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Lampshade skills and specialist training

Joanna Heptinstall, founder of Traditional Upholstery School, specialises in lampshade making and is author of best-selling book Sewing Lampshades. Joanna offers short courses in lampshade skills throughout the year. One-to-one and small group training can be booked directly. The standard of training is exceptional. Many of today's professional lampshade makers have been taught by Joanna. For details about specific courses, please click the links below...


a one day workshop


a one day workshop


a one day workshop


a one day workshop


for beginners to advanced professionals

For the lampshade enthusiast, Joanna has a dedicated website where you can learn all the skills to become an adept Lampshade Maker and get lost in the inspiring creativity splashed across every page. 

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