Map lampshades…

I’m at home with Arthur puppy today (just a bit poorly after a minor op). So I have finished off some lampshades for clients, but otherwise I plan to generally take it easy myself too (which is very rare!) I feel very lucky that I have the flexibility to be able to do what I do. To be honest, it’s a bit strange not having to go for a muddy dog walk this morning, but it won’t be long before he’s up and running again I’m sure.

So, it’s a good opportunity to post on here while Arthur is resting in his little t-shirt, (he hated the cone of shame!)

I made these lampshades using maps that showed a special area to my client, in France and in the UK. Maps are a really great choice for lampshades and always look really effective. They were neatly finished off with some pale blue bias binding on the top and bottom rings.

The tapered drum on the right was made using the old lampshade as a template – reusing the rings but cutting new PVC to give it a new lease of life.

Amazingly, you can buy a paper Ordnance Survey map based around a specific location, which can then be made into a lampshade at gilhoolie – have a look here.

They’d make a great present too – do get in touch if you have any questions or to order a lampshade.

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