Lampshade Making Workshop
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Make your own fabulous bespoke lampshade with Kate Malfroy from The Lampshade Workroom!

Join us for an exciting workshop where you will learn the craft of modern lampshade making without any sewing or glueing involved. In this Sydney based workshop, lampshade maker Kate Malfroy from The Lampshade Workroom will guide you through the process of creating your own bespoke lampshade using professional shade making supplies. No prior knowledge or skills are required, making it perfect for beginners aged 16 and above.

During the workshop, Kate will share tips and tricks of the trade, ensuring you leave with a beautiful, finished lampshade. You can choose between making a medium-sized drum shape or a tapered shade, with drum shades being the easier option.

To ensure your lamp shade suits your style we ask you to bring your own fabric; we recommend lightweight cotton, poly-cotton mix, linen, or any other lightweight natural fibres are ideal choices. Please avoid fabrics with loose, open weaves, upholstery weight, or slinky, silky sheer or stretchy fabrics. Please bring a minimum size piece of full-width fabric (110cm wide x 50cm long).

If you'd like to turn your lampshade into a pair or make another style entirely, take-home Lampshade Kits will be available for purchase.

We'll provide tea, coffee, and some treats to keep you energised throughout the workshop. However, if you want to make this an extra special occasion, feel free to bring your own drinks and party treats. This workshop not only allows you to express your creativity and learn a new skill, but it also provides a great opportunity to connect with other crafters and lampshade making enthusiasts.

What you get:

All the supplies are included in the workshop fee (except fabric - see below note).. this includes professional quality adhesive backings, frames, and tools.
We have (good) coffee & tea making facilities and some treats to get you through the session, if you prefer a barista made coffee, pop into Aslan Cafe (just up the road) before the workshop.

What you need to bring with you:

  • BYO fabric QTY: minimum size piece of full-width (minimum) 110cm wide x 50cm long TYPE: best are lightweight cotton, or poly-cotton mix; linen or any other lightweight natural fibres, IE: quilting fabric is IDEAL! TIP: Avoid fabrics with a loose, open, coarse weave; upholstery weight; slinky, silky sheer or stretchy.
  • Your favourite pair of "good fabric scissors" (don't worry if you don't have any, we have some available to use)
  • An old credit, or store loyalty card (something that doesn't matter if it gets a bit bent)


Made by Me Workshop
100A May Street St Peters NSW 2044

Price: $165

Suitable for:

No prior knowlegde, or skills are required - this is Lampshade Making 1.01 - suitable for beginners from age 16 years +. Participants will need a reasonable degree of physical dexterity with their hands ie: the ability to cut accurately with scissors.
Tip: Of the 2 shapes available in this workshop - Drum shades are definitely easier (ie: less fiddly) - choose your shape at the checkout

Cancellation Policy: Due to the limited number of spaces for workshops, all bookings are final and strictly non refundable. We do not refund classes but you are welcome to send someone else in your place if you can't make it on the day. Since Kate is a special guest teacher it is not possible to reschedule the workshop to another day. In most of our workshops we require a minimum number of people to run the workshop and will do our absolute best to run every workshop we list but occasionally it is not commercially feasible to do so. In the unlikely event that we don't reach this number, we may cancel the class; in this case, we'll inform you and allow you to get a full refund or reschedule.