you enjoyed the course and I am looking forward to seeing your ideas come to fruition. A huge thank you to you too for attending my course despite all the restrictions and difficulties around traveling to UK from Holland. I am so grateful that you chose to work with me and I wish you the best in all you do!
I loved my 3 day lampshade making course with Moji, it was wonderful to be taught by such a professional with such patience and talent, sitting in her beautiful studio, surrounded by craft and being given a delicious lunch each day, it all made a very enjoyable and creative experience.
I am thrilled with my 3 lampshades, all very different in style and technique, hard work but so satisfying and I can’t wait to get down to making some at home, following all the notes and photos that Moji has provided.
With best wishes
Response from Moji Designs:Dear Gill,
I thoroughly enjoyed the course – although quite intensive, it's a great ‘escape’ from everyday life. It’s amazing how the hours just fly by when you’re absorbed in something creative! I really appreciated Moji's take on seeing lampshade-making as a craft to do with patience and to take time to enjoy each step and the skills involved – it is definitely not something that can be rushed. I will need to remind myself of this when I do my own projects. The true test of the course success is that I can't wait to start on my own projects. Thank you Moji !
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.
Such a great course.moji is not only very knowledgeable but also goes far and beyond.l am looking forward to joining her again on other courses in the near future.
Response from Moji Designs:Dear Petronella,
This course was amazing - it was fast-paced and challenging, and I am so happy with the fact that I have made a beautiful lampshade, and all in 2 days.
Moji was so supportive and encouraging. She is a wealth of knowledge and spurred us all on to achieve.
Minerva Studios is a a beautiful and welcoming environment. Lottie has built a lovely place to get together and be creative.
Thoroughly enjoyed the course. Explained really well and found it very informative. A great introduction to lampshade making. Lovely lunch and tutor.
Would definitely recommend.
Response from Moji Designs:Dear Julie,
A full on day-packed with information. Thoroughly enjoyed making the lampshade - Moji gave instruction, tips and advice on how to make it and took pics at every stage, so I have something to go back to when I make one myself which I thought was a good idea! The business advice left me with lots of questions to answer going forward but all good. Lunch was tasty too! All in all a very enjoyable way to spend a Sunday - would recommend!
Moji was an amazing tutor who taught me so much. I thought the course was excellent and covered everything I needed to know. I would highly recommend this course.
Response from Moji Designs:Thank you Alison, it was simply a pleasure teaching you. You made 3 beautiful lampshades, Well done! Please don’t hesitate to get back to me if you have any questions. All the best and hopefully see you soon again.
What a great day! Moji was very welcoming, made each step of the way very clear and always encouraged questions. Lunch was great and I can't wait to get going :)
I absolutely loved this course. I had no experience with sewing, handling fabric etc, that was not a problem, Moji covered it all.
Not only was Moji patient, informative but it's all done with a great sense of humour, and of course the lunches were amazing!
This has given me the confidence to create an additional offering to our Interior Design/Styling clients.
Thank you, will definitely be in touch!