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Thu, Apr 13


Hobbysew Figtree

Introduction to Lampshade Making - Wollongong

Create your own stunning shades from scratch!

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Introduction to Lampshade Making - Wollongong
Introduction to Lampshade Making - Wollongong

Time & Location

Apr 13, 2023, 9:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Hobbysew Figtree, Figtree Grove Shopping Centre 19 Princes Hwy, Figtree NSW

About the event


Participants will not only be going home with their own fabulous, unique shade, but will get a thorough grounding into the art of bonded* lampshade making while having fun with other creatives.  You can choose to make either a drum shape or tapered shape shade - options shown at checkout.

*Bonded = modern shade-making technique, where the fabric is bonded (laminated) to the stiff PVC lining


In this beginner-level workshop there is a min 4/max 8 students so you are guaranteed personal attention


The location for this workshop is the classroom of the fabulous fabric store HOBBYSEW Figtree, located on the upper level of Figtree Grove Shopping Centre - near central Wollongong.  Easy access with parking right at the door.


  • No prior knowlegde, or skills are required.  I'll be taking you step by step through each stage of the process - and doing my best to make this as easy and fun as possible
  • TIP:  Tapered shades are fiddlier than drum shades - so drums are the easiest place to learn!

What's included

All the supplies you'll need are included (except fabric).. this includes professional quality adhesive backings, frames, and tools

What to bring

  • BYO fabric (see below)
  • If you have a pair of sharp fabric scissors please bring them, but no worries if you don't 
  • Please bring an old credit, or store loyalty card (something that doesn't matter if it gets a bit bent)


  • Quantity of fabric approximately 50cm of a 110cm width (detailed info will be emailed following booking)
  • The most suitable fabrics are quilting/patchwork/shirt-weight fabrics in cotton/polycotton or light linen.  
  • The least suitable are heavier fabrics with chunky, open weave, or very frayable or slinky soft like silk OR stretchy
  • Instore purchase:  the store opens its doors at 9am, and you can shop from an immense, fabulous range of fabric - as long as your purchase is made in time for our 9.30am start.  (There's even a 5% discount on fabrics if you sign up for the Hobbysew Loyalty Club).

What else

  • Lampshade kits are available to purchase if you'd like to turn your lampshade into a pair, or another size/shape entirely
  • Please either bring cash or your credit card/phone to pay


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

  • 14 days or more before the workshop full refund (or credit if you prefer)
  • 14 - 7 days before the workshop – 50% refund, or credit
  • 7-0 days before the workshop, sorry - No refund
  • Workshop tickets are fully transferrable, so if you can't make it - it's fine to pass it on to a friend to come instead
  • If we are forced to cancel the event you will of course be given a full refund, or transfer to another workshop of your choice

Further info 

Following booking an info sheet will be emailed to you with full details about fabric quantity/type, parking, etc.   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

    From A$155.00 to A$165.00
    Sale ended
    • A$155.00
      +A$3.88 service fee
    • A$165.00
      +A$4.13 service fee



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