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Lampshades in Arrowtown, NZ
Sunday 25 March

Sunday 25 March 2018 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Create wonderful lampshades at Ministry of Handmade

This is our very first workshop in New Zealand!

We have been running professional lampshade workshops in Australia for over 4 years and are excited to bring our workshops to New Zealand. We use the same techniques as professional lampshade makers  . . . no sewing, no glueing! Get the Ministry of Handmade advantage! 

Create your own professional standard drum lampshade from scratch using industry standard materials. With 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.

Instructors: Julie and Maurice

Time: 3 hours

Cost: AUD$100 for a 25cm or 30cm diameter drum shade

Optional extras: All extras are payable at the workshop

  • Increase to 35cm shade – NZ$10 extra
  • Increase to 40cm shade – NZ$15 extra

Minimum fabric requirements for drum lampshades:

  • 25cm – 0.5m high x 90cm wide
  • 30cm – 0.5m high x 110cm wide
  • 35cm – 0.5m high x 120cm wide
  • 40cm – 0.5m high x 135cm wide

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.
If you have any questions about this please contact Julie create@ministryofhandmade.com.au

Lampshade Workshop GoondiwindiProvided: All other lampshade making equipment and tools for all lampshades. You will need to bring your fabric as we will not be having any available on the day.

Lampshade kits: These are available for purchase from our website.

Lampshade ring set sizePlease 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. 

Lamp bases: If you have a base in mind for the shade you are making, please bring the base with you so we can help you select the best size.

Note: Please do not bring old lampshades for rejuvenating. It takes more time to restore an old shade than the time we have available at the workshop.


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If this workshop is full or the listed date is unsuitable for you, please check our newsletter for advanced notice of our next available workshop, or you can send me an email to arrange a private lesson for a time that suits you.

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Sunday 25 March 2018
1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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Community Hall, Arrowtown Community Room, 12 Centennial Ave
Arrowtown, South Island 9302 New Zealand
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Julie Hillier
0414 467 405
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