Introducing our new Lampshade workshops with the lovely Harriet from Podgy Pigeon.
On Tuesday evening, Harriet came along to the Frome shop for the first workshop session. 6 keen students were ready and willing. The evening started off with the difficult bit. What fabric to choose?
Now this was more taxing than we thought so a cup of tea was definitely needed. Once we had all finally picked our 1/2 metre of fabric, Harriet was talking through the materials and tools needed and demonstrating the first step.
Such concentration on everyones faces! It became quite intense and there was a lot of holding our breaths and big deep sighs..
Vickie, Jo and Sarah ready for the big peel
Now for the tricky bit, this could be a two man job...
Sarah and Gaynor's team-work
Becki and Elvis.... "got my hat, whens the wedding"
The Groups finished lampshades. A mix of colour pattern and design. Each unique to their maker. Now time for another cup of tea and some chocolate cake. A really fun workshop with no sewing!
Here is mine, on its base in my new grown up lounge. Just beautiful!
I had a great evening, learning a new craft in the new year. I hope to make another very soon for the standard lamp in the corner of the room. Just waiting for those kits to arrive from Harriet.
Why don't you have go?
by Rachel x
Workshops with Harriet at the Frome Shop:
Monday 18th February 10.30-1.30pm
Monday 25th March 10.30-1.30pm
£40 including all materials and refreshments
Coming soon - Lampshade kits available to buy from Millie Moon
Take a look at Harriets work. She takes commissions for lampshades if you don't want to make your own. http://www.etsy.com/shop/PodgyPigeon
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