Pleated Lampshade Making - a Two Day Course
This busy and skill-packed class is designed to teach all the skills involved in the satisfyingly precise craft of pleated lampshade making. Popular back in the fifties when our parents and grandparents were young, pleated shades are enjoying a revival, with a fresh twist of course. Students will be taught how to: restore and bind their frame; to measure and mark up for their chosen arrangement of pleats; to fold and stitch; fit a lining; and how to make bias binding (the most useful and versatile lampshade trim of all).
As this class is designed for those starting out in lampshade making, we will be making single fold knife pleats, which work best on straight-sided drum and cone, or empire, shaped shades. If you have one, bring it along, otherwise we can pre-order one for you for the course.
What to bring? Your lampshade frame: do send us a photo just to make sure it will work well for pleated techniques. You will also need to bring your own top fabric. A lightweight cotton lawn or silk doupion would be ideal. We have sewing machines and plenty of pins but do bring your own matching thread, sharp fabric scissors and a general sewing kit. Plain antique white lining fabric and cotton tape are provided for use on the course.
We will keep your creativity fuelled plenty of tea, coffee and home made cake. You are welcome to bring a packed lunch or may prefer to make the most of the Field Kitchen, which is just next door.
Class duration: Two days, 9.30am to 5pm
Forthcoming dates: 8th and 9th November 2019 SPACES AVAILABLE
Suitability: Suitable for lampshade beginners. Sewing skills helpful.
To book your place, email firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know which date you would like to book and whether or not you would like us to provide a shade frame. We will be able to answer all your questions about your plans for your lampshade and will give you payment details, either via bank transfer or cheque. Your booking will be confirmed on receipt of the full fee.
We reserve the right to cancel this course should we have insufficient bookings. Should we have to cancel, we will aim to give you 10 days notice and will fully reimburse you.