Lampshade making workshop, with East Nook Studio - St Andrews

Lampshade making class


We all love to snuggle up by the lamplight and get cosy. Now you can breathe life into your rooms with those old lamps and ceiling pendants by replacing them with new shades made by your own fair hands in your chosen fabric!

Come along and learn how to make your own lampshade from scratch! You can bring along your own fabric or choose from the fabric that we have here.

Your lampshade will be a 30cm diameter drum with a 21cm drop (that’s 30cm wide x 21cm tall)

The lampshades can be used for standing lamp bases or for hanging ceiling pendants.

It is a great quality lampshade that is of high street standard and the inner layer that we will use to shape your lamp is fire retardant for your safety.

Everything that you need for your lampshade is supplied, including fabric, although you may with so bring your own ( please see below!).

This is a quick and easy workshop that is relatively mess free. We will have lampshade kits available to purchase at the end of the session if you wish to continue to make a matching set at home.

If you are planning to make with your own fabric, please bear in mind that thicker fabrics such as tweeds will be difficult to tuck in neatly to finish, and stretchy fabrics such as jersey cotton or lycra can warp when making the shade. A firm cotton is ideal, but many other fabrics will work just as well. The fabric will need to be a minimum of 27 cm tall x 96 cm wide. Please also take into consideration your fabric pattern or weave, as you don’t want anything coming up squint when we create your lamp!

Please note, that this class will need 4 people to run. If the class is unsubscribed, the studio reserves the right to reschedule. You will be notified at least 4 days before the class if the class cannot run, and will have the option to be refunded in this instance.

Private parties:

At the moment, if you have a group of 4-6 people we can offer you a private workshop at no extra cost on a date that suits you, where available. Email the studio directly to discuss the private options

** Studio Safety Updates**

East Nook Studio is an inviting space with a friendly atmosphere and plenty of room to stretch out. There are bars and a café downstairs for those who wish to make an evening of it!

Based in the West Port of St Andrews, East Nook Studio can be found in the Maltbarn at 205b South Street.

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?

Everything you need to make your lampshade is included, plus tea and coffee and sometimes a glass of fizz!
If you would like to bring your own fabric, please read the information in the description for suitability and size.


Alana Peden at East Nook Studio


East Nook Studio, The Maltbarn
205 b South Street
St Andrews
KY16 9EF

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Christmas
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Hearing impaired
  • Hen dos
  • Mothers Day
  • Overseas Holiday
  • Romantic
  • School holiday workshops & activities
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers
  • UK Holiday


2 hours (7:00pm to 9:00pm)

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