All of our workshops are taught in our workshop space in Nailsea, North Somerset, a short drive from Clevedon, Weston Super Mare, Portishead, Bristol and the Chew Valley.
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Make a Drum Lampshade
July 14, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm£35
Literally light up a room with our fun Make a Drum Lampshade workshop. Create your own bespoke and unique shade in our 2 hour workshop. Learn all the tips and tricks of the trade from our expert teacher, Sarah, as you construct a beautiful lampshade from scratch to either hang from a ceiling or attach to a base. Bring a new lease of life to that old lampstand or the bargain you bought at the car boot sale.
You will need to bring along half a metre of fabric (nothing heavy or embellished, small patterns are easier to work with at this stage), we supply all other materials. Avoid fabrics with a directional print as they may not work for this project. On the day, you can choose to make a 20cm, 25cm, or 30cm diameter lampshade. Lampshades can be made to suit either pendant (ceiling hanging) or for a lamp stand/base, some fabrics (dependent on pattern) can suit both.
For anyone booking a workshop requiring fabric we recommend local supplier, Louise Horler, who sells fabric online at www.sewscrumptious.co.uk. We offer a click and collect service for fabric bought from Sew Scrumptious. Enter the code BLUE at the checkout, your P&P will be deducted, and your fabric will be available to collect from The Blue Room after 48 hours. We also stock a wide range of remnants provided by Sew Scrumptious, all of which are large enough for this workshop. Prices for remnants start from just £3.
What do our customers say about our workshops?
What was the best thing about the workshop?
I am not very artistic , so it caters for all levels, and still the end product looks good. (Fused Glass, February 2018)
Really helpful teaching and nice small group. Loved it! (Claire, Beginners Machine Sewing January 2018)
Very enjoyable relaxed atmosphere, learning new techniques. (Jan, Weave Pattern and Texture on a Peg Loom, January 2018)
Making something I’m proud of, learning new skills, and the social side. Cheese scone recommended! (Jan, January 2018, Beginners Patchwork)
A good way to spend time with friends; the finished product; swishing around with my new skirt; learning how to use my sewing machine. (Mar, Darcy, Lizzie, and Isabella. January 2018, Children’s private group sewing)
Lovely relaxing thing to do in the build up to Christmas. (Claire, Fused Glass, December 2017)
Very relaxing and enjoyable, will definitely do more at home. (Sharon, Needle Felting, December 2017)