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Thu, May 18



Introduction to Lampshade Making - Ryde Sydney

Everything you need to know to create your own wowsome lampshades from scratch!

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Introduction to Lampshade Making - Ryde Sydney
Introduction to Lampshade Making - Ryde Sydney

Time & Location

May 18, 2023, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Ryde, Top Ryde City Shopping Centre - Level 2, Shop MM20, Devlin St, Ryde NSW 2112, Australia

About the event


Participants will not only be going home with their own fabulous bespoke lampshade, but will get a thorough grounding into the fabulous craft of modern lampshade making (where the fabric is bonded to a stiff lining).

There is no sewing involved in this method - all materials are professional grade shademaking supplies as used in the industry.

Your tutor is professional lampshade maker (Kate) who runs workshops from her South Coast NSW studio, and other locations around NSW.

You can choose to make either a drum shape or tapered (Empire) shape shade - options shown at checkout.

In this beginner-level workshop there is a min 6/max 10 students so you are guaranteed personal attention.


No prior knowlegde, or skills are required - this is Lampshade Making 1.01 .  

Kate will guide you step by step through the shade-making process, sharing numerous tricks and tips of the trade whilst doing her best to make this experience as enjoyable as possible!  

Tip:  Of the 2 shapes available in this workshop - Drum shades are slightly easier

What's included

  • All the supplies are included in the workshop fee (except fabric).. this includes professional quality adhesive backings, frames, and tools
  • We'll stop for a quick morning tea - tea and coffee and homemade biccies supplied

What to bring

  • BYO fabric*, or purchase in store from the HUUUGE selection available
  • Scissors - if you have a good fabric pair please bring them, as well as an ordinary craft pair (there'll be spares available)
  • Please bring an old credit, or store loyalty card (something that doesn't matter if it gets a bit bent)


QTY:  you need a minimum size piece of full-width (110cm) x 50cm

TYPE:   best are lightweight cotton, or poly-cotton mix;  linen or any other lightweight natural fibres, IE:  quilting fabric is IDEAL!

Tips:  Avoid anything with a loose, open, coarse weave;  upholstery weight;  slinky, sheer or stretchy, 



HOBBYSEW Top Ryde is fabric-lover's Paradise!  

There is not only an amazing selection of fabric to choose from, but super-helpful staff, all the sewing notions and supplies you could dream of, and beautiful purpose-built classrooms.

To top it all off - parking is right at the door - you don't even have to enter the shopping centre if you don't want to!

What else

Take-home Lampshade Kits will be available to purchase if you'd like to turn your lampshade into a pair, or make another size/shape entirely


Due to the difficulties of refilling short-notice vacancies in small-group workshops:

  • 7-0 days before the workshop, sorry - No refund for cancellation, but...
  • ...  tickets are fully transferrable, so if you can't make it - it's fine to pass it on to a friend to come instead

Further info 

Following booking an info sheet will be emailed to you with all full details about the location, what to bring and more.  

If you have further questions please don't hesitate to contact me via the Contact form.


  • Intro to Lampshade Making

    Choose which size and shape of shade you'd like to make in this flexible workshop

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    • A$160.00
    • A$160.00



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