NEW Traditional Lampshade Making Workshop
During this one day course you will learn all the skills you need to make your own bowed empire traditional soft lampshade. Traditional lampshades are made in a very different way to drum lampshades, and involve stretching fabric over a frame and then hand sewing in place. There is no hard lampshade backing used, just fabric, which is why they are called fabric soft lampshades.
This workshop is run by Jo from Lume Lighting, who has been making lampshades for 9 years now
During this workshop you will be
- Taught how to bind your lampshade frame using cotton tape
- Learn how to stretch your fabric over your frame so that it sits nicely against your frame
- Hand sew your fabric onto your frame
- Make your own bias binding
- Bind your lampshades either in bias binding or trim
Included in this workshop
- Full day of tuition from Jo from Lume Lighting
- 12”/30cm D bowed empire lampshade
- Use of haberdashery - pins, needles, threads, scissors
- Instruction hand outs
- Teas, coffees and snacks are included
Please note this one day workshop is to make a unlined bowed empire lampshade. There is also a lot to learn with traditional lampshades and lots of hand sewing. So please bear in mind that you might have to finish your lampshade off at home
- Please bring your own fabric - 1m fabric plus matching thread if possible
- We will have a 45 minute break for lunch, therefore please bring some lunch along, or there are cafes at Fiveways which is a 10 minute walk away
Recommended fabric is a light to medium weight cotton, cotton/linen mix or mix.
Please note your fabric will be used on the bias (45 degree angle) Therefore if it’s a pattern, please be aware that it will be on an angle. So a non directional print is best.
Thicker fabrics are not ideal, so please do not bring velvets, upholstery fabrics or very think cottons.
Ideal for beginners
Small class size of 6
Starling Studio, 107 Havelock Road, BN1 6GL
Starling Studio is a lovely, bright and inviting studio in the Fiveways area of Brighton.