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Felted Lampshades in Region 2
10 June @ 10:00 am - 11 June @ 5:00 pm£80
Create your own unique bespoke lampshades
Chris Lines has been making illuminated felt pieces as part of her art practice since 2007. In this workshop, you will be able to learn how to use your own handmade felt to create a beautiful and unique lampshade. The majority of the workshop will be devoted to planning, sampling, and making felted pieces for a lampshade of a given size and form of your choice. We will explore the possibilities of creating a thin and fine felt fabric, with consideration to different densities as well as surface textures using fibres, papers, and fabrics in addition to wool to create a piece that is fascinating unlit as well as illuminated. It’s a perfect chance to experiment! You will be able to choose your own lampshade form using either a kit or your own ring set, which may be from an existing lampshade you wish to up-cycle and re-cover. We will also look at traditional lampshade frames and how to cover them. In two days you will be able to make enough felt for a minimum of two lampshades, at least one of which will be completed on the second day.
There will be an opportunity to participate in a bulk material purchase for kits, ring sets, and specialist backing materials, according to your needs. Further information about this will be given on booking.
Please note that there will be additional material costs for this workshop apart from the wool and fibres that you provide yourself.