Harris Tweed lampshades…

I have always loved Harris Tweed so was delighted when a client in Birmingham asked me to use some to make two very big and two small lampshades to fit bases they had purchased from Loaf.com. The fabric is about as thick as you'd want to go for a lampshade (you really need to consider... Continue Reading →

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Lampshade challenge…

Lampshade making is not always easy. Mostly because they come in all shapes and sizes; not just the simple, straightforward drum shape. Sometimes a client has an existing lampshade they want recovering and sometimes they just have a frame that they want to see transformed into a beautiful light source. [Recovering, by the way, isn't... Continue Reading →

Not on the high street…

I love lined drum lampshades. They just look so neat, professional and finished with no hint of PVC showing. Not only that, they also look beautiful when lit as the pattern on the inside shines through faintly. It takes a little more time and patience to make them but well worth it in the end.... Continue Reading →

Lunch is for wimps…

I have to be honest, I've found it a bit hard getting back into things after the summer holidays (hang on, it's Autumn now, right?!) but this week feels like a turning point. Yesterday I had a lovely day making a bespoke comic book lampshade for a client who had seen my Tintin ones on... Continue Reading →

My lampshade obsession continues…

Since I attended the amazing bespoke lampshade course at Homemade London I've been itching to find an old lampshade to restore and bring back to life. Well, last week I was happily wandering in and out of shops in a town near me, when I stumbled across this old lamp base and shade in an... Continue Reading →

It’s good to learn something new…

I had the best day yesterday on the first part of the bespoke lampshade course at Homemade London. It is being run by Angela Constantinou from Cocoon Home who is lovely; a brilliant teacher who is passionate about sewing and making lampshades. I really had no idea how traditional lampshades were made but after reading... Continue Reading →

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