Everything for lampshades!

Lampshade workshopsWe custom make shades for youInterior designers can order their special lampshades from us
Online lampshade tutorialsArt Illuminated on our Hero LampsCommercial supply of lampshades to architects, builders, designers and other consultants

Attend a workshop

Lampshades are our most popular workshop!

We run these fun 3 hour sessions on a regular basis from our studios in Bridgeman Downs on the northside of Brisbane. We also host lampshade workshops across Australia as part of our regular road trips.

With a small class size you’ll get plenty of individual attention and go home with a fabulous finished lampshade.

We offer a huge range of sizes in a variety of shapes and give you the options of bringing your own fabric or purchasing from our supplies.

All other materials and tools are provided.

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Commercial Clients

Commercial Lampshades made for IGA Supermarket

Coffee sack shades under construction

Commercial Lampshades made for IGA Supermarket

Coffee sack shades ready for delivery

Commercial Lampshades made for IGA Supermarket

They look fantastic!

Rustic Hessian Shades under construction

Rustic hessian shades under construction

Hessian shades in the Bistro at Central Hotel Shellharbour

Shades installed at the Bistro, Central Hotel, Shellharbour

Commercial Lampshades made for IGA Supermarket

Coffee sack shades installation test

Commercial Lampshades made for IGA Supermarket

Coffee sack shades at the IGA East Brisbane

Rustic hessian shades being sewn by Julie

Rustic hessian shades being sewn by Julie

Hessian Lampshade

Rustic hessian shades for Central Hotel

You design : We make

We are able to custom make lampshades to your specifications.

Whether you want one lampshade or one hundred. Yes, we are serious! So far our largest order for one client was to supply 116 lampshades for the Day Spa at the boutique hotel, Halcyon House, at Cabarita Beach, NSW.

We make lampshades for restaurants, hotels, offices and for a wide range of interior designers.

It’s easy……tell us the size and shape and we’ll take it from there.

You can provide your own fabric or we can source it for you.

Inspired Built

The project manager for the rebuild of the East Brisbane IGA Supermarket contacted us to make 5 very large shades made from coffee sacks. We found Inspired Built and their designer to be great clients.

We love a challenge . . . why not contact us about your commercial lampshade installation requirements?

Central Hotel Shellharbour

The Central Hotel at Shellharbour NSW 2529 is part of the Redcape Hotel Group. We were asked by Redcape to make some rustic hessian shades for the rejuvenation of the Bistro. It was a fun project with some really big (90cm diameter) lampshades. The photo of our shades in the Bistro is from the Central Hotel website.

Contact us

Renovating old lampshades

Giving old lampshades new life…we love jobs like these.

We can teach you how to do this or we can do it for you.

Please make contact to chat about your options.

Lampshade kits and components

We have arguably the largest size range of lampshade kits in Australia:

  • 2 Hero lamp kits
  • 8 Drum shades
  • 10 Empire shades
  • 6 Pleated shades
  • 1 Rocket lamp kit

We also have Gooseneck (scuttle) shades in two sizes, frames for soft shades and can make any size lampshade to order.

Not in able to get to one of our other workshops, try our online tutorials! Then make your own lampshade at home.

Don’t miss out on the action. We sell lampshade kits and components that come complete with all the materials and step-by-step instructions you need to make your own fabulous lampshades.

Check out our range of DIY lampshade kits and lampshade making materials:

> Lampshade Kits

> Lampshade Components

Guidelines for choosing fabric

Rolls of Fabric

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 when you come for a workshop.

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 create@ministryofhandmade.com.au

Book your own private lampshade event

Makers Escape North Brisbane 2018 Hero Lamp

Why not gather together a few friends or family (from 2 – 6 people) for your very own private lampshade event.

This is a perfect way to celebrate a birthday or other special event or just to have a jolly good old catch-up while working on a fun project!

These sessions can be booked at a time to suit you, either during the day or at night.