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Contact name: Lucy Thomas
Total bookings
over 1 year
with CraftCourses

Maker's bio

I live in Lewes, and have been running a furniture and textile business making simply designed contemporary pieces. One of those pieces, the birch wood footstool is an especial delight to make, it is simple, useful, light & beautiful. With none of the corners that so frustrate upholstery newcomers, I thought it made the perfect 1 day workshop experience. For after a ‘hard’ day learning, making, laughing, creating you get to take home and put your feet up on a foostool, and say “That was Rounded by Me’.

Courses, kits & gifts

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1 Day Bring Your Own Upholstery Project
Next date: 12th May 2024
6 places left
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Fabric Pinboard Make&Take Workshop
Next date: 19th May 2024
8 places left
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Make Your Own : 1 Day Modern Upholstered Footstool Workshop - no experience required - the perfect gift!
Next date: 8th Jun 2024
4 places left

Recent reviews

All maker's reviews
7 Feb 24'

Claire reviewed: Fabric Pinboard Make&Take Workshop

"I had a great time on the pinboard workshop course recently. What a fun way to spend an afternoon! Lucy is a wonderful teacher - knowledgeable, helpful and funny. I feel very proud of my pinboard and am looking forward to putting it up on my wall at home! I highly recommend this course. Thank you Lucy. "

Roundedby responded:

"So lovely to have you on the course Claire. Really loved your attention to detail (and your observations on 3D making given your experience & talent in 2D graphics/illustration). I love that the composition made us all imagine a bowl of noodles! Such a lovely piece, and also love your plan to put it in your bedroom and use it to hang jewellery - inspired! Best - Lucy "

29 Jan 24'

Jenny reviewed: Fabric Pinboard Make&Take Workshop

"A really nice, friendly afternoon spent making the pinboard. With our own choice of colours and patient instructions from Lucy we all made a piece of art in itself. Absolutely recommend it! Thank you "

Roundedby responded:

"Ah Jenny it was so lovely to have you at the workshop, you worked so carefully and thoughtfully I loved the finished "Sunrise" inspired pinboard, I do hope you will send me a photo of it in your craft room! I also loved hearing about the Buddy Bags you make for children entering emergency care, I have looked it up, and will be getting my sewing machine out - thank you for sharing! Best - Lucy "

29 Jan 24'

May reviewed: Fabric Pinboard Make&Take Workshop

"I absolutely LOVED the pinboard workshop with Lucy at the lovely Paddock Studio. She is clearly a very knowledgable and skilled tutor and as a beginner I felt in safe hands! The tools were excellent quality and even though the pinboards we made were relatively simple flat forms, it was really interesting to learn upholstery techniques and tips that could be applied to other projects. We had a beautiful selection of velvets and colours to choose from and I particularly liked that the materials were sustainable/recycled and that even the smallest offcuts were destined to be repurposed. I'm delighted with the pinboard I made and can't wait to put it up in my studio! Thanks Lucy for a wonderful afternoon x"

Roundedby responded:

"Oh May thank you for such a lovely review, you created a really beautiful pinboard, you have such a brilliant eye for colour composition, I'm envious! Really thrilled with the Linwood deadstock velvets, and yes always delighted to find a use for offcuts, because there really is no such thing as throwing away! Thank you for coming, it was such a fun, colourfilled afternoon! Best - Lucy x"

25 Jan 24'

Lorna Stagg reviewed: Make Your Own : 1 Day Modern Upholstered Footstool Workshop - no experience required - the perfect gift!

"I had a great day doing this course. Lucy is a fantastic teacher, so knowledgeable, patient, experienced and well-prepared. I learnt new skills and came home feeling very satisfied with a footstool that I love! "

Roundedby responded:

"So good to have you at the workshop Lorna, you worked so carefully and thoughtfully, creating a beautiful marmalade footstool. I really like the combo of the denim piping too! I'm so glad you enjoyed the day, it is always such a thrill to see what people create, well done! Best - Lucy "

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