3Chooks Lampshade Making Workshop - Learn how to make a lampshade

3Chooks Lampshade Making Workshop - Learn how to make a lampshade

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Learn how to make lampshades

In this 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 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.

Sign up for one of our workshops today and join us for a creative morning of lampshade making soon. Bookings are essential.

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. Our workshops here are limited to a maximum of 5 people so you have plenty of space to create and ample opportunity to ask questions.


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.

Dates & Location

Secure a place in the next lampshade making workshop at our studio space in Killcare. Select your preferred date from the drop down menu above. 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.


It is essential to book in - simply pick a date in the drop-down menu above.

If you cannot make any of the dates on offer up here at Killcare, please visit the workshops page and follow the links to our other workshops in Sydney and Newcastle.


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.