Light up your room with a vintage lampshade!

Vintage lampshade maker and designer Hayley McCormack is coming to Saddleworth for a day of lampshade making at the Weavers Factory.

On Saturday 28th September Hayley will be teaching people how to make the perfect lampshade from a wide selection of her vintage fabrics.

“I absolutely adore vintage fabric designs and I use them to make brand new lampshades” says Hayley. “I started with vintage Liberty prints and now I collect a whole range of fabrics from different eras, the 1950s and 1960s are my current favourites. They’re a roaring success on Etsy so I thought it was about time I taught other people how to make them!”.

During Hayley’s workshop people will be guided through a step-by-step process, enabling them to learn the skills needed to make a table or ceiling pendant lampshade using a fabric of their choice.

“If people have a particular fabric they love, maybe something to match some curtains or soft furnishings in their house, then they can bring the fabric along to the workshop and I can teach them how to turn it into a lampshade.”

Hayley will be holding two three-hour courses on the day, a morning one from 10am to 1pm and an afternoon one from 2pm to 5pm. She chose to run the course at the end of September to give people something to make for the festive season.

“I know it’s only September but Christmas is just around the corner and I know how difficult it is to find original interesting lampshades, especially in Saddleworth. So I’m having a lovely day at the Weavers Factory and hopefully people will join me and we can make some fantastic presents. Or maybe just a gift for yourself!”

Hayley McCormack’s “Vintage Lampshade Making” courses run from 10am to 1pm and 2pm to 5pm on Saturday 28th September, 2019 at the Weavers Factory, 13 New Street, Uppermill, OL3 6AU.

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