In this class you will learn to make your own fabric covered lampshade to add a personal touch to your home or office décor. And then enjoy a homemade French apple tart for afternoon tea while we show each other our creations!
Virginia’s ethos when it comes to making is that there is nothing more satisfying than knowing you have taken a few simple materials and made something yourself.
Virginia has been a freelance archaeological illustrator, painter, photographer and costume maker over the years and is now owner of a small textile design business called The Happy Artisan. The Happy Artisan specializes in hand-embroidered and handmade ethnic-inspired neckpieces, hand-dyed indigo fabrics for use in textile creations, small purses, hand-embroidered handbags and custom made fabric covered lampshades and matching cushions. Having trained as a Costumer for film, theatre, opera and the ballet, Virginia has worked on several big theatre shows and films such as The Lion King and Moulin Rouge. She has always had a passion for all things handmade and after encouragement and requests by friends to start teaching she decided the perfect place to do so would be at Work-Shop.