Lampshades

Lampshade restoration – before, during and the end result…

I finished restoring my big empire lampshade today and I thought I'd put some photos on here to show the before - when it was a really tired, ugly lampshade I discovered in the back room of a local antique shop. To during - from binding the rings and struts to pinning the fabric to… Continue reading Lampshade restoration – before, during and the end result…

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Streetly stitch? Never heard of it!…

Well, I hadn't until ten days ago. It's a stitch used a lot in making hand-stitched lampshades and now I have finished making my first one, I can (almost) streetly stitch like a pro! I attended the second day of the bespoke lampshade course at Homemade London on Sunday and I have only just recovered.… Continue reading Streetly stitch? Never heard of it!…

Creative Courses · Lampshades · Sewing projects

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 It’s good to learn something new…