Supporting Artists And Designers In building A Craft Business

2 Day Complete Lampshade Making

This two day Lampshade Making Workshop is suitable for those wishing to learn for pleasure or business. During this workshop we will equip you with the knowledge and skills required to construct 3 professional looking tailored shades. We will provide all the materials and by end of the 2nd day you will take your creations home to add the perfect touch to your interiors.

The idea of turning your skills, talents or passion to a craft business is very alluring. It’s rewarding and possible, but the reality is that you need to be equipped with huge amount of knowledge of what is really involved.  During the 1-2-1 workshop we will talk about how to make that transition. We will prepare you with facts and useful information. This includes list of suppliers, how to put together a collection, pricing your products, selling direct to consumers or retailers, wholesale strategies, how to prepare yourself for attending craft fairs, shows or trade exhibitions. We will also talk about the importance of branding, marketing and how the advances of today’s social networking and online communities can enhance and increase the potential audience for your craft.

In our Group workshops we mainly focus on the construction of the shades although some basic business advice and trade tips will be discussed.

 

 

  • This is what we cover during this workshop:
  • Tools, equipments and useful books
  • Suitability of fabrics
  • Lampshade styles and lamp bases
  • Safety regulations: Fire resistance
  • Construction of a professional looking drum shade
  • Construction of a traditional empire shade with lining
  • Contruction of a box pleated or pannelled shade
  • How to brand your business
  • How to market your business
  • Learn how to price your products and services with profit
  • How to create a successful pitch and approch retailers
  • Selling strategies
  • How to wholesale and attend trade shows and fairs
  • And all the tips and tricks of the trade

Advantages of 1-2-1 Workshop

2 day Complete Lampshade Making Workshop with Moji Designs

Acquiring a new skill can sometimes be a daunting task, but it doesn’t neccessarily need to be that way when you receive plenty of individual attention. The advantages of our one-to-one workshops are that they can be tailored to your exact level and needs. You will get the opportunity to learn a new craft whilst at ease and at your own pace. We will support you to turn your skills into a business by providing plenty of business advice and trade tips. Your strengths and weaknesses are addressed consistently and fully without feeling the pressure by the progress of other students. Above all, enjoy some quality personal time away from the pressures of everyday life. Embrace the experience and treat yourself to the gift of lifelong learning.

 

 

 

Booking Information

 

Course Fee Two day 1-2-1 workshop: Early bird offer  £420  Normal price £650

09.30 – 17.30   Including materials and light lunch

 

Two day Group Workshop: £295    09.30 – 17.30    Including materials and light lunch

In our Group workshops we mainly focus on the construction of the shades although some basic business advice and trade tips will be discussed.

How to book One-To-One: Upon your online payment, you will be contacted by email within 24 hours to arrange a convenient date to attend your workshop. Alternatively, contact us to check the availability before making your payment. We try to be as flexible as possible, so that you can fit the workshops in with your home life and work commitments.

Group Workshops: Please email us for future workshop dates

How to pay Booking is made by clicking the “Book Now” button at the bottom of this page. Secure payment is made through Paypal or any major debit or credit cards.
Level Suitable for beginners
Certification Attendance certificate on completion of the course/ Traditional Lampshade Making
Venue:  Moji studio, Hove




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