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Learn to make a professional lampshade with Ministry of Handmade
Professional lampshade workshop Goondiwindi
Create wonderful lampshades at Ministry of Handmade
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.
Time: 3 hours
Cost: $130 includes your choice of one of the following lampshade sizes:
20cm diameter drum shade
25 cm diameter drum shade
13cm/18cm empire shade
15cm/20cm empire shade
Optional extras: All extras (including fabric) are payable at the workshop
Increase to 30cm shade – $5 extra
Increase to 35cm shade – $9 extra
Increase to 40cm shade – $13 extra
Increase to 43cm shade – $17 extra
Increase to 50cm shade – $27 extra
Add a diffuser* for 40cm shade – $34
Add a diffuser* for 50cm shade – $46
Change to empire shade 20cm/25cm – $10 extra
Change to empire shade 20cm/30cm – $13 extra
Change to empire shade 25cm/35cm – $17 extra
Change to empire shade 30cm/40cm – $27 extra
Change to Hero Lamp – $89 extra
*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.
Minimum fabric requirements for drum lampshades:
20cm – 0.5m high x 70cm wide
25cm – 0.5m high x 90cm wide
30cm – 0.5m high x 110cm wide
35cm – 0.5m high x 120cm wide
40cm – 0.5m high x 135cm wide
50cm – 0.5m high x 1.8m wide*
Hero lampshade – 0.7m high x 0.7m wide
*The long length of the fabric for a 50cm (or larger) lampshade is cut parallel to the selvedge (running down the roll), therefore, please choose a fabric with a design that works well in this orientation.
Fabric requirements for empire shades:
13cm/18cm: 0.5m of fabric
15cm/20cm: 0.5m of fabric
20cm/25cm: 0.5m of fabric
20cm/30cm: 0.5m of fabric
25cm/35cm: 0.5m of fabric
30cm/40cm: Please email Julie
Fabric selection: 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.
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 email@example.com
Provided: All other lampshade making equipment and tools for all lampshades.
Lampshade kits: Are available for purchase on the day so you can make another lampshade at home.
Lampshade ring washer sizesImportant Information – 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. Please let us know in advance if you need something other than the Australian standard size.
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.