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Lampshade Making Workshops

get creative with us in our

Lampshade Making Workshop at
Bowerbird

Make your very own custom drum lampshade to spice up your interiors with Sue Robinson & Karen Wright in our Paddington store.

We’re sharing our creative skills with you in intimate group workshops with a maximum capacity of 6 people.

Lampshade Making Workshop

with

Sue Robinson & Karen Wright

Join Bowerbird Collection’s Sue Robinson in our Paddington store and learn how to make a drum lampshade in your own fabric!

In this class, Sue will guide you to make the perfect custom drum lampshade to fit your lamp or light fitting. Choose any size and proportion up to 17″ (43cm) diameter and 11″ (28cm) tall. The workshop price does not include fabric and varies depending on the lampshade size you choose to make.

Price

  • Up to 14″ (35.5cm) diameter $145 (plus fabric)
  • 15″ (38cm) diameter $155 (plus fabric)
  • 16″ (40.5cm) diameter $165 (plus fabric)
  • 17″ (43cm) diameter $175 (plus fabric)

Fabric

You can supply your own fabric (0.4m) or buy fabric from our exclusive range of fabrics in store. If you are supplying your own fabric please follow the guidelines below.

Knowledge required
  • Beginner friendly. No prior skills required. 
  • You must be aged 15+ to attend this class.

Duration 3 hours

Cost $145-$175 per person

Up to 6 people

UPCOMING DATES:

Saturday Feb 24th 9:30am (FULLY BOOKED)

Saturday March 9th 9:30am (4 spots available)

Saturday March 23rd 9:30am (FULLY BOOKED)

Saturday April 27th 9:30am (3 spots available)

Before the Class

  • MINIMUM 1 week before the class we require the dimensions and fitting type of the lampshade you wish to make.
  • If you wish to purchase fabric from our range, please arrange a time  before the day of your class to come in and make a selection.

What to Bring

Bring your fabric on the day, ironed and ready to go (unless you have already chosen fabric from our range prior to the workshop). Please ensure that your supplied fabric meets the size, weight and composition criteria mentioned below.

Fabric Requirements

  • We recommend natural fibre fabrics, like linen and cotton. Avoid synthetics as they often react to the glues, which leads to buckles and poor adhesion.
  • Avoid silks as they are fragile and too difficult for beginners.
  • We recommend light to medium weight fabric that is smooth and structurally strong. Avoid fabrics that are delicate, stretchy, bulky or have a very open weave (like hessian or a loose-knit).
  • Minimum 140cm wide from selvedge to selvedge to make a 17″ (43cm) wide drum lampshade
  • Minimum 40cm drop of fabric.
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What’s Included in the Class

  • Excluding fabric we provide all materials and equipment.
  • Live demonstration from Sue Robinson.
  • One-on-one guidance.
  • Morning tea.
  • Your very own drum lampshade.
  • The satisfaction of making something beautiful with your own hands and learning a new skill! 
  • Our workshops require a minimum of three participants to go ahead. In the event that a workshop does not meet the minimum number of participants and is subsequently cancelled, students will be notified via text message and offered new dates or the option of a full refund.
  • Available for private group bookings of 5-6 people.  

 

Conditions

  • Our workshops require a minimum of three participants to go ahead. In the event that a workshop does not meet the minimum number of participants and is subsequently cancelled, students will be notified via text message and offered new dates or the option of a full refund.
  • Make sure you read our terms and conditions below before booking.
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WORKSHOP
FAQ
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Comfortable clothing.

Free street parking is available on Enoggera Tce, Kennedy Tce and surrounding streets.

All equipment, excluding fabric, is provided along with  morning tea.

Please note that we require confirmation of size and fabric 1 week prior to the class date. 

Yes! Contact us for a workshop gift voucher.  

Our workshops are free to reschedule up to 2 days in advance of the workshop. Unfortunately we don’t offer refunds on workshops. If you have booked and can no longer make it to the workshop you must contact us no less than 2 days (48 hours) prior to the workshop in order to arrange an alternative date. 

Transfers to friends or relatives are allowed up to 24 hours before the scheduled class.

No. Students must be at least 15 years old to attend.

Yes, you can book up to 6 people for a lampshade making workshop.

TERMS & CONDITIONS

Anyone partaking in any classes or coming to any events at Bowerbird Collections must agree to these terms and conditions.

I agree to take on full responsibility for any damages, injuries and for physical and/or personal property, which I might incur whilst participating in classes and/or events organised by Bowerbird Collections.

I agree to give Bowerbird Collections unrestricted publishing rights for any photographs or videos taken at Bowerbird Collections classes and events. (For use of Bowerbird Collections marketing materials).

If you can no longer attend, Bowerbird Collections must be notified 48 hours prior to your workshop or class and an alternative day or credit note will be organised. Your place can also be transferred to friends or family at any time. Unfortunately, we don’t offer refunds. Thank you for understanding.

We aim to run each workshop, however, our workshops must have a minimum of 3 participants to go ahead. In the event that a workshop does not meet the minimum number of participants and is subsequently cancelled, students will be notified via text message or email and entitled to a full refund or credit