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Join Gillian Arnold for a lampshade making craft workshop experience, a delightful gift for someone or a great way to treat yourself this Christmas.
Set in our beautiful industrial modern and botanically infused shop in the heart of Darlington. You can bring your own fabric or choose from a wide selection of Gillian’s personally curated designer fabric collection. Gillian has been running professional workshops across the country for over 6 years, with a wealth of experience under her belt you will be in great hands.
What does the course cover?
You will be producing highly professionally finished lampshade from start to finish that you will take home with you, along with the knowledge and ability to make your own lampshades at home. We will also have take-home kits available for purchase, so you can carry on making lampshades for your friends and family for the years to come. The lampshade will be 30cm wide by 24cm deep and perfect for either a ceiling or lamp fitting.
We provide all the necessary tools, equipment and skills that you will need, so all you need to bring is your own fabric (optional) and a can-do attitude (mandatory.) There will be a selection of wine and non-alcoholic drinks available along with some delicious handmade cakes and snacks.
If bringing your own fabric
The minimum size you will be able to work with is a rectangle, 28cm by 104cm.
We recommend a fabric made from either cotton or linen and it should measure at least 1.1 metre by 30cm deep. Please keep in mind that if you are using fabric with a large pattern then you may want to bring up to half a meter, so you can get the best pattern for the lampshade.
We run our 1 and half hour workshops from our beautiful shop on Post House Wynd in Darlington (DL3 9EN), which is newly refurbished with a cool modern industrial look and feel. Easily commutable by car, train or bus, the surrounding area is filled with wonderful restaurants, upmarket bars and lots of great shops, perfect if your wanting to turn your evening into a full night out.
There is both free and paid parking just a short walking distance away, if you would like some more information then get in touch.