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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 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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