Tailored lampshades for beginners - a two day course
This creative and skill-packed class is designed to teach makers, upholsterers and soft furnishers the core skills and techniques of tailored lampshade making. Bespoke lampshades are an absolute joy for the creative maker and lover of interiors. Indeed, whatever your experience - creativity and experimentation will be actively encouraged.
Students will be taught to a professional standard how to: restore and bind their frame; make a template; cutting out, working with pattern and grain; sew, pin and fit their cover; hand sew their cover to the frame; and finish off using braids and trims with finesse and aplomb!
Students will be taught on their own choice of shade frame, and so will be working independently, learning core skills which will allow them to go forth and re-shade the world of interiors.
Who's it for? This class will be suitable for beginners and novice sewers, as well as those who wish to add lampshade making to their list of skills.
What do we provide? We will have binding tapes, lining materials in shades of white and cream, spare frames, threads, pins, scissors and sewing machines. We usually have plenty of spare shade frames available too.
What to bring? Students should bring their own lampshade frame and fabric, plus decorative trims to finish. Suitable frames include drum empire and scallop empires, but please do send us a photo if you already have something in mind. Most students like to work with heir own scissors and sewing machines, so do bring them if you can. Most students prefer to bring a packed lunch, or you can buy something from the lovely cafe next door. We will keep your creativity fuelled all day long with plenty of tea and cake.
Class duration: Two days, 9.30am to 5pm
Forthcoming dates: Thursday 16th and Friday 17th April 2020 POSTPONED
Tuesday 14th and Wednesday 15th July NEW DATE!!! **
Friday 23rd and Saturday 24th October 2020 ENROLLING NOW
Suitability: Suitable for beginners and novice sewers.
** This newly-scheduled course runs on the two days preceding our two-day gathered lampshade making course. We did this in the hope of benefitting those who would like to learn both of these beautiful and useful skills.
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 £85.
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.