Lampshade Making with Japanese Tenugui

What to Bring

  • Students don’t need to bring anything, just an enthusiastic attitude.

What to Wear

  • Casual

Lampshade Making with Japanese Tenugui

About This Class

What You Get

  • Lampshade making kits will be provided PLUS a range of beautiful Japanese Fabrics


Learn how to make your own drum lampshade with authentic Japanese Tenugui fabrics. The drum shades are 20cm or 25cm in diameter and can be 20cm or 30 cm high. This suits a small table lamp or a hanging pendant. We will provide all of the lampshade making materials and, and Nicole will guide you to make your lampshade as you choose from a selection of contemporary Japanese Tenugui fabric designs.

Bring a mate, bring a date or bring you mum! Everyone will enjoy a creative crafting afternoon and you will take your very own lampshade home.


I developed a passion for the crafting movement after leaving my career in the corporate world and was at home with young children. I started by teaching myself how to make lampshades, which lead me to running workshops from home. It was around this time that I was travelling to Japan and I was introduced to the Japanese craft and artisan culture. I started using Japanese Tenugui fabric for lampshade making because it was a novel way to work with beautiful patterns and designs without having any sewing skills! The rectangular cottons that come in a mesmerising array of designs are the perfects weight, texture and size to make small lampshades.

Hands On Workshop was started as a way of making the quality kits and materials I found there accessible to the wider craft community outside of Japan. We have textiles, leathercraft, linen aprons, tools and were adding new products to the online shop every month.

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