I am a part-time secondary school teacher, teaching ages 11-18 in crafts with 15 years experience and have a degree in 3D Design (woods, metals, plastics). Making 3D products and sewing has been a lifelong passion of mine and I love being able to teach new skills to you and delight in your amazement at what you create!
"My daughter and I had a fabulous morning making lampshades with Vanessa, her teaching style was relaxed, informative and clear. We came away with a very professional looking lampshade each and were both absolutely delighted! Thank you Vanessa."
" I had a very enjoyable morning with you Mel and Rhiannon too! I am so happy you love your lampshades ….they are fabulous! Well done and thank you 😊 "
"I had a great morning online making a drum lampshade with Vanessa. I had never made one before but Vanessa made it a really enjoyable experience. I also really enjoyed being in my own home yet able to do something new and very creative (with expert help and advice). Not having to travel made it ideal for me. There was a great selection of fabric to choose from for my lampshade and all the equipment arrived packaged well and complete. Vanessa is so experienced and calm and the whole session was relaxed and fun. She passed on tips and tricks and what products to use for future lampshade making projects. The finished product is excellent and I completed it during one morning session."
" So happy you enjoyed your course Rachel and it was a delight to teach you! Thank you for the lovely review ?"
"Loved my day learning to make a lampshade. The scallop-edged shade that I created, through Vanessa's skilled instruction, is simply gorgeous. It was a wonderfully positive experience to make something beautiful, practical and very bespoke. The choice of fabrics and trims was extensive and Vanessa was an excellent tutor. The course brightened my day as my lamp will brighten my home. Highly recommend it! "
" Thank you so much for your lovely review Anna - it was a delight to teach you and I really enjoyed your lively company for the day! "