Sunday 8 November 2015

Paper Lampshade

Just a quick post to tell of my fabulous day at Unit 12 with Jennifer Collier yesterday.  Despite the wind and the rain, Lottie and I arrived at Jennifer's workshop for a day of paper lampshade crafting along with other like-minded souls.

Jennifer's explanations were clear and easy to follow.  We started with our templates, then made a toile and then it was time to choose our papers to make the real thing, stopping inbetween to grab some lunch.

My shade



If I had had time, I would have brought my own papers with me, but there was enough choice there for me to be happy with my lampshade.  It has verses on it from Twinkle, twinkle, little star and parts of Alice in Wonderland and Winnie the Pooh on the panels, as well as some maps and some images of Jennifer's own work too.  I also typed the date onto one of the panels so I will always be reminded of my birthday workshop. 

If you are within the Staffordshire area, do take a look at the many other workshops that are run there.  I think I'm going to be going back!

G x