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Sun, Sep 10


Made by Me Workshop

Introduction to Lampshade Making - St Peters, Sydney

Learn how to make fabulous, truly unique lampshades using fabrics from your stash - what a great way to spend a Sunday! THIS EVENT IS NOW BOOKED OUT - the next workshop at this location is 8th Oct is filling fast!

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Introduction to Lampshade Making - St Peters, Sydney
Introduction to Lampshade Making - St Peters, Sydney

Time & Location

Sep 10, 2023, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Made by Me Workshop, 100 May St, St Peters NSW 2044, 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 craft of modern lampshade making (where the fabric is bonded to a stiff lining).

There is no sewing or glueing involved in this method - and the materials used are professional shademaking supplies as used in the industry.

Your tutor is professional lampshade maker Kate Malfroy, who runs workshops from her south coast studio, and other locations around NSW.

You can choose to make either a medium sized drum shape or tapered shape shade - options are 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 definitely easier (ie: less fiddly)

What's included

  • All the supplies are included in the workshop fee (except fabric).. this includes professional quality adhesive backings, frames, and tools

What to bring

  • BYO fabric (see below)
  • Good Scissors (don't worry if you don't have any - there'll be spares available)
  • Craft Scissors (any old scissors - don't have to be sharp)
  • An old credit, or store loyalty card (something that doesn't matter if it gets a bit bent)


  • QTY:  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!
  • TIP:  Avoid fabrics with a loose, open, coarse weave;  upholstery weight;  slinky, sheer or stretchy


  • Made by Me Workshop is a fabulous new venue in St Peters (near Alexandria / Tempe)

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

Further info

Following booking a detailed 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 Kate via the Contact form or email


$165 ea


Please head to  MADE by ME WORKSHOP to book your tickets

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