Learn new skills and create a quirky lampshade with Ministry of Craft this autumn. Based in four locations around the city centre, Chorlton and Eccles, Ministry of Craft have been educating and encouraging people to take up sewing and crafts for over a decade. Their workshops vary from Macrame and Dress Making to patchwork and embroidery.
a great way of adding a finishing personal touch to a room
In their Lampshade making workshops, you can bring your own material, or order a design online, before being shown how to work with specialist materials and construct a unique lampshade. It’s a great way of adding a finishing personal touch to a room or breathing life back into a functional light fitting. The workshop takes place at Bamber Sewing Machines in Eccles. As well as providing a well equipped work space, Bamber is a cornucopia of Haberdashery supplies, most sewers will walk in and feel like a child in a sweet shop.
Taking you through the lampshade making process, will be expert tutor Sam Sterken, as well as being an experienced and seasoned sewer Sam writes about her sewing exploits in the ‘A Tin of Pins’ blog.
See the other upcoming workshops from Ministry of Craft at Cass Art, MCDC and Pottery Corner on their website. In 2020 Ministry of Craft are planning to do more work involving upcycled and repurposed clothing. It’s encouraging to see this trend emerging within an industry that’s become so accustomed to waste and unsustainable practises. Follow Ministry to see which direction their workshops take in this clothing revolution.