Lampshade Workshop - Sunday 25 June

Sun 25 June

Workshop Details

Date and Time: Sunday 25 June 2017 – 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm. There are 0 spaces left.


Empire style lampshade

Lampshade construction

Large Lampshade as Pendant

Lampshade Workshop

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Current Number of Attendees: 6

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Get the Ministry of Handmade advantage! We use the same techniques that the professional lampshade makers use . . . no sewing, no glueing !

Create your own professional standard drum or empire lampshade from scratch. Using fabric of your choice, make a new décor item that will be the hero of a room at your place or co-ordinate with existing furnishings.

Instructor: Julie

Time: 3 hours

Cost: $79 for a 20cm or 25cm diameter drum shade

Optional extras: All extras (including fabric) are payable at the workshop

  • Increase to 30cm shade – $5 extra
  • Increase to 40cm shade – $14 extra
  • Increase to 50cm shade – $24 extra
  • Add a diffuser* for 40cm shade – $22
  • Add a diffuser* for 50cm shade – $40
  • Change to empire shade 20cm/30cm – $19 extra
  • Change to empire shade 25cm/35cm – $24 extra
  • Change to empire shade 30cm/40cm – $34 extra

Fabric requirements for drum lampshades:

  • 20cm, 25cm and 30cm lampshades:  0.3m of fabric
  • 40cm lampshade: 1.4m
  • 50cm lampshade: 1.8m

Fabric requirements for empire shades:

  • 20cm/30cm: 0.5m of fabric
  • 25cm/35cm: 0.5m of fabric
  • 30cm/40cm: Please email Julie

Fabric selection: Light to medium weight cotton, linen, cotton drill, polyester cotton. Fabrics with very loose weave or coarse or uneven grain or texture are not really suitable. Fabric may be purchased from Ministry of Handmade.
For empire shades, fabrics with designs that run obviously horizontally or vertically are not suitable as the shade curves. If you have any questions about this please contact Julie

Provided: All other lampshade making equipment and tools for all lampshades.
*Diffuser – An optional extra for when the 40cm or 50cm shade is being used as a pendant, to help spread the light from the bulb evenly. Can be easily removed for cleaning.

Lampshade kits are available for purchase on the day so you can make another lampshade at home.

Lampshade ring set size:

Please note that the lampshades we make in the workshop are suitable to fit a standard Australian light fitting with a 29mm diameter inner fitting ring.  The larger European lamp bases have a 42mm diameter inner fitting ring and require a special ring set. Typically, these lamps are found in IKEA and sometimes in Freedom and other places. Please let us know in advance if you need something other than the Australian standard size. 

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Our workshop cancellation policy?

If you register for a workshop and later you need to cancel your attendance then different refunds occur depending on how much notice we are given and on the facilitator for the workshop. The following refunds apply:

Workshops where the facilitator is Julie Hillier or Maurice Hillier

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Events are defined as the programs and workshops that are not single workshops held at our studio in Bridgeman Downs. For example: Makers Escape is an event. Our refund policy and cancellation policy will vary from event to event and will be explained on the page containing the registration form for the particular event.

Please note - if you have to cancel - communication is the key - please let us know as soon as possible of your circumstances and your intentions.