I haven't posted much about workshops recently, mainly because I've postponed most of them! The weather has been far too good for people to want to spend time indoors. However over the last two weeks half a dozen ladies have been making lampshades.
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Lampshades in the making. The painting was done during the first week and then this week all the detailling gets added. One student tried free-hand embroidery for the first time and got such an adrenaline rush that she described it as being "like white water rafting but better" and, presumably, drier!
Flat pieces ready for rolling
I hadn't been having a very good week this week, and it got worse when I realised, just as I was explaining how the lampshades went together, that I had forgotten to pack the double sided sticky tape .... and you cannot make lampshades round without it .... I wanted the floor to open up and swallow me. There was nothing I could do, no-one I could call, nothing I could invent. A really ghastly moment. As I started to explain what we would/should have been doing, one of the ladies from Oban remembered that she had brought a present for the other one as a thank you for driving, a lampshade kit! There was tape in that box and they were able to make their shades round before they went home! The two in the pictures at the top in the gallery above. The others were kind enough to meet me today to finish off theirs and we were able to set them on lamp bases to see how they looked lit up.
I think you'll agree that they are all really super. Everyone was rightfully very proud of themselves and carried off their shades destined for pride of place in their homes.
More again soon
PS If you should be in the Bellanoch area of Argyll during the week of 29 July - 3 August then do pop in to see us, Homestyle Argyll, in our pop up shop there.
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