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Make a Lampshade
July 20, 2013 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm$70
Come find out how easy it is to make your own lampshades. We’ll be making a 15″(38cm) diameter straight sided round lampshade, 34cm deep. All you need to bring is 0.5 m of a 130cm wide fashion fabric, we provide the rest.
You don’t need any sewing or interior decorating experience.
The tuition fee is $30, plus $40 for all of the frame and construction materials used. Does not include fashion fabric, which you supply.
How to choose a fabric:
Light background prints work best for lampshades as they allow the light to come through them the best. A printed fabric is better for beginners than a plain, as it is more likely to hide any less than perfect bits. Stripes and plaids are tricky and require patience and accuracy – if you are up for it then feel free to bring one, but do be willing to live with an imperfect result!
Ideal fabrics include closely woven medium weight linen, curtain weight cottons or linens, and quilting cottons or linens. Loosely woven fabrics are not suitable for a first time so please give them a miss. If you are unsure, do bring us a sample and we can advise.
This class is now closed. For future Make a Lampshade sessions, please refer to our calendar.