• Image of MINISTRY OF HANDMADE LAMPSHADE WORKSHOP Saturday Nov 11th  or  Sunday 12th 2017 2-5pm
  • Image of MINISTRY OF HANDMADE LAMPSHADE WORKSHOP Saturday Nov 11th  or  Sunday 12th 2017 2-5pm
  • Image of MINISTRY OF HANDMADE LAMPSHADE WORKSHOP Saturday Nov 11th  or  Sunday 12th 2017 2-5pm
  • Image of MINISTRY OF HANDMADE LAMPSHADE WORKSHOP Saturday Nov 11th  or  Sunday 12th 2017 2-5pm

Get the Ministry of Handmade advantage! We use the same techniques that the professional lampshade makers use . . . no sewing, no glueing !

Create your own professional standard drum or empire lampshade from scratch. Using fabric of your choice, make a new décor item that will be the hero of a room at your place or co-ordinate with existing furnishings.

Instructors: Julie and Maurice

Session: This is an afternoon workshop: 2:00pm – 5:00pm.

Time: 3 hours

Cost: $125 for a 25cm or 30cm diameter drum shade

Optional extras: Other sizes are available at an additional charge payable at the workshop

Increase to 35cm drum shade – $8 extra
Increase to 40cm drum shade – $14 extra
Increase to 50cm drum shade – $24 extra
Add a diffuser* for 40cm drum shade – $34
Add a diffuser* for 50cm drum shade – $46
Fabric requirements for drum lampshades:

25cm and 30cm lampshades: 0.3m of fabric
35cm and 40cm lampshade: 0.5m
50cm lampshade: 1.8m
Fabric selection:
The best fabrics are: light to medium weight cotton, linen, cotton drill, polyester cotton.
Please avoid these fabrics: those with very loose weave or coarse or uneven grain or texture, heavy upholstery fabrics.
If you have any questions about this please contact Julie create@ministryofhandmade.com.au
We will have a selection of fabrics available for sale on the day.

Provided: All other lampshade making equipment and tools for all lampshades.
*Diffuser – An optional extra for when the 40cm or 50cm shade is being used as a pendant, to help spread the light from the bulb evenly. Can be easily removed for cleaning.

Lampshade ring set size: Please note that the lampshades we make in the workshop are suitable to fit a standard Australian light fitting with a 29mm diameter inner fitting ring. The larger European lamp bases have a 42mm diameter inner fitting ring and require a special ring set. Typically, these lamps are found in IKEA and sometimes in Freedom and other places.

Lamp bases: If you have a base in mind for the shade you are making, please bring the base with you so we can help you select the best size.

Note: Please do not bring old lampshades for rejuvenating. It takes more time to restore an old shade than the time we have available at the workshop.

Lampshade Kits:
Lampshade kits are available for purchase on the day so you can make another lampshade at home. Credit card facilities will be available.

20cm drum kit $53.95
25cm drum kit $55.95
30cm drum kit $58.95
35cm drum kit $63.95
40cm drum kit $69.95
50cm drum kit $78.95

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