Make beautiful lampshades you'll love forever


In our 3-hour workshop we will guide you through the process of making a lampshade from scratch, using your own individual fabric. You will learn the skills needed to create a professionally finished lampshade - no prior experience required.

Make and take home a 20cm diameter x 23cm high drum lamp shadeSpend the morning learning lampshade making with a small group of like-minded people. You will be taken through the process step by step with hands-on support from your teacher.

Learn how to prepare your fabric and take measurement of your lampshade frame correctly. Explore the techniques for applying your fabric to the lampshade backing and how to attach that panel to the rings in a way that achieves a professional, long-lasting result. And practice finishing off your lampshade with a clean and tidy seam.

You get to take home your creation and enjoy it for yeas to come. Match it with some cushions or curtains made from the same fabric. And enjoy the satisfaction of looking at a piece in your home that you made yourself... It is so rewarding!



3Chooks Lampshade Making Workshop - Detail

If you too would like to enhance your home with a unique handmade lampshade or if you are just keen to learn a new skill, come and join us for a lampshade making workshop at our studio in Killcare.

You can book a workshop with us here.

We supply all materials and tools on the day (except for fabric). All you need to do is show up with your piece of fabric and enjoy a morning filled with creativity and laughter, cups of tea and the pleasure of learning a new skill. 



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"I loved making my lampshade, Una gave friendly and clear instruction, making the process easy and straight forward to follow. The take home instructions are fabulous and much appreciated. Thanks..."

Zdenka, 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



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Learn to make your own unique lamp shade with a 3Chooks lampshade making instructor. 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, detailed instruction and hands-on support. For double the fun, bring along a lovely friend to craft and catch up with... Perfect!



We love sharing the skill of lampshade making... Join us for a crafty 3-hour morning session and make your own beautiful lampshade. You can book into one of our upcoming workshops at our lovely studio in Killcare here:

3Chooks Lampshade Making Workshops

3Chooks Lampshade Making Workshop in Killcare



We also occasionally run workshops in Sydney - check out these beautiful workshop places for upcoming dates (and all of their other wonderful crafty events):

Little Lane Workshops at the Northern Beaches

SewMakeCreate in the City near Broadway



Lampshade Making Workshop - Detail



If you are in a regional area and can't make it to Killcare or Sydney - check out our partner Annie's dates below...

The lovely Annie from Shades Of Distinction is a fabulous lampshade making teacher and offers her classes in a variety of locations. She has added some more lampshade making workshops... To book into a workshop with Annie click visit:

Shades of Distinction