Lampshade Making Workshop

Design and make your own lampshade in Melbourne



2 hours Class size 1 to 10 (public classes), 4 to 12

label $85 (or 4 payments of $21.25 Afterpay)
($100 per class surcharge applies for private classes)

Want to make your own funky lampshade to use as a statement piece in your living room? Or just looking for unique things to do in Melbourne? This DIY lampshade class will teach you how to design and create your very own lampshade to take home!

In this workshop, Nichola from Handmaker's Factory will learn how to customise a lampshade using your very own choice of fabric. You will make and take home a 25cm diameter x 20cm high drum lampshade.

All materials will be supplied in the class, you just need your favourite funky fabric! This workshop is the perfect space to tap into your creative side and is a great DIY project.



Knowledge required
Perfect for beginners.
 
What you'll get
All other materials and tools are supplied on the day.
 
What to bring
Please bring along your own medium weight cotton fabric (at least 1m x 40cm), you made need to purchase extra fabric for large prints to consider the print placement. Quilting weight cotton works best.
 
Suitable for

This class is great for individuals and couples as well as for a team building activity, birthday, hens party or bucks party.

This would also be a nice gift for her or gift for mum.


Handmaker's Factory is fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and adheres to COVID-19 government guidelines.

See additional precautions taken   

All students must sign in upon arriving, sanitise their hands and adhere to social distancing and mask restrictions.
Our studio is large and allows students to be spaced out. Regular cleaning is practiced throughout the studio.

Location

Handmaker's Factory - 579 Barkly Street, West Footscray VIC

Your teacher can also travel within 50 kms of West Footscray for private classes

Your teacher
Handmaker's Factory
Handmaker's Factory

4.9 (426)
9k

Handmaker's Factory is a studio space in West Footscray, Melbourne empowering people to confidently create in a sustainable way, share their knowledge and learn new skills through creative workshops & DIY kits.

Verified reviews

We only show reviews from customers who have paid for and attended this class


Karen Rodriguez May 2022


I loved this class! The venue was amazing! Such an inspiring creative space to be in. The teacher Nichola was knowledgeable, patient and so lovely. I liked that she made a lampshade along with us so we could see exactly how it was done if we got stuck. It was great having everything you needed right there ready for you, as well as the instructions and all the materials available to purchase if you wanted to make more at home. I thought it was great value for money given all the materials were included, it was great fun and we took home a beautiful custom lampshade. I loved it so much I also booked in for a soap making course the next day! Nothing better than a weekend of craft to nourish your soul. Thank you, Karen

Christine Wood May 2022


Just completed my lampshade workshop. Our teacher Nicola was experienced and the provided instructions were clear and informative. Workshop facility spacious and comfortable. I have the confidence to do some other lampshades myself now. Note you can purchase supplies for future projects on site or on line. Would recommend as it’s great to come out with a finished shade ready to use in just 2 hours. Everyone’s work looked fantastic and it was inspirational to see some of the fabulous fabrics participants brought along.

Lampshade Making Workshop review by Christine Wood Sydney

Joy Boyd Mar 2022


You could tell the teacher was experienced and it was fun learning to make our own lampshade

Eva Hargitay Mar 2022


The lampshade making class was terrific- Nicola went at just the right pace and helped us develop really striking products. I literally recommended the class to my aunt and godmother on the way home!

Textiles workshop review by Eva Hargitay

Liana Lucca-Pope Mar 2022


An enjoyable and empowering class! The space is lovely and the teacher explained everything well. It’s great that they also sell supplies so I can go back and get more materials for future projects. Thanks Nichola!

Suzanne Mulligan Mar 2022


Great teacher. Great studio. Had a really terrific day. Well worth the money. Had lots of fun.

See 29 more reviews   

Sandra Fisher Mar 2022


Teacher was terrific , clear insruction and seemed to love the interaction with students.
Great venue very roomy , relaxed atmosphere with heeps of natural light all the better to see what your doing.
First time making a lampshade, I feel confident enough to takeaway what i learnt and put to use at home.
I cant wait to book in for a advanced workshop in Tiffany shade making.
I found it so interesting that all paticipates had such a diverse range of artistic ideas of what they wanted as a end product.
What a beautiful display of colours and patterns we all turned out and info exchange on materials.
Loved this experience.
Sandra 05/03/22.

Sandra Fisher Mar 2022


Teacher was terrific , clear insruction and seemed to love the interaction with students.
Great venue very roomy , relaxed atmosphere with heeps of natural light all the better to see what your doing.
First time making a lampshade, I feel confident enough to takeaway what i learnt and put to use at home.
I cant wait to book in for a advanced workshop in Tiffany shade making.
I found it so interesting that all paticipates had such a diverse range of artistic ideas of what they wanted as a end product.
What a beautiful display of colours and patterns we all turned out and info exchange on materials.
Loved this experience.
Sandra 05/03/22.

Anne Giovino Mar 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Had an enjoyable time and very happy with my lampshade.
Surprisingly it was easier than I anticipated it would be.

Textiles workshop review by Anne Giovino

Kim Powell Mar 2022


Excellent class. A varied group of people and Nicole did a good job of working with each of us at our own pace. Excellent value for money, as we each left with our own customised lampshade. I think we all left full of enthusiasm, and many of us also bought the materials for our next project/s. Give it a try!

Textiles workshop review by Kim Powell

Kate Bartlett Mar 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended


The space, set-up, course structure, materials, instructions from Nicola and every detail was so well planned and executed. The whole class loved their lampshades and I felt so good about how it turned out. Nicola is a great instructor and I can’t wait to learn another skill soon.

Lampshade Making Workshop review by Kate Bartlett Sydney

Sally Dean Jan 2022

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 4 reviews


Loved this class, easy to follow and lovely teacher. Can highly recommend, go and have fun.

Textiles workshop review by Sally Dean

Azzy Jay Jan 2022


Excellent class and feel confident I've learnt enough to go home and make another one solo!

Angela Phillips Dec 2021


This was a great class, Nichola was a friendly teacher who took her time to show us what to do . It was a fun way to spend the afternoon and I am very happy with my lamp !

Textiles workshop review by Angela Phillips

Natalie Yu Dec 2021


A great class, it was fun and easy to follow. Definitely recommend to anyone considering.

Alexandra McGindle Dec 2021


I loved the workshop, Nicola was great and it was nice and easy to follow the instructions.
I thought it was value for money as most materials were included.

Susan Parsons Dec 2021


The teacher gave clear instructions. Good resources were provided. The lampshades all class participants made looked magnificent. Class could have been half hour longer as a little bit rushed. Good location, easy parking. Good class size.

Jo Tayler Nov 2021


A fun afternoon with clear guidance and went home with the knowledge and materials (purchased) to make more lampshades.

Anna Molyneaux Nov 2021


Very enjoyable class, in relaxed environment; and a lovely end result / finished product that was great to take home & show off!

Priscilla Flett Nov 2021


A wonderful way to spend a Sunday afternoon. Lots of fun and really clear instructions.

Nicki Powell Jun 2021

5 ClassBento workshops attended • 4 reviews


Excellent teacher who made every participant feel at home. She was most helpful & provided quality materials & easy to follow instructions. Highly recommend!

Textiles workshop review by Nicki Powell

Carol Moroney Jun 2021


Great teacher Nicola, and a beautiful space to hold a class at the Handmaker’s Factory. Lampshade class was easy to follow and came home with a fabulous shade. Will definitely do another class, has so many different classes on offer.

Textiles workshop review by Carol Moroney

Karin Bouvin Jun 2021


The teacher was great and easy to follow. The materials were of really good quality. The class was great value for money, especially considering the cost of materials used. I had a great morning crafting with likeminded people. Our teacher was really knowledgable and shared her skills and handy tips.

Nikki Garrard Jun 2021


Great class with a lovely and knowledgeable instructor. Came away with a beautiful lampshade that I could use

Rebecca Cole Jun 2021

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Wonderful morning learning how to make a lamp shade. Nichola is lovely and made it easy!

Textiles workshop review by Rebecca Cole Sydney

Jessica Willason Jun 2021


So happy with the class and the lampshade I made! Great venue, knowledgeable teacher and nice small class size. Would happily do another course at ClassBento.

Lampshade Making Workshop review by Jessica Willason Sydney

Melissa Millar Apr 2021


Materials good. Teacher was great. The location and room for the class were perfect. Thank you.

Mei Alford Apr 2021

6 ClassBento workshops attended • 4 reviews


I learnt a lot at this session and came out with a lovely looking lampshade. Appreciated that the teacher also provided printed instructions so we could try making more lampshades in our own time.

Mandy Boyd Apr 2021


Enjoyed the class Looking forward to making lots of lampshades. Thankyou. Would love to learn a cone shape

Jenny Nicholls Jan 2021


Everything was excellent. Loved the class. Very happy with what I learnt and finished product.

Karen Wolton Jan 2021


Nicola was a fantastic teacher, and the studio was wonderful - light and airy! All equipment was of good quality and we all went home with beautiful lampshades!

Textiles workshop review by Karen Wolton

Georgina McColl Dec 2020


Making a lampshade to a decent standard in 1.5 hours turns out to be pretty straightforward - but there are techniques, tools and tips it was great to learn in person. For example, a surprising amount of brute strength is involved, which I would have never dared on my own. Great venue, small class, and teacher Nicole, an ex-commercial lampshade maker, was ace.

Jillian Adams Dec 2020

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews


What a great class! So good to go into class with a small piece of fabric and emerge with a fabulous lampshade!

Textiles workshop review by Jillian Adams Sydney

Robyne McGowan Sep 2019


Great teacher, good easy to follow instruction, thoroughly enjoyed it. Came away with a lovely lampshade.
Eco Candle Making Class

date_range 29 May, 9 Jun

location_on West Footscray / Mobile

label $70

4.9 (73)

9k

Soap Making Class

date_range Sat 11 Jun, 2pm

location_on West Footscray / Mobile

label $120 - $140

4.7 (19)

9k

Spoon Carving Workshop

date_range Sat 11 Jun, 10am

location_on West Footscray

label $130

5.0 (6)

9k

Screen Printing Class

date_range Sat 28 May, 10am

location_on West Footscray / Mobile

label $200 - $220

5.0 (15)

9k

Soy Pillar Candle Making Workshop

date_range Thu 2 Jun, 6:30pm

location_on West Footscray

label $80

9k

4k

Photo Emulsion Screen Printing Class

date_range Sat 4 Jun, 10am

location_on West Footscray

label $230

4k

9k

Introduction to Ceramics Class

date_range Your choice of time

location_on West Footscray / Mobile

label $95 - $120

4.9 (19)

9k

Life Drawing Class

date_range 26 May, 9 Jun

location_on West Footscray

label $25

9k

4k

Indigo Shibori Dyeing Workshop

date_range Your choice of time

location_on West Footscray / Mobile

label $165 - $185

4k

9k

Ceramic Boob Vessel Workshop

date_range Sun 29 May, 10am

location_on West Footscray

label $120

9k

4k

Everlasting Flower Arranging Class

date_range Your choice of time

location_on West Footscray

label $85 - $145

4k

9k

Geode Bath Bomb Making Craft Box / Kit

local_shipping Ships to you

label $65

4k

9k

Soy Candle Making Craft Box / Kit

local_shipping Ships to you

label $55

4k

9k

Pottery and Ceramics Craft Box / Kit

local_shipping Ships to you

label $46 - $52

9k

4k

Mini Screen Printing Craft Box / Kit

local_shipping Ships to you

label $125 - $160

4k

9k

Indigo Dye Vat Craft Box / Kit

local_shipping Ships to you

label $38 - $58

9k

4k

Beginner's Wheel Throwing Course

date_range Contact for details

location_on West Footscray

label $800

9k

4k

1 2271 0 100 10 1 4 simple 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 50 -37.797340000 144.875524000 strict 120 classbento.com.au 1 2022-05-21
2027-01-01 00:04:15
2022-05-27 19:00:00
V48I01Z33L 34c052b7f77f35dccea660a6ce51910d production Melbourne VIC AU melbourne