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Gathered Lampshade Two Day Course

5(16 reviews)
You will learn all the skills you need to make your own gathered lampshades, fully lined and finished to a high standard.
Kentish Town
In-person
£360 pp
2 session course
Beginner
Next available date:1st October 2022
What happens in this class?

This Course runs in a variety of 2-day formats: Two Wednesday one week apart 2 Consecutive weekdays - Thursday & Friday Over a Weekend

Day One:

  • Binding your lampshade frame (a straight sided empire frame 20 or 25cm base measurement)
  • Measuring and making a soft pleated lining for the lampshade
  • Gathering your fabric, and attaching and hand sewing it onto the frame

Day Two:

  • Hand sewing your lining onto the frame
  • Making and attaching bias binding for your lampshade
  • Completing any hand sewing your outer gathered fabric onto the frame

You do not need any previous experience, although a love of…

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Things to remember

Materials: FABRICS TO BRING:

We only recommend lawn cotton.

NOT ideal are thicker fabrics such as heavier cottons, linens, upholstery fabrics, velvets etc. If you have a large pattern please note it may be lost in the gathers! You will need 1.5 metre of external fabric, 0.5m of…

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Latest Reviews
5(16 reviews)
Bryony Underwood - 15 July 2022
Loved my 2 days, great course, great teacher & very proud of my lampshade! Will be back for more…
Katy - 8 July 2022
A truly wonderful gathered lampshade making course. Can’t quite believe I’ve made my own lampshade. Lovely atmosphere and great teaching. Well worth the organisation to get there! Highly recommend.
Louise McLean - 20 May 2022
What a wonderful two days. Fantastic teaching in a friendly relaxed studio with very clear teaching. I have found a new hobby. Thank you so much I will be back!
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Your Teacher

The Minerva Workshop is located in Kentish Town in North London, in an old Victorian Warehouse full of creative businesses, and run by painter Lottie Cole.

The Minerva Workshop hosts masterclasses taught by artists and artisans as well as regular weekly classes. All the classes are taught by professional full-time artists and artisans, who love to share their knowledge and skill.

The classes are open to all levels, unless stated, and kept to a limited number of no more than 6. This keeps the classes intimate and allows for everyone to have sufficient help and encouragement in a friendly…

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Minerva Workshop
Kentish Town
Unit 2, Dove Centre
109 Bartholomew Road
NW5 2BJ
London

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Gathered Lampshade Two Day Course

Reviews

Bryony Underwood - 15 July 2022
Loved my 2 days, great course, great teacher & very proud of my lampshade! Will be back for more…
Katy - 8 July 2022
A truly wonderful gathered lampshade making course. Can’t quite believe I’ve made my own lampshade. Lovely atmosphere and great teaching. Well worth the organisation to get there! Highly recommend.
Louise McLean - 20 May 2022
What a wonderful two days. Fantastic teaching in a friendly relaxed studio with very clear teaching. I have found a new hobby. Thank you so much I will be back!
Emma Bowman - 20 May 2022
I absolutely loved my two days learning how to make a gathered lampshade. We had a lovely time chatting as we sewed and it was a very peaceful rewarding couple of days. The course is taught very well and you leave with a lovely lampshade.! I cannot recommend the course highly enough.
Miranda Pembroke - 2 April 2022
Really enjoyed another class in happy, relaxed, bright studio. All the lampshades made looked great. You get given another frame and binding, notes etc to take home so you can make a second lampshade pair. Highly recommended course.
Denbigh Moffat - 1 April 2022
One of the best courses I’ve done! Lottie was amazing! She was helpful, kind and informative. Perfect environment to be in and couldn’t have asked for a better teacher on how to make my gathered lampshade. Would recommended to anyone!
SARAH HILL - 3 March 2022
I absolutely loved the workshop! The workshop is such a welcoming space with a really friendly welcome. My teacher was really kind, supportive and calm. I came away with a beautiful lampshade and the skills to make one on my own. Have booked another course already. Would highly reccm.
Isabel Cator - 6 February 2022
Very much enjoyed the gathered lampshade course. Claire was very patient and it ticked all the boxes. Minerva Workshop is a great spot and Lottie an exemplary host
Fiona Rogers - 19 December 2021
The course was well structured and very well taught. The studio was light, warm and well equipped and the two days flew by. It was absorbing work in a friendly atmosphere and I came away with a lovely lampshade that I am amazed I made myself. I will definitely be making more shades, using lovely fabrics to update my lamps. I would highly recommend this course. I am not very good at sewing but I learned a lot and was really pleased with and enthused by the teaching and support. A very enjoyable and useful course.
Juliet Henderson - 30 November 2021
I had a great time with Lottie and Clare on the lampshade making course. We all went away very happy with a finished and presentable lampshade which would compliment any room. Thank you for your patience, it is a laborious but incredibly satisfying process and I shall definitely go on and hopefully master the skill better. We all received a good deal of individual attention according to our needs. I would thoroughly recommend the course.
Ali McEwen - 11 October 2021
What an amazing opportunity to learn a new skill, meet new people and take home something beautiful. We had an inspirational teacher with Moji and a wonderful two days. Thank you
Lucy - 10 October 2021
I absolutely loved it! It was the best escapism and Mojo was a fantastic teacher. I’m so pleased with my shade and can’t wait to make more.
Celeste - 10 November 2020
The course was very informative, perfectly structured and took into consideration everyone’s previous sewing experience. It was a pleasure to attend, the space is great for a small group and convenient to get to. The staff were very friendly, welcoming and knowledgable. I look forward to attending another workshop soon!
Jill - 2 October 2020
The Gathered Lampshade 2 day course was great. Very professional and clear instruction, in a relaxed and friendly environment, in a cool part of London with terrific cafes for your lunch break. I was amazed that I and everyone on the class produced lampshades that you see in featured in interior magazines.
Elei - 29 September 2020
Absolutely inspiring totally enabling. Wonderfull atmosphere tutors totally encouraging and wanting to share their knowledge and inspiration I had such a fun experience and learnt a totally new skill Felling epic.
Wendy - 17 March 2020
A great course led by an excellent tutor in a wonderful setting. Jane provided excellent tuition and took us through a complex process stage by stage. She was so generous with her knowledge and feedback. Workshop Minerva is a lovely setting that provides a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere to learn.