Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Need Some Light Relief?

Because our morning lampshade making workshop is nearly full*, we're delighted to be adding a second workshop in the afternoon.

Price of $155 per person includes everything you need to make and take home your own professional-standard rolled-edge lampshade (except fabric**), and a delicious country-style afternoon tea.

**Fabric - you can either bring your own (we'll provide a detailed info sheet when you register, outlining suitable fabric requirements) OR you can purchase from a variety of beautiful designer remnants in the Rapt Upholstery showroom in Jamberoo either beforehand or on the day. (You can also pre-order by visiting the showroom well ahead of time and choosing from a huge selection of sample fabrics from fabric houses throughout Australia, and around the world).

For more info please feel free to contact me through the Contact page, or better still head to our online shop where full details, and tickets, are available.

*We've also just added a 'lunchless' option to our morning workshop. The price including lunch for the AM workshop is $180/per person; without lunch $155.00.

Thursday, 22 September 2016


I'm delighted to finally be able to announce our first* workshop - LAMPSHADE MAKING.
For full details and registration, head to our online store:

In summary:
When: Sunday 23rd October 2016, 10am - 2pm
Where: Jamberoo Youth Hall
Who:  Taught by the multi-talented Julie Hillier (Ministry of Handmade) who is travelling all the way from Brisbane for this. Julie has a professional teaching and design background and is passionate about sharing her skills in all things handmade.
What: participants will learn how to make a drum (or empire) lampshade in their choice of fabric.  
Included: All materials (except fabric) and tools are supplied. And... because being creative is such hungry thirsty work, we're keeping you well-fed and watered with not only a country-style morning tea, but a scrumptious light lunch to follow (catering by well-known and loved local foodie Lee van de Haar).
Duration:  Workshop 3 hours, plus lunch 1hour
Fabric: BYO fabric, or you can pre-order from a huge selection of designer furnishing fabrics in the Rapt showroom, or you can purchase from a selection which will be available on the day at a fraction of their RRP.
Options: When you register we'll send a detailed info sheet outlining fabric requirements if you're bringing your own, plus all the options you'll have on day, which include various sizes and upgrades from the standard drum lampshade we'll be teaching.
A range of DIY lampshade kits will be available to purchase on the day so you can practise your new-found skills at home. (These also make terrific gifts for crafty people).
Giveaways: There will also be some great giveaways on the day! 

Hope we'll see you there! (any questions? don't hesitate to ask - raptups(at)me(dot)com)

(*Many more workshops, on different topics, are planned for future - watch this space!)

Friday, 2 September 2016

Spring is Sprung!

A great job to herald in Spring - full reupholstery of this well-loved little chair, using a gorgeous floral linen from James Dunlop Textiles. Because of the huge pattern repeat no two sections of the chair had the same design - it was great fun working it all out.