Lampshade Making Workshop

Make your very own designer drum lampshade!

2 hours 1 to 10 label $135

You will learn to create your own industry standard drum lampshade (yours to keep of course).

Bring along some fabric, I'll supply everything else, including the metal ringset and adhesive styrene to adhere the fabric to, as well as glue and special tape.

Think about the pattern you choose for your fabric and how it will look as lampshade. Once you learn, you might become a little addicted!

You will be making a 20cm lampshade in class.

I am also able to come to you for an extra $50...I will bring all the materials, you supply your chosen fabric.

Please note if this class has more than two students it will be held at an alternate venue. I will confirm the venue location with you prior to the session.

Knowledge Required

Prefect for beginners!

What you'll get

Industry standard metal ringsets, adhesive styrene for the shade, glue and double sided tape to use in class.

What to bring

- 1 metre lightweight to medium fabric...cotton, linen. No stretch or velvet fabric.
- Lampshade making kit provided which includes industry standard ring sets, 20 and 30cm diameters depending on your choice, glue, double-sided tape, wooden tool for tucking, styrene for shade.

Suitable for

This workshop is suitable for individuals and couples as well as for a hens party, baby shower, birthday, special occasion, team building activity, corporate event, bucks party or Christmas party.


Parramatta, NSW

Exact location is anonymised for privacy. You'll get the specific address after booking.

The teacher can also travel within 50km of Parramatta for private classes

Your teacher
The Happy Artisan
The Happy Artisan

25+ years experience in textile design, sewing, lampshade making.

5.0 (2)

I am an Illustrator, painter, textile artist and designer. I have worked as a Costumer for theatre, film, opera and ballet. I also make lampshades, dresses, espadrille shoes, kimonos, cushions, bags and tassels. I dye my own textiles with natural dyes. I am a freelance surface pattern designer creating patterns for fabric to be printed both digitally and screenprinted.


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Verified reviews

• Jul 2019

I had such a wonderful time, loved this workshop! Virginia is super welcoming, very informative, and was happy to share little tips and tricks, going above and beyond, it was a very inspiring experience. She is super talented in all of her creative pursuits, I would highly recommend any of her classes. I am really happy with my lampshade, that we made, don't hesitate if this workshop is of interest! Thanks for a great day :)

Lampshade Making Workshop review by Lauren Smith Sydney

• Jul 2019

The best experience with a true artisan. Virginia is incredibly talented and teaches in a way that is supportive, showing you little tricks and details to make the perfect lampshade. An absolutely lovely person, warm and engaging ... the best day! I’d recommend this course to anyone, no matter your skill levels. Highly recommended.
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