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Contact name: Rosalind Freeborn
Total bookings
over 7 years
with CraftCourses

Maker's bio

Come and make a paper lampshade! Papershades was set up by Ros Freeborn, a paper collage artist Ros runs workshops in her studio in Muswell Hill, north London invites groups to sit around her table and discover the joy of paper collage. Workshops are relaxed and fun. You will create a design on A4 card which is then printed onto five panels of special paper. The panels are then fixed together with two unique perspex 'wheels'. Everyone goes home with a fabulous and totally original paper shade.

Courses, kits & gifts

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Culinary Paper Lampshade
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Floral Paper lampshade
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Make a paper lampshade from a your own paper collage design
3 hours
Next date: 26th Jun 2024

Recent reviews

All maker's reviews
4 Mar 24'

Gladys reviewed: Make a paper lampshade from a your own paper collage design

"This is a fabulous course which I would highly recommend. I had a great time and created an amazing lampshade which took my lamp base from zero to hero. Ros is very kind and friendly and has lots of material to stir up creative ideas. If like me you are not a creative and think you can’t produce original works of art, think again, you’ll amaze yourself and have fun. Thank you Ros for a great day."

Papershades responded:

"Thank you, Gladys, for your lovely review. I'm so thrilled you enjoyed the workshop and delighted to see how cleverly you came up with a beautiful new design to go with the lamp base you brought along. We had such a fun workshop full of conversation and creativity. Perfect!! "

9 Sep 22'

Sarah reviewed: Make a paper lampshade from a your own paper collage design

"Fantastic day making our lampshades. I got this as a gift to my friend and she is over the moon. Wonderful access to what feels like all the paper in the work and room to create something truly unique. Rosalind is inspirational! (And makes delicious cake!)"

Papershades responded:

"Oh, Sarah, thank you so much. I really enjoyed meeting you and Amy and you both made such amazing designs. Lovely to see how you alighted upon paper with colour and texture which really spoke to you and used collage to make something so special. Really appreciate your kind words. x"

5 Sep 22'

Shirley Mead reviewed: Make a paper lampshade from a your own paper collage design

"We had a fabulous time making our lampshades. Ros has masses of resources and is a warm and supportive teacher. All the lampshades were completely different at the end of the session, but all were fantastic. Ros's workroom is inspirational and she is generous with her knowledge. Thank you Ros!"

Papershades responded:

"Oh thank you so much for such kind and generous words. It was a wonderful workshop and everyone created such lovely work. It was a huge pleasure to meet everyone and have such interesting conversations too. Thank you X"

31 Jan 22'

Matilda reviewed: Make a paper lampshade from a your own paper collage design

"We had such a wonderful time at the Papershades course yesterday. Ros shared her passion for paper and gave plenty of design ideas and inspiration, but we were free to really come up with something personal and special. The atmosphere of the day was lovely and the end product is better than I'd hoped. If I lived closer, I would be going back every week until I had a Papershade for every room in the house! Would highly recommend this course."

Papershades responded:

"I was so impressed by creativity around my table and the beautiful results. What a lovely workshop we had, with such lively conversation, shared appreciation of the emerging designs and enjoyment of the process of making. I'm always thrilled to see the creation of new Papershades designs and it delights me to think that these fabulous lampshades will be cherished by their makers and will brighten up their rooms for years to come. Ros, founder of Papershades."

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