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Make a Lampshade in Martinborough – 5 October

October 5, 2014 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm


Sunday 5 October 10 am to 1 pm at Peonies on Jellicoe St – Martinborough

This class is now full – however we do have some spaces in the 4th October class.

Come find out how easy it is to make your own lampshades. We’ll be making a 12″(30cm) diameter straight sided round lampshade, 29cm deep. All you need to bring is 0.5m of a 112cm or wider fashion fabric, we provide the rest. And we’ll bring spare kits in case you get addicted and want to make more at home! 😉

We will be having a morning tea break, so do let us know if you have any special dietary requirements when you register.

You don’t need any sewing or interior decorating experience.

The tuition fee is $80, which includes 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! :)

Ideal fabrics include closely woven medium weight linen, curtain weight cottons or linens, and quilting cottons or linens. Curtain fabrics with insulating backing are fine. Unsuitable fabrics include silks, polyester silk style curtaining, loosely woven fabrics and treated polyester or acrylic canvas (deck chair/awning types) so please give them a miss. If you are unsure, do bring us a sample and we can advise.

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


October 5, 2014
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Peonies on Jellicoe
64 Jellicoe St
Martinborough, New Zealand
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