Swathed pleated lampshades - an advanced class
This busy and skill-packed class is designed to teach the precise and pleasing skills of making classic swathed pleated lampshades using silk chiffon. Popular back in the fifties, chiffon lampshades are enjoying a revival, with a gloriously fresh twist of colour. Students will be taught how to: restore and bind their frame; to measure and mark up for their chosen arrangement of pleats; to handle chiffon, fold and stitch; fit a tailored lining; and to make bias binding using their chiffon.
As this class is designed for students who have some lampshade making and sewing experience. We will be working on drum empire lampshade frames, which will be supplied. If you have one, bring it along, otherwise we can pre-order one for you for the course.
What to bring? One metre of silk chiffon fabric in your chosen colour. One metre of lining fabric, such as a cotton lawn or silk dupion. 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: Fri 8th and Sat 9th May 2020 SPACES AVAILABLE
Suitability: This is an advanced class suitable for those with lampshade
making and sewing experience.
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 a non-refundable deposit of £100. You will receive a receipt for all transactions.
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.