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​Book a class at our specialist lampshade school near Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire.

Our friendly courses are taught by experts but are suitable for everyone.


We offer expert private lampshade training sessions for students looking for a little bit extra. These sessions are ideal for those aiming to set up in business.


Order our unique ‘Lesson in a Box’ to make your own lampshades at home.

We also sell a small but expertly chosen range of lampshade maker's essentials.


Lesson in a Box

Learn where you live

Can't come to us? Order our beautiful ‘Lesson in a Box’ – we'll deliver the frame, fabric and all the essentials, detailed instructions and exclusive online tutorials to your doorstep


The Lampshade School is based in lovely roomy workrooms near Bradford on Avon, in rural Wiltshire, England. It offers a range of professional lampshade making skills workshops. Our latest venture is bringing our classes to you via online home learning with our new Lesson in a Box.

It is founded by Joanna Heptinstall, author of Sewing Lampshades. The Lampshade School is also home of Traditional Upholstery School, one of Britain's few training centres delivering AMUSF accredited training.


Visit Traditional Upholstery School

"If you want to give lampshade creating a try, then this is definitely the book to buy."

a happy reader

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