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Small Gathered Lampshade Workshop

Bowood House & Gardens

  • Ended
  • 120 British pounds
  • Bowood House

Service Description

A day of meditative stitching and you will create a gorgeous little lampshade for your home. You will learn all of the steps to make a small gathered, unlined candle clip shade in the grounds of the beautiful Bowood House & Gardens. I have lots of beautiful fabric for you to choose from but please feel free to bring your own as well and we can see if it will be suitable. ON THE DAY • You will learn how to prepare the frame. • You will create gathers and pleats with traditional techniques. • Your shade will be finished with a handstitched bias edge. • All materials are included. • Your fee includes entrance to Bowood House and Gardens. • Lunch is not included but you will be entitled to a discount in the café. • Handstitched shades can be fiddly and hard on your hands. Please consider this if you have any issues with your hands and wrists. • After the course, you are welcome to wander the grounds and Bowood House at leisure. Please note Bowood House & Gardens closes at 5:00pm. No dogs allowed. YOUR IDEAS You will have the opportunity to choose from a wide range of textiles for your shade. There will be lots of silk in different weights, colours and textures as well as cottons many of which have been hand block printed in India as well as lots of other options. Please feel free to discuss with me any specific ideas in advance and I can let you know if they are feasible. I am happy to advise on fabrics if you want to bring your own. If you want to make a pair of shades you will be able to purchase the parts for the second shade from me on the day. CANCELLATIONS Please give me as much warning as possible if you are unable to attend. Unfortunately I will not be able to offer a refund after two weeks before the workshop unless I can find someone else to take your place If I am unable to get a minimum of 6 participants I will sadly have to cancel. I will give you 5 days notice and a full refund or the option to book an alternative date.


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