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Introduction day to the art of Traditional Lampshade making

This one day workshop will give you a good start and insight into traditional Stretch Lampshade making. Unlike the laminated drum Lampshades that are stuck and wrapped onto a frame, traditionaly Lampshades were covered using a stretching method giving a lighter less plastic finish. In this class you will be provided with a small 20cm frame and with the guidance of Jenny your tutor you will learn the first basic steps to creating bespoke Lampshades and finishing with a ready made trim

Skill level- Confident Beginner with strong hands and fingers

The topics we aim to cover

Binding a Frame

Preparing your fabric

Stretching methods

Applying  a ready made trim

Jenny will also explain  about other Lampshades and finishes

What to bring to the class

50cm of your chosen fabric Cotton Linen and silk work well avoid embroidered , stiff and loosely woven fabrics

A Metal Thimble

Thread to match your fabric

Ready  made trim – for the top edge 40cm for the base 70cm

Included in the cost of the class are a 20cm frame and binding tape

We have sewing machines and equipment for you to use

Maximum number on class -5


Jenny Fraser

Date/Time ClassCostSpaces
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Introduction Day Lampshades
Stable 2, The Vine, Stockbridge Hampshire
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Jolly Deer Wall hanging

Fabric deer wall hanging

This cheery Deer is bound to make you smile, make one for your home in your own chosen fabric, use a lightweight furnishing, craft cotton corduroy or light wool he could look great in tweed. Make him with a red nose for the festive season. This is the perfect class if you enjoy or want to have ago at toy making. We provide a pattern and instructions for you to use again and again.


Skill level- Confident Beginner

The topics we aim to cover

Shaping and sewing in 3D

Hand finishing

What to bring to the class

50cm of your chosen fabric at least 115cm wide, thread to match

40cm x 40cm of contrast fabric for the antlers or twigs as an alternative (we have cream and grey fake fur available)

Two buttons approx size of 20p for eyes and two for nose (we have jars of buttons you can look through)

We supply stuffing and felt for noses

We have sewing machines for you to use but if you would like to bring your own that’s fine

Maximum number on class -4


Aly Warner

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