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Lampshade Making Workshops – What a bright idea!

Suitable for beginners

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If you’ve felt inspired by what you’ve seen on our website, then we also offer lampshade making workshops. Based in Amersham, Buckinghamshire, they will be hosted by none other than our Lampshade Parade founder and drum maker par excellence, Katrina de Toney.

During the day, Katrina will provide all tools and equipment needed to make your very own 30cm drum lampshade to take home with you. Even better, you will be able to proudly declare to anyone and everyone that visits “I made that!” and that’s not even the best part. All the tips and skills that you acquire on the day will enable you to confidently recreate the steps at home to make more lampshades as and when you need.

The course is suitable for complete beginners as all steps will be carefully explained and demonstrated, along with all the short cuts, finer techniques and advice that will take your lampshade from amateur to professional!

What’s included?

Your 30cm lampshade kit is all included for you plus tea, coffee and cake because we want you to feel at home.

Where does it take place?

Our Woodlands Studio

Join us in our studio in pretty Chesham Bois, Buckinghamshire. Cosy and stylish, the Woodlands Studio provides the perfect location for inspiring your lampshade designs. We limit the workshop to a maximum of 4 people which allows for a friendly and personal experience for all. Free parking available close by and just a 15minute walk from Amersham Station it’s perfect for those traveling from further afield.

Jack & Atticus, Amersham

Lampshade making workshops also take place at the fabulous Jack & Atticus Home Emporium in Amersham, Buckinghamshire. Free parking as available close by, plus it is just a 10 minute walk from Amersham Station on the Metropolitan line and mainline services from London Marylebone and Aylesbury. The wonderful shop that is Jack & Atticus, is located just 5 minutes walk from the centre of Amersham on the Hill.


What do I need to bring?

workshopYou will need to bring half a metre of light or medium weight cotton fabric (100cm wide). If you are uncertain whether your chosen fabric is suitable, please message us beforehand and we will be able to advise you.

When is the next workshop running?

We’re glad you asked! Our upcoming workshops are all listed here for your convenience. As soon as dates are added to the schedule we’ll update them here:

  • Saturday 8th Feb 2020 1:30pm – 4pm – Woodlands Studio
  • Saturday 7th March 2020 1:30pm – 4pm – Woodlands Studio
  • Saturday 25th April 2020 1:30pm – 4pm – Woodlands Studio
  • Saturday 16th May 2020 1:30pm – 4pm – Woodlands Studio

If you’d like to arrange a workshop for yourself or a couple of friends, we are happy to add specific dates on week days, weekends and evenings. Simply email us directly to discuss:

How do I book?

Click here to take you through to our booking page to secure your place.

Do you offer group bookings?

Yes we do. Please contact us with your requirements and estimated group number and we will be happy to tailor make a course to suit you and your friends needs.

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