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Make your own hand-sewn traditional lampshade with vintage scarves

October 12 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

 

This two-day course brings together sustainable interior design, the art of hand-sewing and the repurposing of vintage scarves.  Over the course of the weekend, you will create a beautiful, traditionally tailored lampshade with a balloon lining using a vintage scarf chosen by you from a carefully curated selection.  Once you have learnt the skills covered in this course, you can go on to make other shades using different frame designs.

The course is taught by Jeannie Kelly and Angie Hooton.  Jeannie is a professional lampshade maker (a veteran!) and is vastly experienced in making all kinds of soft furnishings.  Angie is a professional maker of curtains, blinds and soft furnishings.  Together, they make a great teaching team and are very patient!  There are only six students on the course, so you will receive plenty of attention.

This course is a collaboration with Paula Modeste, of Modeste Finds.  Paula is a lover and re-seller of all things vintage, with a special place in her heart for vintage scarves.  For this course, Paula will provide a range of vintage scarves from different periods that students can choose from at the beginning of the weekend.

Pictured above is a lampshade made by Angie using one of Paula’s scarves.  Paired with some navy braid and fringing, it’s a perfect demonstration of the splendidness of vintage scarves repurposed as completely unique lampshades you won’t see anywhere else!

Course level: all levels
Cost: £210
Date: Saturday-Sunday | 12-13 October 2024
Timings: 10.00am – 4.00pm
Duration: 2 days
Location: The Old Pigsty on Parsonage Farm
Spaces available: 6

Book your place:
Please email us to book a place or for more information.  Please read the terms and conditions carefully before booking.

Course overview:

  • Binding the lampshade frame with special tape
  • Making a template for your top cover and lining (not always necessary)
  • Learning how to stretch the fabric over the frame on the bias
  • Hand-sewing: mastering the “lampshade” stitch
  • Creating a “balloon” lining or a pleated lining to cover the interior stitching and hems (more hand-sewing!)
  • If time allows, attaching braid and fringing to the frame

Depending on your choice of frame, you may also learn how to pleat fabric on the frame or learn how to create panelling on the frame.

The course fee includes:

  • Lampshade frame
  • One vintage scarf
  • Lining fabric
  • Lampshade binding tape
  • Glue
  • Detailed hand-out

What you need to bring:

  • Braid and Fringing
  • Dressmaking pins – these are particularly suitable for lampshade making
  • Thimble
  • A notebook and pen/pencil (to make notes)
  • A packed lunch

No previous experience of sewing is needed.  However, there is a lot of repetitive hand-sewing involved in making traditional lampshades, so patience is required!  You may need or want to do a little hand-sewing in the evening between the first and second day.

Your choice of braid and fringing

If you would like to complete the lampshade in the two days, please ensure you have bought some braid and fringing.  To finish off one of the supplied frames below, you will need 2 metres of braid and 3 metres of fringing.  Barnett Lawson is a great company that sells a huge range of braids and fringing, and they offer a samples service.  If you’re undecided on the type of braid and fringing you’d like or you run out of time, we will demonstrate how to attach it to the frame on the second day so you can add it at a later date.

Your choice of frame

At the beginning of the course, you can choose from any of the frames picture below.  They are approximately 30cm in diameter and are suitable for a table lamp or pendant light.

 

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Details

Date:
October 12
Time:
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Organiser

Hamilton and Hodson
Phone
07554 064027
Email
enquiries@hamiltonandhodson.co.uk

Venue

The Old Pigsty
Parsonage Farm
Long Ashton, City of Bristol BS41 9LU United Kingdom
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Phone
07554 064027

Details

Date:
October 12
Time:
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Event Categories:
,
Event Tags:

Organiser

Hamilton and Hodson
Phone
07554 064027
Email
enquiries@hamiltonandhodson.co.uk

Venue

The Old Pigsty
Parsonage Farm
Long Ashton, City of Bristol BS41 9LU United Kingdom
+ Google Map
Phone
07554 064027