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Box pleated and scalloped hardback lampshade workshop with moji designs
Lampshade making courses with Moji Designs in Brighton
Lampshade making courses with Moji Designs in Brighton

Craft Your Own Lampshade Masterpiece with Bespoke Courses! Looking to dive into the world of lampshade making at your own pace? I’m delighted to offer bespoke lampshade courses that cater to your specific preferences and needs. Whether you’re eager to explore modern lampshade techniques in just one day or wish to indulge in a more comprehensive experience spanning several days, combining modern and traditional styles, the choice is yours.

The best part is there’s no minimum duration to worry about – it’s all about what suits you best and tailoring the course to your preferences. With my flexible approach, you’ll have all the time you need to fully immerse yourself in the art of lampshade making. Whether you’re a quick learner or prefer to take your time, I’m here to craft an experience that suits you perfectly.

With my bespoke courses, you have the freedom to choose from a wide range of lampshade styles and techniques, ensuring that your learning journey is uniquely tailored to you and you have ample time to craft professional-looking lampshades that truly reflect your unique style. Whether you’re drawn to contemporary flair or captivated by traditional elegance, here are some of the courses and options you can combine, the choice is yours:

  • Traditional tailored lampshade with a balloon lining
  • Gathered lampshade with a pleated or balloon lining
  • Pleated lampshade with a pleated or balloon lining
  • Box pleated lampshade including its hardback base lampshade
  • Scalloped hardback lampshade
  • Any traditional lampshade with fringe trim, ruffles and frills
  • Fully lined vintage style parachute lampshade
  • Fully lined vintage style tiffany lampshade with fringe, ruffles and frills 
  • Exploring cover and assembling techniques for ornate frame shapes
  • Modern drum lampshade
  • Modern empire lampshade
  • Textile printing: Indian block printing and Lino block printing 
  • Exploring business-related topics, such as pricing, branding, marketing, and strategies for selling your exquisite lampshades.

My textile printing course offers the opportunity to delve into various techniques, including Indian block printing and Lino block printing. The length of this course can vary between 1 and 3 days, allowing for an in-depth exploration of each printing technique.

Lampshade making courses with Moji Designs in Brighton
Lampshade making courses with Moji Designs in Brighton
Lampshade making courses with Moji Designs in Brighton
Scalloped hardback lampshade workshop with Moji Designs
Vintage Lampshade making courses with Moji Designs in Brighton
Vintage Lampshade making courses with Moji Designs in Brighton
Hand printed lampshade masterclass
Textile printing masterclass with Moji Designs
Textile printing masterclass with Moji Designs

Step into an enriching experience that merges skill-building with creativity in the realm of lampshade making and textile printing. My bespoke one-to-one tuition course is crafted meticulously to offer you an immersive learning journey.

To kickstart your tailored learning experience, simply reach out to me via email with your bespoke course request. I’ll schedule a telephone call to assist you further and provide you with the course options. It’s worth noting that all my courses are meticulously curated using a carefully selected range of lampshade frames and sizes, sourced both from my stock and trusted UK suppliers. Once we’ve fine-tuned your bespoke course details, you can return to this page and complete your booking.

Time: 09.30 – 17.30

Studio: My Brighton studio is conveniently located, easily accessible by a one-hour train journey from London Victoria followed by a short 15-minute walk from Brighton Station. Direct buses are also available, providing hassle-free transportation to my studio.

Skill Level: My lampshade course is carefully designed to cater to individuals of all skill levels, from beginners to advanced students. While the fundamental components of the course remain consistent, I understand that each student brings a unique set of hand-sewing abilities and prior experiences to the table. That’s why I’m committed to making adjustments as needed to ensure that you can progress at your own pace and achieve mastery of the techniques covered. Additionally, you are encouraged to work on take your half-completed projects during your free time between sessions. This ensures that projects are completed within the duration of the course, allowing you to leave with a sense of accomplishment and a finished piece to showcase their newfound skills.

Course Inclusions

Expert Instruction: Receive my expert guidance and hands-on instruction with over 25 years of industry experience.

Materials and Tools: All necessary materials and tools are provided, including lamspshade frames, an extensive array of fabrics, linings, trimmings and more. Should you prefer to bring your own fabric, worry not—you’ll receive a detailed information pack outlining fabric suitability and the required quantity. 

Light Lunch: Enjoy a delicious light lunch provided each day during the workshop, with menu options sent to students prior to the workshop date.

Student Welcome Pack: Receive a detailed PDF document containing essential information about the course, including fabric suitability, required amounts, studio location, transportation options, parking facilities, and accommodation recommendations for students staying in Brighton.

Course Notes and Resources: Receive comprehensive course notes detailing step-by-step instructions, workshop progress images, tools lists, and trusted suppliers lists to assist you when creating your own lampshades at home.

Certificate of Completion: Receive a certificate of completion at the end of the course to recognise your participation and newly acquired skills.

Post-Course Business Support: Additionally, if you feel you would benefit from extra support in launching or developing your lampshade business after completing the course, I also offer online business support sessions. For more information, click here

How to book and pay for your course: Simply click on the “Book Now” button located at the bottom of this page to proceed with booking your workshop. You will be redirected to a new page where you can securely make your payment through PayPal or any major debit or credit card. After completing the payment, please send me an email so that I can promptly send you a confirmation email along with your payment receipt and a PDF information pack.