Drum Lampshade Workshop with Natalia Price-Cabrera Saturday 24th October 1pm to 4pm £45
Light up your Home!
Looking for the perfect shade for a table lamp base or a ceiling fitting? Learn how to create your very own bespoke drum shade in this fun workshop. You will make and take home your very own lampshade at the end of the class! In this workshop you will learn how to construct a beautiful hand-rolled edged 30cm-diameter drum lampshade in your own choice of fabric, which can then be hung from the ceiling as a pendant shade or attached to a table lamp base.
We will supply the wire base, drum, and additional materials needed – all we need from you is your chosen fabric. The fabric should measure 30cm x 115cm. Please be aware that the fabric will be used horizontally (i.e. landscape) so if the print is directional, make sure that you have enough fabric for it to work across in this way as opposed to vertically. Your choice of fabric should ideally be cotton. Other fabrics (heavy will, stretchy jersey, sheer fabrics) will be very tricky to work with.
MATERIALS REQUIRED: Bring your own choice of fabric measuring 30cm x 115cm. We can supply the fabric for you too at an additional cost of £10 (please make sure when booking to specify that you would like this option). If you would like to add trim to your lampshade, please bring this along too.
LEVEL: Beginner (no sewing required!) This is for anyone; no experience of crafts or sewing necessary as sewing is not involved, just careful manipulation of fabric, which your tutor will help you with.
MAKE & TAKE: Drum Lampshade
TIME: 3 hours
VENUE: Sew Fabulous , Unit 10, Open Market, Marshalls Row, BN1 4JU
Classes are small, maximum class number is 8 guests, to ensure you get the personal tuition you need to help with your project and to get the best out of the workshop.
About Your Tutor: Natalia Price-Cabrera, author of Handmade Lampshade (published November 2015 by GMC Publications Ltd.) and author and curator of The Wallpaper Colouring Book (published June 2015 by Octopus).
Natalia is the inspiration behind Mols & Tati-Lois, purveyor of stunning hand-tailored lampshades and visual daily diarist (www.facebook.com/MolsTatiLois). Fashioning beautiful hand-tailored soft-sided and drum lampshades out of vintage and contemporary designer fabrics using traditional techniques, Natalia creates truly unique pieces that will be cherished additions to any living space. Her statement lampshades have been commissioned by boutique retail outlets around the South East of England and as far afield as Australia and the USA. She also sells through Furnish.co.uk. She is currently working in collaboration with a number of recent graduate textile designers creating an autumn collection of lampshades championing new British talent.
View storefronts onhttps://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/MolsandTatiLois and https://beta.folksy.com/shops/Nati. Follow @molsandtatilois on Twitter. To quote designer Jonathan Adler: “Lighting is the unsung hero of design.”