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? Students are provided with a 12 in empire lampshade frame and have a choice of plain or scalloped styles. We also 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? Bring 1m fabric, plus decorative trims to finish. Most students like to work with their own haberdashery kit, so do bring it if you can. Most students prefer to bring a packed lunch, or you can buy something from the local shop. 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: Fri 12th and Sat 13th March 2021 POSTPONED
We hope to set new 2021 dates for this wonderful course in early spring. Do email if
you are interested and we will keep you posted. Thank you x
Suitability: Suitable for beginners and novice sewers.
To book your place, email email@example.com. We will reply with our banking details and will be able to answer any questions about the course.
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.