I’m not at all arty…is it for me?
Yes, absolutely! Everyone can craft – you just need a few pointers to get started. All workshops have been designed with beginners in mind so there will be plenty of guidance and help on hand.
Do I need to bring anything?
No – all materials are provided.
Where are the workshops held?
We operate on a mobile workshop basis which means that we will come to you. We are happy to run our workshops from any space – meeting rooms, living rooms, bars, pubs, cafés… If you are not sure if your venue is suitable then get in touch to discuss. Likewise if you would like help finding a venue, let us know and we will do what we can to help.
How far will you travel?
We are happy to travel free of charge to anywhere in London’s zones 1-3 and within 25 miles of Didcot, Oxfordshire. Further afield there may be a small charge to cover time and travel expenses – let us know where you are thinking of holding your workshop and we’ll let you know the cost.
I can’t find a venue, what now?
Get in touch – we may be able to help!
How many people can you accommodate?
It depends on the workshop – some crafts require more tutoring than others so we limit the group size to 8 people to ensure that each participant gets enough guidance. Others can more easily accommodate groups of up to 20 people.
How long does a session last?
Typically 1-2 hours depending on the craft. We allow a bit of leeway as people work at different speeds and we want to ensure that no-one feels rushed.
Can we bring our own booze and snacks?
Yes of course!
Lampshades: What type of lamp holder will the lampshade fit?
The frame will fit any UK or European fitting (Bayonet Cap B22 or Edison Screw E27).
Lampshades: Are they fire safe?
Yes. The self-adhesive lampshade panel has been tested in the Lighting Association Laboratories and has passed the glow wire test which is The British Standard for Luminaries. Any fabric, textile or paper that is laminated to our panel will become fire resistant.
Lampshades: What type of bulb can I use with them?
The manufacturer of the lampshade materials recommends the use of low energy bulbs. They use less energy and are cool to the touch, avoiding the problem of scorching shades and ceilings.
For standard bulbs, the recommended maximum wattage is 100 watts for the 25 cm shade and 75 watts for the 20 cm shade.
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