Monday 29 June 2015

Making Lampshades with Marna Lunt at Preston Park Museum

I have just been on a very enjoyable lampshade making course with Marna Lunt at Preston Park Museum.  You can check out the fabulous inspiration Marna provides on her website - Little A Designs.  All materials for the course were provided in one of Marna's black totes emblazoned with a very topical quote from Matisse together with a lovely notebook in which to record any hot tips. 

Hot tips in here!

There was a lot of fabric to choose from.  Here's my stash: 

First choose your fabrics

After drawing round our lampshade templates and sketching out our designs it was time to cut out, stick & stitch the fabric in place ...

Draw round your template and add your design

Stitch in place and decorate

Using embroidery thread to add detail was the next step.  Then it was time to put it all together which was a bit fiddly ...

And finally - put it all together
... which is altogether just a bit fiddly but worth the effort

But I got to go home with a fab lampshade - now I just need to find a lamp nice enough to go with it.  Thanks, Marna!

If you want to see the fab makes of all the other lovely course goers hop over to Marna's facebook page for a look.

I didn't have time to explore Preston Park Museum and Grounds so I'll just have to go back another time but I can tell you the adventure playground looked ace!

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