What you will do
Two session course
- Binding your lampshade frame (a straight sided empire frame 20 or 25cm base measurement)
- Measuring and making a soft balloon lining for the lampshade
- Gathering your fabric, and attaching and hand sewing it onto the frame
- 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 hand sewing or an intention to have one is ideal! There is a lot of hand sewing required to attach your fabric onto the frame.
This is a 2 day course, and will run for 2 consecutive weeks.
About your Teacher:
Jane Warren is a talented lady, and an excellent tutor. She has many years of making lampshades under her belt. When not teaching, she is sourcing vintage shades and stands from around the world to revamp and then sell in her online shop The Lampshade Loft.
Maximum class size of 6.
Ideal for complete beginners, or for those wanting to try something new. Please do consider that this workshop is mainly hand sewing, so it is helpful if you enjoy this!
Extras: you will need a £12 budget for the frame, tape and lining fabric (paid directly to the tutor on the day)
Select a class time
Tue 3 Mar, 10:00am - 4:00pm
Tue 19 May, 10:00am - 4:00pm
Tue 14 Jul, 10:00am - 4:00pm
Tue 22 Sep, 10:00am - 4:00pm
Tue 10 Nov, 10:00am - 4:00pm
None of the dates work for you? Let the host know and you will be notified when new dates are added.
You will only receive an email from us if new dates are added for this class, you will not receive any marketing emails, and that's a promise!
We ensure quality. If your class doesn't reach your expectations, we'll give your money back.
About your host, Minerva Workshop
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 12. This keeps the classes intimate and allows for everyone to have sufficient help and encouragement in a friendly atmosphere.
As well as learning and expanding skills our goal is to send participants away refreshed and invigorated by sharing a creative experience.
Materials: FABRICS TO BRING: The finer the fabric you use, the more softly gathered you can have your lampshade, and therefore ideal fabrics are thinner/medium cottons or cotton mixes, silks, quilting fabrics or indian block prints or even saris! 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 half a metre of fabric – however we will be joining widths so if you have a larger pattern, please bring more. Do ask for more details if you are unsure. INCLUDED: in the cost of this workshop: full tuition over two days (there will be breaks for tea/coffee and lunch) and illustrated handouts, use of haberdashery – pins, needles, thread, scissors but please bring matching thread for your fabric if possible, and your own kit if you prefer.
Flexible cancellation policy
Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.