CODE: ENGLISH LANDSCAPE LAMPSHADE KIT
This kit combines the skills of free motion embroidery, couching and lampshade making to create a beautiful lampshade inspired by the English countryside. It is perfect for beginners to free motion embroidery and lampshade making!
Use the fabric lampshade panel printed with Jo's unique design to embellish in any way you like. We provide you with design suggestions and full instructions on what to sew, and where. Learn how to use your sewing machine to its full potential to draw with and create beautiful textile designs.
Practise your free motion embroidery technique as well as your design skills, and add interest to your lampshade with a selection of beautiful wools. You will be rewarded with a lovely lampshade for your home.
This kit gives you everything you need to create the lampshade including the printed front panel, the lampshade frames, PVC and tape. The instructions guide you through every stage of making the lampshade, and you'll also receive Jo's detailed tips on getting started with free motion embroidery. The pack also includes a detailed photograph of the finished design so you can be inspired by Jo's technique. The finished lampshade measures 20cm (diameter) x 18cm (height).
Jo's design acts as a template and excellent starting point for you to add your own embellishments and practise the exciting art of free motion embroidery. You will also learn the professional way of making up a lampshade.
Free motion embroidery is an exciting technique where you lower the feed dogs on your sewing machine and move the fabric around under the needle in any direction. You do not need a specialist needle or thread, but you do need an embroidery foot (also known as a darning foot). Free motion embroidery is also known by several other names including free machine embroidery, free hand sewing, thread painting, free motion stitching and free motion sewing.
What’s in the box?
Printed lampshade panel
Strands of wool
Sewing motifs and design suggestions
Lampshade rings x 2
Plug for the middle of the lampshade ring
Instructions and free-motion embroidery tips
Extras you will need to have:
A sewing machine and darning foot
Scissors for cutting fabric and thread
Black sewing thread
Sharp pencil or pen
Disappearing pen (such as a Frixion pen which fades after ironing)
A 7” or 8” embroidery hoop, no deeper than 1cm
A small amount of fabric glue
Good to know
This lampshade is suitable for any lampbase or ceiling light.
The finished dimensions of the lampshade are 20cm (diameter) by 18cm (height).
Each kit is a limited edition of just 100.
Need a cushion to match? Enjoy creating the English Landscape Cushion Kit!
Do you prefer to hand stitch? There is no reason this kit can't be completed by hand but please be aware we don't offer any specific instructions for hand stitching.
This kit was developed in conjunction with the Sewing Quarter. Read the story here.
This kit is not suitable for young children. Purchase of the kit does not transfer ownership of any or all of the design. The range of Make It by Jo Hill kits are designed for the home sewist to keep or give away as gifts and are not permitted to be made and sold on.
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Are you intrigued and want to learn more in a small, friendly group? Join Jo for a free-motion embroidery workshop in the heart of the Staffordshire countryside. You'll benefit from small-group tuition and will go home with all of the necessary skills to then complete this kit at your leisure!
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