September 13, 2012

Lampshade Making Event at Cath Kidston in London


Last week I was delighted to be invited to attend a Lampshade Making Event at Cath Kidston in London.

Not surprisingly (!), I’m a huge fan of the brand and I couldn’t wait to take part in this crafty evening.

The event was led by the wonderful Lisa Comfort (below), who runs her own sewing cafe called Sew Over It in Clapham.


We each chose a Cath Kidston fabric from the many on display which we wanted to use to make our lampshade…and I chose Provence Rose fabric.  I thought it would look perfect in our guest bedroom.



With step-by-step instructions, Lisa guided us through the process of making our lampshades using the special kit below.


Having cut the fabric to the correct length, we stuck the self-adhesive panel (the paper with the square grid above) to the back of the fabric.


Then Lisa took us through the other steps, which were very straightforward and easy to follow.

And here we are below with our finished designs…we were all thrilled!


It was such a fun evening. I learnt a new skill and it made me appreciate how easy it is to add colour and pattern to a room simply by making your own bespoke lampshade.

It’s certainly something I’d consider doing again.  There are so many gorgeous Cath Kidston floral fabrics to choose from…!

P.S.  If you’re partial to a bit of sewing, Lisa’s just written a new book called Sew Over It.

(Images : Cath Kidston, Rona Wheeldon for Flowerona)

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