Advanced Lampshade Making Workshop Including Craft Business Start-Up Advice & Guidance:1-2-1
Our Advanced Lampshade Making Workshop is suitable for those wishing to learn this craft as a hobby or those who are planing to start a professional lampshade making business. You can attend this workshop whether you are a complete beginner or already have learnt how to do a traditional lampshade. During this in-depth 1-2-1 workshop we will equip you with the knowledge and skills required to construct a professional looking pleated or gathered shade. We will provide all the materials and by end of the workshop you will take your shade home to add the perfect touch to your interiors.
This is what we cover during this Advanced Lampshade Making Workshop:
- Tools, equipment and useful books
- Suitability of fabrics, trimmings and embellishments
- Lampshade styles, anatomy of frames, fittings and lamp base/shade proportion
- Fire safety regulations: How to treat your fabric with fire retardant agents
- Construction of a pleated or gathered shade, balloon lining, pining, frame binding and lampshade stitches
- Discussion of more advanced lampshade styles such as paneled (separate panels sewn or glued), fan pleated, swathed and ruched shades.
- 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 approach retailers
- Selling strategies
- How to wholesale and attend trade shows and fairs
- And all the tips and tricks of the trade
How to start a craft business
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 our 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.
Advantage of 1-2-1 workshops
Acquiring a new skill can sometimes be a daunting task, but it doesn’t necessarily 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.
Course fee and dates:
1-2-1 workshop: £320 at your convenience 09.30 – 17.30 Including materials, light lunch and refreshments The start date for this Advanced Lampshade Making Workshop is flexible and can be adapted to the needs of each student. 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.
How to pay:
The “Book Now” button at the bottom of this page will redirect you to a new page where you’ll have a class type choice of either 1-2-1 or group workshop. Secure payment is made through PayPal or any major debit or credit cards.Once the payment is received you’ll get an confirmation email.
Level: Suitable for both beginners and advanced students
Venue: Home studio in Holland Road, Hove, BN3 1RQ