Ros Freeborn is a brilliant artist and her concept for helping others to create unique paper lampshades is so unique. On the day I was helped to design and construct a shade that looks beautiful in my home and is so much nicer than many of the shades available on the market. It was fun, creative and Ros gave an amazing talk on how she came up with the idea and showed us loads of different designs by past workshoppers. I didn't know anyone else on the workshop but we all made friends, chatted while we worked and enjoyed Ros' yummy cakes. Highly recommended to others!
I was really intrigued about making a papershade and Ros, our teacher, was really good at explaining the different techniques and how to create unique patterns. What I particularly loved was being able to keep my template so that I can go back and make some more.
Ros was friendly and made the whole session incredibly social. I love my lamp, which turned out to be much better than I thought it would, as I'm not naturally arty.
Loved it is the easiest way to describe it. I went with a few friend and it was so much fun being creative together. Ross is the perfect host and the tea and biscuits were lovely too ;) Best, Toni
I've actually done this class twice it was so much fun! Ros is a warm and friendly host who begins the class in her Edwardian studio with a background of her paper art and what got her into lampshades. Then you can find the perfect pieces to make your very own custom lampshade using the plethora of tissue paper, wallpaper, wrapping paper, etc. in her collection. She'll guide you through creating your art and assembling the lampshade. And I can't leave out the delicious tea and cake she serves! It's an all around unique and delightful experience that I'd recommend to anyone who likes arts, crafts, or simply good conversation (and cake).