Make beautiful lampshades you'll love forever

lampshade making workshop

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.

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!     

Comments from previous workshoppers

"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!


Sunday 27 June
10am - 1pm
Hudson Street Hum, Newcastle  ... info

Saturday 10 July
2pm - 5pm
Sew Make Create, Chippendale, Sydney ... info sorry this class is fully booked

Saturday 14 August 
2pm - 5pm
Sew Make Create, Chippendale, Sydney ... info

If you are in a regional area - check Annie's dates below 



Regional Workshops Across Australia

The lovely Annie from Shades Of Distinction has added some more lampshade making workshops over the next few months in regional areas...some of her dates are:

Echuca - May 8th
Swan Hill - June 1st
Broken Hill - June 5th
Bourke - June 12th
Cunnamulla - June 19th
Mornington Peninsula - October
Tasmania : Evandale, Huonville, Hobart

To book into a workshop with Annie click here or visit

For those in QLD, NT and South Australia sign up to Annie's quarterly newsletter and she will let you know upcoming workshop dates as they are added. 

Mosaic Birdbath Workshop

From time to time I'll be hosting creative workshops in my studio lead by inspiring and experienced makers. 

Mosaic Birdbath Workshop with artist Katie Street
The Nest, Killcare  .... register your interest for a future mosaic workshop here