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How to make the perfect table lamp

Exciting news! We have teamed up with Karen from Kettle of Fish Designs to bring you an inspiring post showing you how to make the perfect table lamp using a lampshade kit and lamp base. Kettle of Fish Designs create wonderfully artistic and stylish lampshades drawing inspiration from museum cabinets, junk shops, urban …

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3 Shibori techniques for lampshades

If you haven’t tried shibori dying yet you really must, it is a beautifully simple technique using natural dye and the art of manipulating cloth to create beautiful patterns. Each piece is unique and the magic is in the unfolding to reveal your masterpiece. It really is like magic! We …

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Dannells meets Lisa Wilmhurst of Mobilampshades

Dannells competition entrant Lisa Wilmhurst of Mobilampshades tells us her business tips and warnings! We first ‘met’ Lisa of Mobilampshades a year ago when she entered our competition to win £250 worth of lampshade making supplies. Lisa’s cheerful mobile lampshades really caught our eye here at Dannells, what an ingenious …

3 Craft blogs you should know about

Oh Joy! This is such a lovely blog/ shop/ website, jam-packed with beautiful, fun and interesting content based around food, fashion and design with lovely how-to videos and mini project ideas. If you like colourful and cheery this is the blog for you.  The Oh Joy! founder Joy Cho, has also …

An insider view from interior designer Susannah Acland

Providing the finishing touches As an Interior Designer, I am always keen to provide my clients with the perfect finishing touches to their scheme.  Whichever room in their home we are working on, ambient lighting can make all the difference to the look and feel.  This is where lamps come …

6 Step guide to painting wooden furniture

Give your furniture a new lease of life with our 6 step guide to painting wooden furniture. Be sure to sand your surface first. This is very important as it prepares the surface by creating a textured edge that the paint can stick to. If you miss this stage out your …

Four quick bedroom hacks

1: Pick a happy colour This is your room, so select colours that make you feel clam and relaxed. Neutral shades are recommended for the ultimate in serenity as vibrant tones seek to stimulate. If you do want to use a bright colour, use it as a single accent, toning …

How to make a lantern

Make your own lantern in under 30 minutes with our easy and fun Needcraft kit Simply buy your kit from us and follow …

Take more risks and make what you love!

Dawn from Girl Friday is a prolific free motion embroiderer! Busying away in her studio she makes freehand machine embroidered gifts for all …

How do you style your studio?

Creating the right work space is crucial to a productive, inspired and fulfilling day. How do you style yours? Today we are …

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