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Next Level Lampshades
Toowoomba Saturday 13 July 2024

13 July @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Double sided empire shade with trimDouble sided shades, adding trims and more! Learn how to make your lampshades sing!

This fabulous new workshop enables you to:

  • Extend your lampshade making skills
  • Learn new techniques to give your shades a designer edge
  • Open up more possibilities with your lampshade making

Topics covered:

Pink lampshade with trimWorking with double-sided lampshade PVC

  • What fabrics to use
  • How to create fabulous combinations
  • How to attach fabric

All about light bulbs:

  • What size, what style, how bright

Different fittings for attaching a shade to a base

  • StandardApplying trim to a lampshade
  • Candle clip
  • Finial fitting

Joining fabric to create extra large lampshades

  • Using tape
  • Sewing

Applying trims to lampshades:

  • What trims to use
  • Green shade with long fringingHow to attach trims to both drum and empire shades (Yes, there is a difference!)
  • How to create and attach your own bias trims

Please note:

Format: This workshop is slightly different to our regular Lampshade Workshop. As the content is diverse and covers a range of different lampshade techniques, each participant will create the same type/style of sample shade.

Beautiful green shade with trim and a bird motifSkills will be a taught through a combination of demonstration and hands-on formats.

What do you get to take home?

A small sample shade that you have created that will be:

  • 10/18 or 13/18 sized Empire Shade (top diameter/bottom diameter in cm)
  • Double-sided
  • Have a trimmed edge

Textured green with diagonal trimmed lampshadeWho is this workshop suitable for?

This is not a beginner’s workshop. As we will be building on techniques covered in our regular lampshade workshop, it is strongly recommended that you have already attended a Lampshade Workshop with us. Time will not be allocated to teaching basic lampshade making techniques.

What’s included?

All lampshade making materials and a selection of fabrics are provided. If you would like to choose different fabrics from our range these will be available for purchase.

What do you need to bring?

Nothing is required. If you would like to use your own fabric, pleasebring that with you.

Tutor: Julie Hillier


Can’t make this workshop?

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.



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Next Level Lampshades Toowoomba 13 July 2024
$ 115.00 inc. GST
12 available


13 July
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Julie Hillier
0414 467 405
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Toowoomba Gallery
3 Railway Street
Toowoomba, QLD 4350 Australia
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