Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Lampshade Making Studio Workshop

An Introduction to Lampshade Making
Thursday 16 October 10.30am – 3pm

On Thursday 16th October Polly from Folly & Glee is opening her studio at The Long Barn, Upper Lodge near Ringmer, Lewes BN8 4AP for a unique introductory workshop to the art of lampshade making.

 Taking full advantage of the working studio setting we’ll explore a variety of different lamp shade making techniques from traditionally tailored and stitched  to rigid panelled lampshades with hand rolled edges. You’ll choose the style and size of shade to complete by the end of the day. All materials for one lampshade including the wire frames, tape, PVC linings, course notes, fabric and trim are included in the workshop fee. Full kits including everything you need to complete a second or third shade from home are available to purchase on the day.

The workshop is strictly limited to 6 participants in order to ensure everyone has the personal attention they need. You don’t need any prior experience although for the hand-sewn tailored lampshade vintage a basic level of sewing skills are required. Do bring along your sewing kit if you have a favourite thimble, scissors etc. You can select your fabric from Folly &Glee’s collection of stunning original vintage barkcloths. If you prefer bring your own fabric along – you’ll need less than a metre for most shades.

The cost is £60 including a delicious light lunch, homemade cake with refreshments, free parking and all materials for your first lampshade.

To book or for further details please email Polly at hello@follyandglee.co.uk or telephone 07768 457144

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