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Balloon Lampshade Workshop - Friday 2nd October 2015


Come and join Polly from FollyandGlee for a lampshade workshop with a difference on Friday 2nd October 2015 in her studio at Upper Lodge near Lewes in East Sussex. You will receive all the guidance and materials needed to sew your very own Balloon Lampshade. Perfect for children's nurseries and a wonderful gift for a new baby or christening. Older aviation fans love them too!

Taking full advantage of the working studio setting you will learn how to: prepare and bind the frame, cut your balloon "skin" to size, stitch your cover securely, and add finishing trims. You’ll have a wonderful time choosing the fabric panels for your balloon from a wonderful selection of original vintage barkcloths. There will also be for this one date only a fabulous selection of gorgeous linens from the current Vanessa Arbuthnott fabric collection.

All materials for one lampshade including the wire frames, tape, PVC linings, course notes, fabric and trim are included in the workshop fee. Want to match some curtains or a bedspread? Pease feel free to bring your own fabric along – you’ll need less than a metre in total. As the balloon "skin" can be made up in 2,4 or 8 panels its a great project for using up precious scraps.

The workshop is strictly limited to 6 participants in order to ensure everyone has the personal attention they need. You don’t need any prior lampshade making experience but a basic level of sewing skills are required. Do bring along your sewing kit if you have a favourite thimble, scissors etc.

The cost is £75 including a delicious light lunch, homemade cake with refreshments, free parking, a glorious rural setting on the edge of the South Downs National Park plus all materials.

For further details please contact Polly Kettley at or telephone 07768 457144. Purchase here to confirm your booking and Polly will be in touch with directions on how to find Upper Lodge and to discuss any queries.

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