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Would you make your first handmade lampshade a whopper like this?

Just look at this huge lampshade! Made by a professional, right? NO, Wrong! Made as a first attempt by this brave couple from Ayrshire. Why start so big I hear you ask? Stewart and Beverley were having so much trouble finding a lampshade that would sit over their chandelier and were about to give …

Dannells Fairy Lights

GIVEAWAY! 3 sets of fairy lights to be won

We are feeling the festive spirit already and giving away 3 sets of fairy lights from our range of LED lights! Head to our Facebook page ‘Needcraft‘ to enter.


3 of our favourite blog posts on running your handmade business

With so much information out there it’s overwhelming! We’ve gathered three of our top posts offering invaluable advice on different aspects of running your handmade business.  

5 Favourite fairy light ideas

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How to measure a lampshade

How to measure a lampshade

Follow these simple steps to learn how to measure a lampshade correctly If you have a lampshade you need to measure in order to find another the same or a similar size, these are the measurements you’ll need to make. A tape measure, paper and pen are all you need …

New Lampshade Kit sizes! From 15cm up to 1m. We’ve got you covered

Introducing our new drum lampshade kit sizes. 15cm & 25cm diameter now available. This gorgeous little shade was made by Claudine from Iron_Lamb. Claudine can usually be found making gorgeous crochet items. Check out her Instagram here. See if you can spot the crochet dream-catcher she made using our craft supplies …

How to make a bottle lamp

DIY bottle lamp tutorial. Learn how to make a bottle lamp with this easy to use adaptor. No drilling needed! There’s so much room …

Dannells craft kits. DIY and craft ideas

Win a craft kit with The Sewing Directory!

Have you heard of The Sewing Directory? Founded by Fiona Pullen in 2010 The Sewing Directory was started to make it easier …

Art Hoppers and Y3 at Morningside school_Alice's adventures in Wonderland3

Lighting installation by Y3 pupils

Students transform their dining hall into wonderful Wonderland with the help of Art Hoppers. Creativity was certainly flowing in this latest project …

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