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Traditional Tailored Lined Empire Lampshade Workshop - New 2 Day Workshop| Chichester Craft Courses




In this amazing 2 day workshop, you will learn how to make a traditional tailored, lined lampshade, using the fabric of your choice.

Jane will teach you how to create a beautiful 'soft' lampshade using traditional methods - hand sewn and hand made. Unlike the contemporary 'hard' or laminated shades, these are usually curved in style, have a soft fabric cover, and soft 'balloon 'lining. They are made using various types of fabric such as silk, cotton, and wool, all of which can be tailored for a perfect fit. They will then be expertly finished by hand using lovely trims including bindings, tassels and fringes.

The lampshades do take time to create, there is much hand sewing and skill involved, but this 2 day workshop will equip you with all the knowledge and experience you need to go on to make many more beautiful lampshades for every room in your home!

Day 1: planning the fabric placement - we cut the fabric on the bias - making the pattern, wrapping the frame and pinning and sewing the cover in place - making the lining.

Day 2: sewing the lining into place, making and adding hand made trims.


Friday 20th March and Friday 27th March.

Friday 7th August and Friday 14th August.

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!


Try and aim for a cotton or cotton mix, linen or silk for your first shade, not a fabric with a loose weave or one that is embellished. Your lampshade will be made using your fabric cut on the bias, so bear this in mind when choosing your fabric (i.e. if your fabric has a pattern, it will be placed at a 45 degree angle). Please bring with you 75cm or a meter of your choice of fabric - we will use this to make the lampshade itself but also to make hand sewn trims for your shade. Ideal fabrics are of medium weight - not too thick or too thin please. Finally, you will need a ه£12 budget for the frame, tape and lining fabric (paid directly to the tutor on the day).

Fabric can be purchased on the day in Clothkits with a 10% discount.


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

Next day delivery for orders placed before 1pm Monday – Thursday. Orders received on Friday before 1pm will arrive with you on Monday.  Orders placed over the weekend will be sent on Monday to arrive on Tuesday.  Please bear in mind that we do not open on Bank Holidays. This service is trackable, and will require a signature.

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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Sewing Machine Delivery

Sewing machine delivery is FREE within the UK, excluding Highlands and Islands.
The courier surcharge is approximately £25.
Unfortunately we do not ship sewing machines internationally.

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