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Making a Stretch Lampshade (July)

July 1, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm


Saturday 1 July 10am-4.30pm $95 tuition.

At last, a class for those of you who have been saving a fancy lampshade to re-cover. Normally in our classes we make the shades from scratch, which is a very different process. In this class, you will learn how to make a panel template, cut the panels, sew them together and clad the frame with its new cover. The skills you learn will allow you to tackle any shape of frame in the future.

To do this class you need to be able to use a sewing machine just a little, have some patience and a sense of adventure! It helps if you have attended our Make a Lampshade class but it is not compulsory to have done so.

Participants will need to bring their own lampshade frame. Examples of the kinds we can work on are below:

127160Pretty much anything goes, as long as it is a full skeleton of a frame and not just a couple of rings (we do that class too but it is different from this one!)

If in doubt, please bring your frame in, or email us a photo. There is a little bit of pre-homework to do involving stripping down your frame. (this is because of time restrictions on the day).

You will need to bring a fabric to cover your lampshade- the amount needed will vary. Allow 1.5m for an average size. We have a stunning range of suitable fabrics here, as well as gimp trims, bobble trims and fringes. Do feel free to come check them out beforehand. You are also welcome to bring your own if we don’t have one that goes with your project.

monkey8The $95 tuition fee covers use of equipment and sewing machines, does not include fashion fabric or trims. Class is limited to five participants because of its customised nature.

If you would like to attend this class, please email us to let us know, including your name and phone number, and the date of the class. Click here to email us Due to the nature of this class, your place is only secured by a 50% deposit. If for some reason you are unable to attend, this deposit is only refundable if your place can be taken by another student.


July 1, 2017
10:00 am - 4:30 pm
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