We love lampshades!

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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Book a private lesson

Do you prefer learning in a 1-on-1 setting or do you require more in-depth tuition?

Maybe your calendar never seems to align with ours and you can’t make it to a regular workshop.

A private lesson is probably the best option for you.

Contact us to book a lesson at a time to suit you!

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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.

Order custom made lampshades

We are able to custom make lampshades to your specifications.

Whether you want one lampshade or one hundred. (Yes, we are serious! Our largest order to date was 116 lampshades for the Day Spa at the boutique hotel, Halcyon House, at Cabarita Beach, NSW).

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.

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Lampshade kits and components

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

  • 2 Hero lamps
  • 8 Drum shades
  • 10 Empire shades

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

Not in Brisbane or not able to get to one of our other workshops at a distance?

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 at home.

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

> Lampshade Kits

> Lampshade Components

Lamp bases

Green and textured lamp base

Selecting the right lamp base for your shade can sometimes be tricky.

We have an eclectic assortment of bases at our studios that might be just what you are looking for!

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.