- This event has passed.
Make a Lampshade – May
May 13, 2017 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm$90
Saturday 13 May 2pm-4.30pm $90 (Please note our new premises are on the corner of Tory and Jessie Sts)
The 10.30am-1pm class is now full so we have opened one at 2pm.
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 (or buy it from us for as little as $8), we provide the rest.
You don’t need any sewing or interior decorating experience.
The tuition fee is $90, 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. 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.We have a big range of suitable fabrics in store from as little as $16m.
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