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Silkworm and Cottontails
 Lampshades and Soft furnishings
 by Elizabeth Pegg BA HONS 

Beautiful, bespoke tailored lampshades and soft furnishings


Learn to make your own tailored lampshade:

In this informative, fun day we will show you an easy way to make beautiful lampshades.

Not only will you take home your very own, hand crafted lampshade but also the skills to be able to fill your home with gorgeous shades or make them as individual gifts for friends and family. 

  • Classes run from 10am to 4pm in our workroom situated in Solihull, West Midlands. 

  • Included in the day price are all materials, except trimmings, to enable you to make a fully lined, pure silk lampshade. 

  • The cost of the day varies depending on which class is chosen . Please get in touch for pricing 
  • Trimmings, the icing on the cake! To customise your lampshade simple braid trims will be available to purchase but if you prefer to bring your own please do. You will need at least 50cms for top trim and 100cms for bottom trim. 12mm is a suitable width.

  • Lampshades kits will also be available to purchase so you can continue your new found skills at home.​​
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We are also happy to discuss running group workshops in your homes or other suitable venues. Either way we are happy to discuss your requirements, just call 07717 472546. 

​Gathered lampshade class

Gathered Lampshades are made in an entirely different way to the tailored ones . 
At the class you will have the opportunity to make up a small table size shade in a fine printed cotton ,lined and finished off with a self trim . 
Please enquire for details of our next class date .

Gathered and Tailored lampshade class held in Peebles 

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Charlotte from Denmark 

Bowed empire - gathered -and umbrella style shades 

Charlotte came over from Denmark to attend a 4 day class covering 3 different style Lampshades . On the 4th day we made handmade trimmings and took a trip to Birmingham Art Gallery for a bit of culture .
Charlotte runs a successful shop and workroom where she makes hard Lampshades and sells interesting vintage homewares . Find her here on Instagram https://instagram.com/igenibrug?utm_source=ig_profile_share&igshid=1fys77sbz8exg

Laura from County Clare 

Laura Vaughan Designs 

Laura flew over from Eire to spend 2 days with me . We worked on Tailored Lampshades . Laura has a lovely shop in Ennis and already makes hard style Lampshades  
with this new skill she hopes to offer her clients a wider choice of lighting .