3Chooks online LIVE Workshop - learn how to make lampshades
So many of you asked me to come to your town or city and teach a workshop that I had to find a way to make it happen. While I can't 'physically' make it, what I can do is 'virtually' be there.
3Chooks is so excited to bring you our new Online LIVE Workshops. Learn how to make lampshades from the comfort of your own home. You'll spend a leisurely 3 hours online with me one-to-one or in a small group learning the ins and outs of lampshade making.
Before booking in for an online LIVE workshop, you might like to check out this 20 minute tutorial - its exactly what we'll be going through in the online workshop but without be with you holding your hand.
If, after watching the video, you still want me there with you, then read on ;-)
Set The Scene
Imagine walking into your home at dusk...
Rather than switching on the harsh downlights, you reach for the in-line switch on your table lamp, lighting your living room with warm lamplight that highlights a beautiful fabric.
Next you wander over behind the couch and reach under a lampshade on your standard lamp (the one you found 15 years ago in a thrift store), it has a different but complementary fabric - it was a little more expensive, but worth every cent. The paintings on the wall are aglow. The scene is set. Switch on some great music, pour yourself a refreshing drink, sink into your favourite armchair and bask in the glow of another day well spent.
Thats the feeling I get each evening when its time to turn on the lights. The pleasure I feel from using something I made, day in, day out is more than substantial...it really pleases me!
Learn A New Skill
Spend a few hours online learning lampshade making.
A gorgeous piece of fabric ready to go - 70x30cm for the 20cm Kit, or 100x30cm for the 30cm Kit
An iron and ironing board
A few clothes pegs - 20 will be plenty
A clear and clean workspace - a trestle table or dining table - protect precious surfaces with a protective cloth
And you'll need to set up your computer so I can see you and what you're doing
Optional tools (not essential):
Small chisel / paté knife / kids knife / round end butter knife or similar
20cm Kit: You will make a 20cm diameter x 23cm height cylinder lampshade – perfect for a bedside table, phone table or desk lamp.
30cm Kit: You will make a 30cm diameter x 23cm height cylinder lampshade - perfect for a large bedside lamp, or table lamp. *Note that if you choose the 30cm option you may not have time to fully complete your lampshade in the 3 hour time slot. However you can watch all the steps and finish it later, or watch the recorded video of the workshop again later if you need to.
How It Will Work
I'll be demonstrating live on screen making my own lampshade
You'll be making your lampshade at the same time
We'll work through the process step by step with time for you to make as we go along
You can share your screen too so I can do what you're doing, trouble shoot and problem solve on the go
You can see what other participants are doing (if there are any), have a chat and make new friends
The whole workshop will be recorded so afterwards I'll send you a link and you can watch it all again at your leisure.
Once you have have decided an online live workshop is for you, let's chat about a time that is suitable for us both.
The times that generally work for me are Fridays between 10.30 - 2.30pm, Saturdays/Sundays 9am-12pm or 1pm-4pm. These times are Sydney, Australia time zone, please adjust to suit your time zone to make sure that works for you.
There are a few options on the drop down menu - please choose carefully.
If you are new to lampshade making and have not previously purchased a kit please choose Option A - Workshop + 20cm Kit.
If you have already purchased a kit and plan to use it in the workshop please choose Option B - Workshop ONLY
If you would like to try making a 30cm diameter lampshade please choose Option C - Workshop + 30cm Kit. *Note that if you choose the 30cm option you may not have time to fully complete your lampshade in the 3 hour time slot. However you can watch all the steps and finish it later, or watch the recorded video of the workshop again later if you need to.
Note: Options A and C require at least a week between ordering and the time of the workshop to allow for delivery of the kits.
So many of you asked if I could come to your town and teach a workshop. I would so love to galavant around the countryside but alas time just doesn't allow it at the moment. So this is the next best thing!
Set up your space so that its easy for you to see the screen of your computer, and hear the sound, plus I want to be able to see what you're doing - sometimes I might ask you to show me up close whats going on.
Do you have have more than one person wanting to do the workshop? I'm happy to organise discounts for group bookings of two or more people. Get in touch.
To book into my face to face workshops in The Nest in Killcare or at Sew Make Create in Chippendale, Sydney, please visit my workshops page and follow the links.