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Sat, Jun 29


The Grenfell Collective

Introduction to Lampshade Making - Grenfell NSW

Join us for a fun morning learning the tips and tricks of modern lampshade making in this newly renovated community hub in the thriving central-west town of Grenfell

Introduction to Lampshade Making - Grenfell NSW
Introduction to Lampshade Making - Grenfell NSW

Time & Location

Jun 29, 2024, 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM

The Grenfell Collective, 38 Main St, Grenfell NSW 2810, Australia

About the event


Participants will not only be going home with their own fabulous, bespoke drum lampshade, but will get a thorough grounding into the art of modern lampshade making, where the fabric is bonded to the lampshade wall - no sewing is involved.

There is a choice of 3 sizes (S, M, L) - option details shown at checkout.


In this beginner-level workshop there is a min. of 6 and max. of 12 students - you are guaranteed personal attention.

It is followed same day by the Lined Lampshade Workshop -  if you want to have a whole day of lampshade luxury, then you're very welcome to join us for both workshops!


The Collective Grenfell  is a converted warehouse on the main street of this charming mid-west town, which has recently been re-purposed to present a range of work spaces for professionals and creatives (like US!).

Steeped in gold rush history and bushranger legends, and the birthplace of a famous Australian poet, the historic town of Grenfell is brimming with fascinating heritage. Set against the stunning backdrop of the Weddin Mountains National Park, you'll find historic buildings, country pubs and cultural events which make this a great destination for a weekend away.

Grenfell is 4hrs 45min drive from Sydney and 2hrs 30min from Canberra. (There are also buses that run to Grenfell from Lithgow in the Blue Mountains).

Further info on all the attractions and accomodation from the Grenfell Visitor Centre.


  • No prior knowlegde, or skills are required for this workshop.  I'll be taking you step by step through each stage of the process - although it is a little fiddly - I'll be doing my best to make this as easy and fun as possible!
  • Minimum age is 16years
  • Physical dexterity is required in the form of using scissors to cut fabric and other materials accurately, and to use your hands to perform many procedures

What's included

  • All the supplies you'll need are included (except fabric*).. this includes professional quality adhesive backings, frames, and tools
  • Notes summarising everything you learnt in the workshop, including a list of resources for future purchases
  • Private link to real-time video showing the full workshop process
  • Refreshments

What to bring

  • BYO fabric* (see below)
  • A pair of good, sharp fabric scissors if you have them, but no worries if you don't (I have plenty)
  • A pair of ordinary craft type scissors
  • An old credit, or store loyalty card (something that doesn't matter if it gets a bit bent)


  • BYO FABRIC:  The detailed info you need re. type and qty of fabric will be emailed following booking
  • In summary: you'll need a piece of fabric minimum width 110cm (for Medium shade) or 135cm (for Large shade) x 50cm. Best types are natural fibres (cotton or linen) or mix of natural and poly.  AVOID thick/stretchy/frayey/silky/sheer or stiff.

What else

  • Kits are available to purchase so you can turn your lampshade into a pair, or different size, when you get home
  • Please either bring cash or your credit card/phone to pay
  • Check out our YouTube channel for lots of tips and tricks to help you prepare for this workshop!


Due to the difficulties of refilling short-notice vacancies in small-group workshops I'm sorry but NO REFUNDS are available.

However - if you're unable to make it you can transfer your booking to a friend or family-member to attend in your place on the day.

If you are sick, and can provide a Drs certificate, a credit will be provided for future workshop.

Further info

Following booking an info sheet will be emailed to you with all the details about our location, what to bring and more.  If you have further questions please don't hesitate to contact me via the Contact form.

YouTube chanel has lots of short videos helping you prepare for this workshop.


  • Lampshade Wkshop Grenfell

    This ticket includes all the supplies, equipment (except fabric) notes and tuition, for making a bespoke lampshade from scratch... (not to mention a yummy morning tea)

    From A$140.00 to A$180.00
    • A$140.00
    • A$160.00
    • A$180.00



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