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Thu, Aug 10


Hobbysew Figtree

Introduction to Lampshade Making - Wollongong

Create your own stunning shades from scratch learning all the tips and tricks of the trade!

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

Time & Location

Aug 10, 2023, 9:30 AM – 12:30 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 modern lampshade making while having fun with other creatives.  In this workshop you'll be making a drum shape shade (straight sides), suitable for a tablelamp, floorlamp or pendant.

There is no sewing or glueing involved in this method, where the fabric is bonded to a stiff PVC lining.

It's a highly enjoyable (addictive!) craft, and a fabulous way of using up fabric remnants you may already have in your stash.


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

Suitable for ages from 16years.


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:  Drum shades are the easiest type to start your shade-making journey!

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)


  • Minimum quantity of fabric approximately 50cm of a 110cm width (a detailed info sheet 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, 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:

  • Sorry there is No refund for cancellations, 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
  • If you are genuinely sick on the day please get in touch rather than attend

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.


  • Lampshade Workshop Figtree

    incl medium size drum or tapered shade

    Sale ended
    • A$165.00
    • A$165.00



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