Lampshade Summer School 2019 - a four day course
This four day workshop is designed to teach makers, upholsterers and soft furnishers the complete set of lampshade maker's skills: how to make tailored, pleated and gathered lampshades.
The workshop will start with tailored lampshade making skills, covering: template making, working with pattern and grain, cutting out and sewing skills, pinning and fitting, and using braids and trims with finesse. We will move on to pleating skills, covering the core skill of knife pleats and looking at swathes and sunburst arrangements. Gathered lampshade making - very popular in interiors at the moment - will be taught on the last day.
This workshop is designed to suit both students who have no lampshade making experience and those who are looking to evolve their skills and work on more complex projects. This will be discussed and planed when you book your place.
Note: this class is designed for students who are already capable sewers, and are fully versed in using a sewing machine. It is NOT suitable for complete beginners.
What to bring? Students should bring their own lampshade frames and fabrics, plus decorative trims to finish. The course will include a school trip to Bath to visit VV Rouleaux and other fabric shops. We usually have some vintage shade frames available for sale. Ideally students should bring their own sewing machine, in good working order.
We will keep your creativity fuelled plenty of tea, coffee and lunch.
Most students are likely to require accommodation. Please do enquire when you email initially so that we can recommend suitable local bed and breakfasts and hotels. Thank you.
Class duration: Four days, 9.30am to 5pm.
Forthcoming dates: Monday 29th July to 1st August 2019 BOOKING NOW
Suitability: Confident sewing skills required, and proficiency with a
To book your place, email firstname.lastname@example.org. We will reply with our banking details and will be able to answer any questions about the course. Your booking will be confirmed on receipt of the deposit of £150.
Please note that as minimum numbers are required, we reserve the right to cancel the course if we get insufficient bookings. We will aim to give you 10 days notice and will fully refund your fee if we have to cancel.