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Felt Lampshades

1 June @ 10:00 am - 2 June @ 2:00 pm


An opportunity to create a unique piece of home decor to complement your home and learn two new skills – Feltmaking and Lampshade making!

Day One: Using merino or a native breed wool with additional yarns and fibres such as silk, linen and soya – you will design and make a piece of felt fabric. You will learn how to lay the wool and other fibres and apply wet felting techniques to bond the fibres together. You can choose neutral tones, bright jewel colours, abstract patterns or more pictoral elements to create your unique design. At the end of this first half day session you will have a piece of flat fabric which you will go on to make your bespoke lampshade with.

Day Two: Using the felt fabric prepared in the first session you will make your lampshade. Learning how to cut your felt fabric to size, adhere a fire resistant backing and shade rings, to construct your lampshade. This session will give you a basic understanding of how to make a drum lampshade, equipped with these new skills, you can apply this knowledge to future projects with confidence.

If you have a stash of yarns, fabric or other material, and which of us that love textiles doesn’t, do bring along any bits you’d like to incorporate into your work. Prior to the first session consider what colour, pattern and design you would like your shade to have by collecting images, making sketches and notes.

All materials and equipment are provided. Illustrated handouts notes are offered to enable you to continue to practice what you learn during the workshop. No previous felting experience is required. All abilities are welcomed as this workshop is especially suitable for beginners and those wishing to extend their felting practice.

This is a two day workshop starting on Saturday 1st June 2024 10am – 2pm and finishing the following day Sunday 2nd June 2024 10am – 2pm


Silversoles Studio
129 Hazelhurst Road
Birmingham,B14 6AGUnited Kingdom
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