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Gathered Lampshade - New 2 Day Workshop | Chichester Craft Courses




Gathered lampshades are currently very much on trend and gracing the pages of many interior design magazines. Traditionally made using plain fabrics, they are now being created from an array of colourful prints which have become so readily available ‰غز from ikats to Indian block prints, from Liberty Tana Lawns to quilting fabrics.

In this new workshop, run by Jane Warren of The Lampshade Loft, you will learn all the skills you need to make your own gathered lampshades, fully lined and finished to a high standard. You will then be able to go on to make more shades, either professionally or for your own use.


  • binding هتyour lampshade frame (a straight sided empire frame 20cm base measurement)
  • measuring and making a soft balloon lining for the lampshade
  • gathering your fabric, and attaching and hand sewing it onto the frame


  • hand sewing your lining onto the frame
  • making and attaching bias binding for your lampshade
  • completing any hand sewing your outer gathered fabric onto the frame

You do not need any previous experience, although a love of hand sewing or an intention to have one is ideal!هت There is a lot of hand sewing required to attach your fabric onto the frame.


Tuesday 11th and Tuesday 18th February.

Tuesday 16th and Tuesday 23rd June.

Friday 2nd and Friday 9th October.

2 Full Days.

About your Teacher:

Jane Warren is one talented lady, and an excellent tutor. She has many years of making lampshades under her belt. When not teaching, she is sourcing vintage shades and stands from around the world to revamp and then sell in her online shop The Lampshade Loft.

Class Size:

Maximum class size of 6.


Ideal for complete beginners, or for those wanting to try something new. Please do consider that this workshop is mainly hand sewing, so it is helpful if you enjoy this!


FABRICS TO BRING:هتThe finer the fabric you use, the more softly gathered you can have your lampshade, and therefore ideal fabrics are thinner/medium cottons or cotton mixes, silks, quilting fabrics or indian block prints or even saris! NOT ideal are thicker fabrics such as heavier cottons, linens, upholstery fabrics, velvets etc. If you have a large pattern please note it may be lost in the gathers! You will need half a meter of fabric ‰غز however we will be joining widths so if you have a larger pattern, please bring more. Do ask for more details if you are unsure.

INCLUDED: in the cost of this workshop: full tuition over two days (there will be breaks for tea/coffee and lunch) and illustrated handouts, use of haberdashery ‰غز pins, needles, thread, scissors but please bring matching thread for your fabric if possible, and your own kit if you prefer.

EXTRAS: you will need a ه£12 budget for the frame, tape and lining fabric (paid directly to the tutor on the day)


Workshops are held in our colourful and cosy studio, above the shop. There is lots of space to spread out and a separate chill out area to have a break. The shop is located in central Chichester, about a 10 minute walk from the train and bus station. The closest car park is The Cattle Market.

Clothkits Ltd, 16 The Hornet, Chichester, PO19 7JG

Tel: 01243 533180



Delivery Charges

FREE delivery on all orders within the UK over £45!

Standard Delivery UK – £3.95

Express Delivery UK – £10.95

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Europe – £7.25

Royal Mail International Standard Shipping – 5 – 14 working days depending on the location. For urgent European orders please contact us first. Not trackable.

Rest of the World

Small Parcels Less than 0.49kg £9 (approx 1 or 2 kits)
Medium Parcels 0.5 to 0.99kg £15
Large Parcels 1 to 1.99kg £30
Heavy Parcels 2kg + £65+

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