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Make a Lampshade

July 20, 2013 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm


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.


July 20, 2013
2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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166 Cuba Street

Wellington, Wellington 6011 New Zealand
04 801 5850


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