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Pleated Lampshades
Sunday 21 May 2023

Sunday 21 May 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Pleated Lampshade

Pleated LampshadeExclusive NEW Ministry of Handmade techniques.

Pleated lampshades are such a beautiful classic look! Traditionally made on a frame with a fabric outer and lining, these shades were exacting and time-consuming to make. We have simplified and streamlined the process to make it easier for you to achieve fabulous results in a fraction of the time. Best of all . . .  there’s NO SEWING and NO GLUING :-)

You’ll have a choice of two sizes in the workshop – approximate sizes are:

  • Small      10cm top ring, 20cm bottom ring, 17cm high
  • Medium  15cm top ring, 30cm bottom ring, 21cm high

Pleated LampshadeA larger size will be available as a take home kit  (23cm top ring, 35cm bottom ring, 24cm high)

What you’ll learn:

  • How to create the lampshade base from Lampshade PVC and rings
  • How to create and fix pleats
  • How to create bias trim attachment for the top and bottom
  • How to apply the technique of creating pleats to shades of different sizes and shapes

Pleated LampshadeWhat’s included:

  • Lampshade making materials
  • Lampshade making tools

What to bring:

Fabric – Bring your own fabric or you can purchase from Ministry of Handmade on the day of the workshop

Fabric quantity for the small size:

    • 0.8m fabric if matching shade and trim, or
    • 0.5m fabric for shade and 0.5m fabric for trim if having a contrasting shade and trim

Fabric quantity for the medium size:

    • 1.0m fabric if matching shade and trim, or
    • 0.6m fabric for shade and 0.6m fabric for trim if having a contrasting shade and trim

Fabric recommendations:

  • Cotton, linen, cotton/linen blend, cotton/polyester blend
  • No synthetic fabrics please as they don’t hold a crease well
  • No checks or stripes please
  • Lightweight fabrics are best
  • Light coloured fabrics are best as the pleats are easier to see

Tutor: Julie Hillier


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Sunday 21 May 2023
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Julie Hillier
0414 467 405
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Ministry of Handmade Studio
11 Eclipse Street
Bridgeman Downs, QLD 4035 Australia
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