Lampshade Making Workshop, Sunday 24th March 2019

The Edinburgh Remakery


The Edinburgh Remakery


The Edinburgh Remakery
127 Leith Walk, EH6 8NP


Mar 24 2019


12:00 - 15:00


£36 / £27

Lampshade Making Workshop, Sunday 24th March 2019

Turn a dated, damaged, or unloved lampshade into a beautiful centrepiece for your home in our 3-hour Lampshade Making workshop.

In this class you will learn how to expertly strip your old lampshade frame, clean it up to prepare it for your new cover, and remake it in a fabric and style of your own choice! You will learn valuable lampshade making techniques as well as gain skills which you can use to remake lampshades again and again at home.

Bring along your own material and tailor your new lampshade to a specific room in your home, or be adventurous and choose your material on the day from our wide range of stock at the Remakery.

We have some lampshades available to use for those who don’t have one or aren’t able to get one in time, but we encourage you to bring along your own – these can be bought cheaply at many charity shops throughout Edinburgh!

Please note, your shade must be a rigid sided shade (ie with the fabric on the outside bonded to a PVC cover) and not a soft sided shade (ie where the fabric is sewn onto a metal frame). Suitable shade types are drum, cone or oval shaped. If you choose a cone shaped shade you will create a bespoke template during the workshop, and drum and oval shades will use a rectangular panel of PVC which you will cut to size.

All tools and materials are provided as well as teas and coffees to fuel your creativity! If you would like to bring along your own fabric, please make sure you have a piece wide enough to wrap around your shade plus 2cm overlap (for round, oval or cone shades, you can calculate this by measuring the diameter of the shade x 3.15 +2), and as tall as the shade plus 10cm for positioning and tucking in (for example, if you want to make a 25cm diameter 20cm high shade, you will need a piece of fabric which is 81cm X 30cm).



Concessionary Discount Information 

Concession prices are applicable if you are a student, receiving benefits, unemployed, or over the age of 60. Proof of eligibility where possible will be required when attending the workshop.

Health and Safety

If you have any medical conditions which may affect your ability to carry out certain tasks within the workshop, then we advise that you seek advice from your GP prior to booking. Please also inform us of any medical conditions prior to the start of the workshop.

Workshop Cancellations, Changes, and Refunds

Should you wish to cancel or make any changes to your workshop booking then please phone us on 0131 629 9358.

You may cancel with a full refund five or more working days before the course or workshop start date. For cancellations made five or fewer working days before the event, no refund or changes to a booking can be made.

We may be able to offer you a place on an equivalent course or workshop instead of a refund if we are notified up to five working days before the course or workshop start date, and if there is availability.

In the event that a workshop is cancelled, we will offer you the choice to transfer your space to the next available workshop, a workshop of your choosing, or offer you a full refund. You will be informed of cancellations at least three days before the event.

Photography and Filming

We may at times record or photograph workshops for use in marketing and publications linked to the Edinburgh Remakery. Disruption of workshops will be kept to an absolute minimum. If you would like to know more, please email

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