In person classes

Pleated Lampshades with a Pleated Lining

5(13 reviews)
Learn how to make your own beautiful soft pleated lampshade with a pleated lining
Kentish Town
£360 pp
2 session course
Next available date:17th September 2022
What happens in this class?

"The Lampshade 2 day course was great. Very professional and clear instruction, in a relaxed and friendly environment, in a cool part of London with terrific cafes for your lunch break. I was amazed that I and everyone on the class produced lampshades that you see in featured in interior magazines." From a recent participant

Gathered & Pleated lampshades are currently enjoying a revival of interest. Traditionally made using plain fabrics, they are now being created from an array of fabrics.

You will learn all the skills you need to make your own Pleated lampshades, fully lined with gentle pleats and…

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Things to remember


Please bring your own fabric - approximately 1.5m - thinner and finer fabrics are best - we recommend lawn cotton - fabrics such as linen are much harder to manipulate.

0.5m for your lining - a similarly light cotton is suitable.

You will receive a second frame and sewing kit…

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Latest Reviews
5(13 reviews)
Sarah B - Feb 5, 2022
A fabulous course and a great weekend. Lottie is the most brilliant teacher - it was such fun that it really didn’t feel like a lesson. We learned so much and we all came away with a beautiful pleated lampshade and another frame, kit and detailed instructions to make a second shade at home. There were six of us on the two day course. It was a lovely atmosphere with lots of chatting and stitching! Can’t recommend the course highly enough.
Simon & Nicola - Feb 1, 2022
Having read very positive online feedback regarding Minerva Workshop, we booked our spaces, flights from Belfast and accommodation. Of course there was always the risk that it wouldn't be worth the huge expense to travel and stay in another country.... However, we had the best time! Lottie is an amazing tutor, the course was very easy to follow, and we were amongst a group of lovely other people. We couldn't suggest any improvements, and would recommend travelling distances to attend, it's definitely worth it. Will return again... just wondering what I want to try my hand at now..... Simon.
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two session course
2 classes

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