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.
Thats 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 substantial...it really pleases me!
Learn A New Skill
Spend the day learning lampshade making, eating delicious food with a small group of like-minded lovelies.
Learn how to make lampshades. Bring along your choice of fabric (70cm x 30cm) for a very personal result. You will make and take home a 20cm diameter x 23cm height cylinder lampshade – perfect for a bedside table, phone table or desk lamp. Included in the price is a 3Chooks Lampshade Making Kit (RRP $59.95) and access to the tools you need to create your masterpiece plus one on one instruction. Extra take home supplies available for purchase.
Workshops at 'The Nest' also include tea / coffee and sweet treats and are limited to a maximum of 6 people.
Secure a place in my next lampshade making workshop in 'The Nest', Killcare. Select your preferred date from the drop down menu. You will make and take home your own lampshade using the 3Chooks Lampshade Making Kit, including one on one instruction from Anna, tea/coffee and a light lunch.
My brand new studio The Nest overlooking Hardys Bay in Killcare is ready for workshops - zippetydoodaa!!! The Nest has been in my mind for many years and now it is real! Yay! This is a purpose built, light flooded creative space with views of Hardys Bay, a little kitchenette and lovely open room to run my workshops and hopefully soon a whole range of other workshops.
To book into my other workshops at Sew Make Create in Chippendale, Sydney, or Mulberry + Flax in Newcastle, please visit my workshops page and follow the links.
Before booking into a workshop you might like to check out this 20 minute tutorial -how to make a drum lampshade using the 3Chooks Lampshade 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.