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Tue, Apr 16


Made by Me Workshop

Lined Lampshade - St Peters Sydney

Make your own double-sided drum lampshade - with your choice of lining on the inside AND the outside of the shade PLEASE GO TO THE MADEBYME WORKSHOP WEBSITE TO BOOK

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Lined Lampshade -  St Peters Sydney
Lined Lampshade -  St Peters Sydney

Time & Location

Apr 16, 2024, 1:00 PM – 4:30 PM

Made by Me Workshop, 100A May St, St Peters NSW 2044, Australia

About the event


Participants will not only be going home with their own fabulous LINED* 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 involved in this method - and the materials used are professional shademaking supplies as used in the industry.

* Lined shades have fabric on both the outside and inside of the shade.  The effect when lit is different to other shades, because the light does not shine through the walls of the shade, but is cast outwards - up and down from the top and bottom of the shade.  What you choose to line the shade with will be very well lit, and can either be a pattern or plain. Some shades made with shiny (metallic) linings create really spectacular glowing results!


  • No prior knowlegde, or skills are required - this is Lampshade Making 1.02 (which is just slightly more involved than our Intro to Lampshade Making workshop, which runs same day in the morning).
  • I'll be guiding you step by step through the shade-making process, sharing numerous tricks and tips of the trade whilst doing my best to make this experience as enjoyable as possible
  • A reasonable degree of physical dexterity with your hands is required (ie: acurate scissor cutting) and the work is best done in a standing position (but not essential).
  • Afternoon tea is provided
  • Tip:  Choose the Intro to Lampshade Making Workshop run in AM same day if you want to learn all the skills before making this lined shade

What's included

  • All the supplies are included in the workshop fee (except fabric).. this includes professional quality adhesive backings, frames, and tools
  • You'll be making a drum shade 35cm diameter x 25cm high*, which can be used as either a table, floor or pendant lamp - but there is a choice of other drum sizes available at checkout

What to bring

  • BYO fabrics x 2 (see below)
  • Sharp Scissors (don't worry if you don't have any - there'll be spares available)
  • Fabrics
  • QTY:  You need 2 pieces of fabric - one for inner and one for outer.   Outer fabric:  (110cm) x 50cm;  Inner fabric (lining) 
  • PATTERN or PLAIN:   It's entirely your choice as to what design of fabric you place on the inner and outer. There's no rules about this - just your own personal taste.  Mismatching patterns work, as do stripes / plains / geometrics. 
  • TYPE:   The TYPE of fabric is MUCH more important than patterns or plain!  DO choose lightweight or midweight, cotton, or poly-cotton mix;  linen or any other lightweight natural fibres, IE:  quilting fabric is IDEAL!
  • DO NOT choose loose, open, coarse weave;  upholstery weight;  slinky, sheer or stretchy


Made by Me Workshop is located in a beautiful historic factory building in the heart of lovely St Peters.

Please note:  Bookings are via the Made by Me website


Do check out our YouTube channel before coming - heaps of tips and tricks to help you prepare for this workshop 


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 questions about the making-part of the workshop please don't hesitate to contact me (Kate) via the Contact form or email, or if your questions are about the venue or booking please contact Rebecca at Made by Me 

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