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With Jan McGuire

Light up every corner of your home with unique, beautiful lampshades that are so easy to make. Fabulous fabrics and fun finishes guaranteed!
£24.99

 

Lampshades Workshop with Jan McGuire

 

Why not give this course as a gift to a friend?

Light up every corner of your home with unique, beautiful lampshades that are so easy to make. Fabulous fabrics and fun finishes guaranteed!
£24.99

About this course (approx 1 hour 20 mins viewing time)

Hello I’m Jan McGuire and I’m delighted to welcome you to my Lampshades workshop.

I’ve been making lampshades all my life. I love creating something special for my home that can be the finishing touch to a cosy corner or a fun and frivolous decorative feature. It’s all easy once you know how and the good news is the skills are easy to learn – just watch me!  Once you’re making lampshades for your own home, you’ll find they make great gifts too and because shop-bought shades are so expensive with a bit of imagination you could even turn these skills into a small business – if you can bear to part with them!

I will take you step by step through these stages;

  • Introducing the lampshade kit – the best place to start for a beginner
  • My secret ‘extra’ tools to make life even easier
  • Different types of fabric and choosing an easy fabric to start with
  • Great tips for dealing with the ever-so-slightly-tricky parts of the process!
  • Adding braid, buttons and bobbles to make your designs unique
  • Finishing to a professional standard
  • How to package & present your finished shades

Even if you are a complete beginner by working with me through these stages you will soon feel confident to start creating your own lampshades at home!

All I Made It! workshops include an information pack for you to download – you’ll find a list of essential tools and materials, any patterns or diagrams needed, an overview of the project chapter by chapter,  a suppliers list and suggestions for further reading. You will also be able to email me directly with any questions so you never need to worry about getting stuck on a project – just email me!

Some examples of what you're going to be making

About your instructor

Jan is an experienced tutor, who has been inspiring students for over 20 years. She aims to provide a ‘one-to-one’ approach following on in the footsteps of her talented Grandmother who taught her to sew and create lovely things, with patience and skill. Each project is accompanied by straightforward information and clear step-by-step demonstrations, plus invaluable tips and tricks of an experienced crafter that are easy to follow at home.

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