Have a go at hand making lampshades for your home

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Have a go at making your own lampshade for your home during a workshop hosted by Pip Brewer, who owns the unit Toodlepip, here on May 23 from 7pm until 9pm.

Pip, whose company sells handmade toy boxes and lampshades in the shop, said: “My lampshade making workshops that took place earlier in the year were such a success that I have decided to host some more for anyone who would like to have a go at making something for their home.

“It is a great opportunity for people to learn a new skill and it is a great feeling to have something in your house that you made yourself.”

Each workshop will last two hours and will cost £40 per person. You will learn how to make your own 30cm lampshade that can be hung from the ceiling or used on a lampstand. All you need to bring with you is a minimum of half a metre of your chosen fabric.

The lampshades can be made with cotton, linen or upholstery fabric, as long as it is not too thick. There will also be a selection of fabrics available to purchase on the night.

Pip, who is also from Wellington, has always been a maker and upcycler but since becoming a mum in 2015, she wanted to turn her passion into a business and began selling toyboxes upcycled from apple crates. She used the same fabrics to make complimenting lampshades for the home.

The workshop is suitable for beginners. Payment is required up-front before the workshop takes place. To secure your space, please call us on 01823 660076.


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