Gathered Lampshade Making - a Two Day Course
Gathered shades are enjoying being very trendy in the world of lampshades. In this busy and skill-packed two-day class you will learn all the skills involved in order to make your own. As well as learning the satisfyingly precise craft of planning, gathering, pinning and stitching your cover into place, you will learn how to restore and bind a shade frame; create a template, sew and fit a lining; and how to make bias binding (the most useful and versatile lampshade trim of all).
What to bring? We will supply students with a 10 or 12in French drum-shaped shade. You will need to bring 1m top fabric. Plain antique white lining fabric and cotton tape are provided for use on the course. We'll supply plenty of pins but do bring your own sharp fabric scissors, small snipping scissors and a general sewing kit, including a thimble.
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 local village shop.
Class duration: Two days, 9.30am to 5pm.
Forthcoming dates: Friday 26th and Saturday 27th February 2021 BOOKING NOW
Thursday 29th and Friday 30th April 2021 BOOKING NOW
Thursday 24th and Friday 25th June 2021 BOOKING NOW
Friday 15th and Saturday 16th October 2021 BOOKING NOW
Suitability: Beginners welcome
To book your place, email firstname.lastname@example.org. A non-refundable deposit of £85 is required to secure your place. 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. You will receive a receipt for all payments.
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.