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Lampshade Workshops

If your a social, crafty sort then learning to make a lampshade in a group will be just your thing and there are plenty of fantastic course up and down the country!

Click on the links below to find out more details.

The Makery want to help everyone to experience the power of making and run regular workshops and events in different locations such as W Hotels, Soho House, Warner Brothers, Anthropologie and Stylist. Below is an image advertising one of their lampshade workshops. Check The Makery out here.

Angela is a prolific and highly talented lampshade maker. No wait, Angela is simply, talented! Not only is she a mean lampshade maker but she is an amazing seamstress!  Having learned her sewing skills from her mother, a talented couturier, Angela went on to take over the world of lampshades too!

Offering traditional lampshade making courses, learn this amazing craft  with Cocoon Home. Over two days you will learn how to make a balloon lined bowed empire shade using traditional hand stitching techniques. Students are taught how to fit the fabric on the straight grain, allowing you to use any pattern you choose. Comprehensive notes and full instructions on how to tackle other types of frames are also covered so you can confidently tackle many other shapes and all costs includes all materials, tea, coffee and lunch.

Check out Cocoon Home Traditional Lampshade making courses here.

With a course programme that spans the year, Jane Warren of The Lampshade Loft runs workshops in both Reigate and at Clothkits in Chichester, that include fully lined traditional lampshades, a garland of liberty fabric lights and drum lampshades.

Check out The Lampshade Loft courses here.

Based in a number of venues around Manchester, Ministry of Craft runs a regular drum lampshade making workshop with our very own lampshade making expert Sam Sterken.

Check out Ministry of Craft here.

If you aspire to the luxury and elegance of lampshades that ooze class like a dowager, this is the workshop for you. 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.Check out The Goodlife Centre here.

lampshade workshopsMols & Tati-Lois offers tailored workshops in which you can learn to make the following:




Lots of lovely crafting workshops from block printing to Tunisian crochet!

We will guide you through how to make a professional quality rolled edge drum lampshade from the covering of choice. Perfect for co-ordinating your lighting with your interior. This lampshade can be used as a ceiling pendant or on a lamp base.

Alternatively make 2 tea light lanterns. Ideal for table decorations, outside dining, night lights etc. Battery tea lights included.

Take away your creation equipped with the knowledge and some notes so you can make lots more at home! We have extra kits to purchase to make a matching set.

No previous experience is needed, no sewing involved, this workshop is for everyone.

For more details, dates, times and cost please see or

To book email: or call Karen on 07974 081526 / 01367 253116
or or call Jennie on 01367 700350



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