to match the décor of every room in your house with
this innovative book. Learn how to tailor and pleat fabric,
decorate with trimmings and cover frames to produce professional-looking
creations you can be proud to display.
I have often fancied having a go at this but books covering
the topic are not numerous; therefore it is good to see this
one. I often wondered what you needed to buy to make them
and was pleasantly surprised, because apart from the frames
most of the items are the type of materials anybody owns already
if they sew. After a look at frame shapes and a list of what
you need this book has two main sections: tailored and pleated
shades. In each section there is an in-depth guide to the
core skills followed by several projects replete with easy
to follow staged photographs. Is it difficult? This is not
a book for a beginner to any type of sewing because you need
a good basic knowledge of how to use a machine etc but broken
down into manageable steps it is easier than I thought. It
is a craft that relies on precision and attention to detail
to get the fit right, but the results are very professional
and rewarding. Find out what materials to use, have a go with
some that you would not think ideal for lampshades but which
work well and use up lots of scraps with some fun effects.
Make loose covers and some of your own trimmings as well as
shades for a garden party using ribbon. Definitely one for
the keeper shelf.
If you cannot find a good range of lampshade making materials
locally try www.searchpress.com for a list of suppliers.
Lampshade making kits, shades and other items available from