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Lampshades Online
9:30am Saturday 11 April

Saturday 11 April 2020 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

$25.00 – $109.50
Beautiful Lampshade

Life is not how it used to be! As a business that strongly endorses human connection and the value of making, we have been highly motivated to “fill the gap” after suspending our face to face workshop program. We are thrilled to be launching our online workshops!

Numbers will be kept small to help maintain a good sense of connection and so that everyone receives individual attention while learning new skills. You are invited to join us … from the comfort of your own home, let your hands play and your heart sing!!

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: Approximately 2.5 hours


  • $25 for the workshop only (you already have a kit or the required lampshade making materials)
  • $10 for the workshop + cost of lampshade kit

Kits can be added at our normal kit price + flat rate shipping to anywhere in Australia for $15. You can also choose to pick up your kit from Ministry of Handmade.

You can choose any kit from this extensive range:

  • Drum shade sizes – 15cm, 20cm, 25cm, 30cm, 35cm, 40cm, 43cm, 50cm
  • Hero lamp kit sizes – 30cm tall, 42cm tall

Minimum fabric requirements for drum lampshades:

  • 20cm – 0.5m high x 70cm wide
  • 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
  • 50cm – 0.5m high x 1.8m wide*
  • Hero lampshade – 0.7m high x 0.7m wide

*The long length of the fabric for a 50cm (or larger) lampshade is cut parallel to the selvedge (running down the roll), therefore, please choose a fabric with a design that works well in this orientation.

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 ahead of time from our shop.

Important – please read
Times and dates – workshops are AEST also known as Australia, Brisbane time or GMT+10. Please check how this time compares to your local time.
Booking cut off time – we need time to send you your kits for this workshop, for this reason we are cutting off the booking for this workshop at 7pm on Monday 5 April.
Email – as confirmation of your registration you will receive an email approximately one week prior to the scheduled day of the workshop with instructions and guidelines for preparation.

Note: This workshop is not for rejuvenating old lampshades. Please use all new lampshade making materials (except fabric).


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Saturday 11 April 2020
9:30 am - 12:00 pm
$25.00 – $109.50
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Julie Hillier
0414 467 405
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