Drum Lampshade Making

Vintage, Retro & African fabrics for lampshades


Have you ever wanted to make a lampshade to match your soft furnishings, or transform that piece of vintage fabric into something useful?
This relaxed and supportive 2/3 hour, morning or afternoon workshop, introduces you to the simple techniques and tools required to make a basic 30cms drum lampshade (other sizes/heights available by prior arrangement and may incur additional cost). A range of attractive modern/vintage/African cotton print fabrics are available for you to choose from.
Join 'virtually' with family and friends via Google Meet to make your lampshade!

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

Your Lampshade making kit comprises:
Roll of sticky back PVC
Piece of fabric (treated with fire retardant spray)
Lampshade rings
Roll of double sided tape
Fabric tucking and rolling tools
Set of photographic instructions

What you will need

Fabric scissors
fabric tape measure or 12" ruler
Iron and ironing board
Wallpaper edge roller (not essential)


Vanessa Moreton at ShedLight

This course is taught online

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Christmas
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Easter
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Hen dos
  • Mothers Day
  • School holiday workshops & activities
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers
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Michele - - #32313

What a wonderful lockdown treat this was. I had a lovely morning online with my daughter learning how to make a lampshade. Vanessa was a great teacher, she guided us through the various stages with patience and enthusiasm. It was relaxing and fun, and I am thrilled with my finished lampshade, which now helps to light up my kitchen beautifully. I highly recommend Vanessa's courses, you wont be disappointed!

Response from ShedLight:

Thank you so much Michele - I am so happy you are thrilled with your lampshade and with the virtual teaching of the course. It’s a great way to still have fun and learn a new craft. and the added bonus of joining with your daughter 🥰

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