If your space could do with a bit of illumination then this is the workshop for you. Handmade lampshades with the ladies from LightenUp Handmade is happening on Sunday March 1st. (Ticket purchases close 27th Feb.)
That's right, say see ya to those awful shades I know you have hiding in a cupboard somewhere and hi hi to a brand spanking new shade made with your own two hands.
This will be a 3 hr class where you will learn how to make a cylindrical lampshade in a beautiful fabric of your choice. Vanessa and her sister Jenny are coming to us all the way from Rowena and Canberra, so you should definitely feel pretty special.
The workshop will be held at The Wheelhouse, 410 Conadilly St, where we'll have plenty of table space for making and drinks and nibbles to keep your creative minds and hands humming. Sounds cosy huh?
When you purchase your ticket be sure to select which size lampshade you'd like. Options are:
30cm diameter = perfect for most table lamps
40cm diameter = perfect for large table lamps and floor lamps.
And a note on fabric:
This ticket price does not include fabric. However you do have options, this is not District 12.
You can BYO fabric (as we know many of you have that shelf full of 'beautiful fabric you love and bought then never made anything with') If you BYO fabric make sure it's either cotton, cotton blend, drill or linen. Loose weave or slippery fabrics will not be suitable. Fabric measurements need to be 50cm high x 120cm wide for 30cm shades and 50cm high x 140cm wide for 40cm shade.
You can let us know that you need help with fabric and choose to purchase some by the metre from Vanessa and Jenny on the day. Head to their website to see what sorts of stunning fabrics they have in stock atm. (stock may vary between now and then but I'm sure you'll agree they're all beautiful)
You will also need to bring a pencil, normal scissors, a ruler and fabric scissors if you have some. All other materials and supplies are provided.
* Please note that tickets are non refundable but if for some reason you cannot attend you will be given a store credit of equal amount.
** Final price at checkout includes GST