Virginia Das Neves

Virginia Das Neves
The Happy Artisan

The Happy Artisan

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

Virginia Das Neves, textiles teacher
5.0 (3)


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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Lampshade Workshop (Small)

This was a private class in the teacher's fascinating bijoux home studio. I understand Gin travels to your place for classes of 2 or more.

Gin was a communicative and knowledgeable instructor. Her knowledge spans a vast range of art and craft skills. The lampshade making class was concise and thorough. I have left with the skill to replicate more lampshades at a later date and lots of inspiration for more.

I just love my lampshade. It's such a pretty, quirky improvement for the base. What an immensely valuable skill to have learned and Gin couldn't have been lovelier.

Lampshade Workshop (Small) review by Lesley Scott

Mobile Lampshade Workshop - Sydney, Adelaide

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 :)

Mobile Lampshade Workshop - Sydney, Adelaide review by Lauren Smith Sydney

Mobile Lampshade Workshop - Sydney, Adelaide

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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