Learn the craft of lampshade making at the Goodlife Centre in central LondonIf you aspire to the luxury and elegance of lampshades that ooze class like a dowager, this is the workshop for you. Even if you have never stitched in your life, Ian McQueen’s relaxed and friendly style of tuition will have you wishing you had taken to the sewing needle years ago.

Ian is a City and Guilds trained craftsman who makes elegant traditionally built fine lampshades for interior designers and high end shops. Some are sophisticated – lined with silk so light glows through, some are dramatic statements bejewelled with vintage  adornments. All are hand stitched -not glued – so that they retain their shape and structure to give years of pleasure.

Ian has agreed to teach a special weekend workshop where you will take a wire frame and transform it into a bespoke home accessory for all to admire in your home. You can select fabric from a basic variety we have available or bring along a metre of fabric and thread to match your colour scheme. If you want to walk on the wild side-bring any fabric you want to give new life. Students have even transformed an old pair of jeans into a striking shade.

Depending on your own progress, there will be time to make more than one shade to take home with you. What you will definitely take home is some of the historical skills used by milliners and upholders. (They were the stitchers who hung the tapestries on medieval walls). As well as the know how and route to suppliers you will learn how to make your own lampshades at home. No special machinery is required and only a little help from a simple sewing machine available at the centre.

Come for the first day and get a taster, or join us for the full weekend to get a comprehensive guide to lampshade making.

All tools and materials included.

Stop Press>> The full weekend course includes a FREE place on a Basic Electrics workshop so you can learn finish off Lampshade completely! 

You will be sent a voucher to choose a Basic Electrics workshop after you complete your Lampshade Making (Saturday & Sunday) booking.

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The Goodlife Centre
122 Webber Street
United Kingdom

Start Date: 18/08/2012
Course Dates:

Start Time: 10:00
End Time: 17:00