Lampshade Making Workshop St George & Sutherland Community College

Lampshade Making Workshop

In this fun and friendly workshop, learn how to make your own unique drum lampshade using a fabric of your choice. You can bring your own fabric or choose from a selection on the day (this will be an additional cost of $15.00). We love colour and pattern and encourage you to be bold! We will provide the shade rings and shade backing and will guide you through the steps to transform your fabric into a beautiful shade which will be sure to brighten up any room in your home.

We will be making a 30cm diameter x 22cm height shade which is the perfect size for a table lamp. Our shade rings have standard fittings that will fit most standard table lamps. If you want to make a twin so you can have beside table lamps, or want to revamp some more lamps at home, we will have take home kits available to purchase on the day ($60.00). No sewing required.

Course Outline:

  • Fabric selection and preparation
  • Shade ring preparation
  • Shade rolling
  • Edge finishing

Learning Outcomes:

  • How to make a professional drum lampshade

What to bring:

  • Min 1m width x 35cm height of fabric
  • Light to medium weight cotton, linen, cotton drill, polyester cotton
  • Fabrics that are very thin, with very loose weave, coarse or uneven texture or very thick are not suitable. No silk.

About the tutor:

'I am passionate about interiors, colour and design and have been working in the interiors and homewares industry for many years. I have a Certificate IV in Design and love finding the perfect fabric to transform a space. When searching for lampshades that weren’t beige, I couldn’t find one so started making my own. This led to a small business designing and making lampshades and lamps. I have been creating bespoke lampshades for interior designers, retail outlets, commercial clients and customers as well as collaborating with designers and artists to bring unique shades to life. My lamps are in many restaurants, office spaces and homes. The lampshade workshops are always fun and full of colour and texture and I love teaching my students how to make their own shade they can take home and enjoy.‘Jac’

Other Information:

  • To ensure resources are ready for you at the start of your course, we ask you ideally enrol at least one week before the course commences.
  • All courses need a minimum number of students to run ("we try our hardest to get those") . If your course does not have enough students it will be cancelled before the commencement and you will be informed.

This course has no current classes. Please the waiting list.