designer maker : lampshade workshop with Marna Lunt

designer maker : lampshade workshop with Marna Lunt | Emma Lamb

Hello, hello! Today I want to tell you guys about this fabulous workshop that my lovely friend Marna Lunt will be running in Devon this coming May. If you remember back in November I invited Marna to share her colour story here on my blog where she talked about not only her love of colour but her love of creating texture with a needle and thread and how it bonds her to her artwork. It is so exciting to think that Marna will now be sharing her knowledge and passion for her craft through this wonderful workshop! Read on for all the details...

This two day workshop will run on Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th May, 2014 at Burrow Wood Farm. Between 10 and 4 each day Marna will be teaching you how to make your very own floral, hand stitched lampshade much like her stunning original in these pictures. Isn't it gorgeous!? All materials will be provided for you to create your very own piece of textile artwork that you can then turn into a unique shade to take home with you.

Marna will guide you through the process step by step teaching you about a variety of embroidery stitches, working different threads and fabrics, how to realise your own design and transfer it to fabric as well as how to create a drum lampshade. Throughout the creative process you will be encouraged to discover your own inspirations and unique personal style and once you have created your first shade Marna will be giving you lots of helpful tips and ideas for displaying and creating more shades in all different shapes and sizes. Plus you will get a goody bag with another lampshade kit to take home with you so that you can practise your new found skills beyond the workshop. Fantastic!

"Skill level: Beginners very welcome, I will guide you through some basic stitches and you can learn more as you go. If you can do basic back stitch you will be able to accomplish a huge amount. I do not use machines at all, everything will be hand stitched and we will experiment with all sorts of new stitches depending on your comfort zone. People with a good knowledge of embroidery stitches will still have lots to learn an play with."

designer maker : lampshade workshop with Marna Lunt | Emma Lamb

And as if that wasn't enough to tempt you the workshop will be held in a beautiful barn conversion at The Burrow, Burrow Wood Farm in Devon, UK...

"The Burrow is a detached self catering contemporary barn conversion, situated between the Jurassic Coast at Sidmouth, and the the ancient town of Ottery St. Mary. Based on our smallholding, in a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, we are surrounded by rolling fields and quiet country lanes."

Marna promises a "very exiting" and "wonderfully relaxing weekend of making with like minded people" in the most beautiful countryside surroundings! Each day a light lunch will be provided and I am assured there will be lashings of tea and cake, yay! And knowing Marna as I do I know there will also be lots of great chat and plenty of laughs too! She is an absolutely wonderful lady and I know everyone will have the best weekend with her. So exciting!

designer maker : lampshade workshop with Marna Lunt | Emma Lamb
All images: Marna Lunt (above - A detail of Marna's famous Liberty of London textile art piece! Commissions available upon request and art prints are available here.)

For full details of the workshop please visit Marna's website and to find out how to get to The Burrow check their website here.

If this is something you would love to do you will need to book your spot quickly as there are only two places left and if you book your spot before this coming Monday (6th April) you will get the special 'early bird' price with a £50 discount. Don't be disappointed!

Emma, x

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  1. That's so unique and beautiful, I wish I could participate on this workshop.
    Indeed Marna's work is gorgeous.

  2. I like the mix of material such as Fabric with wool and a Little bit of sewing work.
    It creates a unique piece that makes You proud.
    Beautiful work.

  3. Feel ever so lucky to have tempted Marna over the border and come to Scotland. Ever so excited to be welcoming Marna Lunt along to my studio in Dumfries & Galloway to host an embroidered lampshade workshop in July out Saturday workshop is fully booked but we've persuaded her to stay another day so there's another workshop on the 27th July too. Her work is just beautiful and can't wait for a weekend of stitching, chatter and lots of inspiration.

  4. oh oh oh!! I wish I could attend this workshop! I actually commissioned Marna to make a little Rosette for my mum for mothers day, well she cried (mum not marna!) and crying is a result when gift giving! She was so touched and it was fabulously made.
    Claire xo


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