Lampshade Making

Lampshade Making
Lampshade Making
Lampshade Making
Lampshade Making
Lampshade Making
Lampshade Making

Lampshade Making

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Have fun creating your very own 30cm drum lamp shade as a ceiling pendant or a table lamp. Bring fabric to complement your interior scheme or we have a huge selection of fabric you can choose from (included in the price). 

You will only need a 35cm drop but the full width of the fabric. Please choose a flat surface fabric that doesn’t fray for your first project!
Just like cycling, once you have learnt how to make a lampshade, you will never forget!

Easy step-by-step instructions are available and you will also be able to purchase lampshade packs so you can make more at home!

 "Thank you again for guiding us through the workshop on Saturday. We had a brilliant time" Lisa (workshop attendee)

Planning a party? We love parties! Let’s talk. Call us on 01442 874356

 🍰 Enjoy tea, coffee, and cake (one of Gill’s famous homemade cakes baked in the Hospice kitchen).

Frequently Asked Questions:

Where: Returned to Glory. Unit 5 Northbridge Rd, Berkhamsted HP4 1EH

Parking: You can park on Northbridge Road but we also have parking at the back of Returned to Glory.

What size lampshade will I be making: You will make the most beautiful 30cm diameter drum lampshade. This will fit most table lamp bases.

Can I make a ceiling lamp instead?: Of course, the technique is the same but you will need to let your tutor know as the fabric will need positioning in a different way.

What will I need to bring: This is the perfect opportunity for you to coordinate your lamp shade to your home. So please bring a drop of fabric at least 30cm deep and the full width of the fabric. If you are not working on a particular colour scheme and just want to learn to make a shade, then we have plenty of fabrics in store for you to choose from, please drop in earlier so you can choose at your leisure. Prices start from £5.00

What type of fabric can I use: Anything that is flat to the touch. Ideally not too thick either. Any embroidery will give poor results as it won’t adhere to the template completely.
Be kind to yourself and don’t choose something that frays too much. That will be for when you have fine-tuned your skills.

What is provided in the workshop: You will be given a 30cm drum template to work with. Trust us, you will be amazed by the results!

Will I be able to make more shades at home: we are stocking 30cm drum templates in store so you can keep making more at home. We also have a pretty good selection of ready-made lampshades if you prefer a quick fix.

Will I need to take notes: You will receive a detailed information sheet but please feel free to make notes too.

What if I can’t make it on the day: please let us know as soon as possible if you are not able to attend. We will then endeavour to fit you into another workshop or give you a credit note to be redeemed against other workshops. Refunds are at our discretion.

I would like to organise a party of friends to attend: We love parties so please call Returned to Glory on 01442 874356 and we'll discuss your plans.

What if I forget things, will I be able to speak to someone after the workshop: You are never alone. Our expert lampshade makers might not be in every day but we will put you in touch and they will be more than delighted to help you out.

Can I join the team of volunteers: We will welcome you with open arms. Just let one of our team know and we will get the process rolling.

Where do the proceeds of this workshop go: Please be reassured that all profits go to support the incredible work that our colleagues do at the Hospice of St Francis!

Shopping with us does good. From re-used packaging and unique products that support local businesses to having a huge impact on people managing, or recovering from life-limiting illness.

Our care takes many forms and our professional team plus dedicated, trained volunteers care for people with a wide range of illnesses including cancer, motor neurone disease, dementia, heart disease, lung disease and neurological illness.

ALL profits from our website go towards providing this support at the Hospice of St Francis.

Thank you for shopping with us.

From our customers


"Thank you so much for running a fab workshop.  Both of us loved it and are definitely up for more workshops in the future."


"Thank you again for guiding us through the workshop on Saturday.
We had a brilliant time"

Lisa C

"I really enjoyed the course and was pleased with the table I painted as a first attempt."


"Thankyou for a lovely workshop this morning.  We really enjoyed it and feel ready to tackle the projects in our home. "

Adrienne and Les

“Thank you so much for your patience today with the endless questions from this novice painter. I am delighted with the table for my new house and cant wait to move now and get other pieces done."

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