3Chooks Lampshade Making Workshop - Group Booking

3Chooks Lampshade Making Workshop - Group Booking

Regular price $460.00 Sale



Bring some friends and learn how to make lampshades

In this 3-hour workshop for a group of four people 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 shade. Extra lampshade making materials will be available for purchase on the day.

Spend 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.

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.

Book in for a private group workshop today and enjoy a creative morning or afternoon at our studio in Killcare. It is a fun birthday activity with friends.

What's included

Included in the price is our 20cm 3Chooks Lampshade Making Kit (RRP $59.95) and access to the tools you need to create your masterpiece plus personal instruction.

You will make and take home a 20cm diameter x 23cm heigh cylinder lampshade – perfect for a bedside table, phone table or side table lamp in your lounge. Extra take home supplies will be available for purchase.

Workshops at our Killcare studio also include some morning tea snacks, lots of cups of tea and some sweet treats. The group workshop booking is limited to 4 people so you have plenty of space to create and ample opportunity to ask questions. If you'd like to sneak in a fifth person, we can accommodate for that. There will be an extra charge - please get in touch prior to booking.


What to bring


For a very personal result bring along your choice of fabric, about 70cm wide x 30cm high as a minimum. For larger prints, you may want to bring along a larger piece of fabric to select the best part of the pattern to fit your shade.

Quilting-weight cotton works best for learners, not too thin and not too thick. For the workshop, stay away from fabrics that fray easily or are too heavy and stiff. We prefer working with natural fibres for a soft texture. It is recommended to use a light to mid weight cotton so you can enjoy learning the lampshade making process.

Booking & Location

Secure your booking first and I will be in touch to find a suitable date for your lampshade making workshop at our studio space in Killcare on either a Friday, Saturday or Sunday. Or, email me to check on availability for your preferred date and come back to the booking once that's confirmed.

You will make and take home your own 20cm diameter lampshade using the 3Chooks Lampshade Making Kit, including one-on-one instruction from Una, delicious cups of tea and some snacks for sustenance.

Our studio space is light and airy and overlooking Hardys Bay in Killcare. It is a purpose-built, light flooded creative space with a green outlook, a little kitchenette and lovely open space to spend the morning being creative and learning a new skill.

Plus, we are just a few steps away from a number of local cafes and restaurants so you can wander down for a coffee beforehand or reward yourself with lunch by the bay afterwards. If you come from further afield and would like to make a day of it, there are also a number of stunning bush walks in the area starting just 3 minutes drive away. We can chat about this on the day.


Before booking into a workshop you might like to check out Anna's 20 minute tutorial - how to make a drum lampshade using the 3Chooks Lampshade Making Kit. There's nothing quite like doing a face to face workshop with a teacher on hand and a bunch of gorgeous like-minded people to chat with, but if you are far away this how-to video could be just what you need.