Learn how to make beautiful lampshades you'll love forever

Imagine walking into your home at dusk...

Rather than switching on the harsh downlights, you reach for the inLampshade making workshops Sydney Central Coast and Newcastle-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.

That's 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 really pleases me! 
"I thoroughly enjoyed the class on Sunday and the ease with which you presented the class.  I have a BA in Adult Education, so please take my comments as high praise." Kim, 3Chooks workshop student
"I loved making my lampshade, Anna gave friendly and clear instruction, making the process easy and straight forward to follow. The take home instructions are fabulous and much appreciated. Thanks..." Emma, 3Chooks workshop student
"The lampshade workshop was great, we were taken through all the steps very clearly ... certainly feel confident to now make one on my own. Anna (the instructor) was fun and very helpful, and happy to share her knowledge. Thoroughly enjoyed it, and yummy cake too!" Fiona, 3Chooks workshop student
"Thank you so much Anna. I have enjoyed occasionally making shades for myself or people close to me since I did a workshop with you a few years ago. You have made something so useful so accessible to everyone." Laura, 3Chooks workshop student

Make your own lampshades

Learn to make your own unique lamp shade with 3Chooks lampshade maker Anna (that's me ;-).  Bring along your own choice of fabric (70cm x 30cm) for a very personal result. You'll make and take home a 20cm diameter x 23cm height cylinder lampshade – perfect for a bedside table, desk or table lamp.
A 3Chooks Lampshade Kit is included plus access to the tools you need to create your masterpiece and one on one instruction from Anna. Extra take home supplies available for purchase. And for double the fun, bring along a lovely friend to craft and catch up...perfect!

THE NEST - Killcare on the NSW Central Coast 

Learn the art of lampshade making with a professional lampshade maker, and enjoy a delicious light lunch, tea and sweet treats overlooking beautiful Hardys Bay. 
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Includes all you'll need to make your own lamp shade, tea/coffee, a light lunch, great conversation and big smiles! 

Online LIVE Workshop - Your Place 

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 and a small group of like-minded-lovelies learning the ins and outs of lampshade making.

Learn more about online live lampshade making workshop with 3Chooks

SEW MAKE CREATE- Chippendale, Sydney

Grab a friend and learn to make lovely lamp shades at this workshop held at Sew Make Create in Chippendale, as seen at the Finders Keepers Market.
Saturday 19th October 2pm - 5pm  - as part of Sydney Craft Week 

Make your booking now through Sew Make Create



Learn how to make timeless lampshades in this popular collaboration between 3Chooks and Pappa Sven at the fabulous venue Hudson Street Hum. 

Here’s to no more ugly lampshades!

Sunday 17 November 10am - 1pm 

 Lampshade making using Marimekko fabrics from Pappa Svens at Hudson Street Hum


I'm super excited to be invited back to present my lampshade making workshops through Wired Open Labs again in 2020. Last year I visited the lovely towns of Adelong and Jugiong, this year I'm headed for Boorowa and Harden Murrumburrah. 

Saturday 29 February 
Home Finch Boorowa   ...   book now

Sunday 1 March
Old Murrumburrah Courthouse Harden   ...   book now

Register Your Interest  

Register your interest in attending a future lamp shade making workshop by sending me an email. Or if you'd like a Gift Voucher to give as a Christmas or Birthday present, let me know and we can organise that too.
Dates for workshops in Killcare are flexible. Please contact me to arrange a date to suit you.
Plan your own workshop
Private, group and party workshops available. Craft groups, hen's parties, private lessons available on the NSW Central Coast, Hunter and Sydney regions. For groups of 6 or more the 7th person attends free. Contact me for further details here.
In the meantime, don't forget to subscribe to receive your FREE lampshade making instructions.