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Fringe benefits

If you hear the word fringing and think of your Gran’s 1970’s velour sofa, think again! Fringing is packing a punch in …

Playing with lampshade sizes and shapes

The beauty of learning the skill of making your own lampshade is that the world is your oyster. Whether you’re using a …

Social media for your craft business from industry expert Fiona Pullen

Do you want to craft an authentic social media presence but feel unsure how to? Fiona Pullen, founder of one of the …

Children’s bespoke lampshade by Three Bear Prints

With Mother’s day around the corner, Marliese Richmond of Three Bears Prints, shares with us the process of capturing special children’s drawings …

Vote for Needcraft, ‘best British craft brand’!

  VOTE HERE! Recently nominated for Best British Brand at the prestigious Craft Business awards 2019, Needcraft is a range of creative …

How to cut handmade lampshade panels like a pro!

We asked our Lampshade making group what they use to cut PVC lampshade panels and this is what they said… Good old-fashioned …

How does a shade carrier work?

How does a shade carrier work?

What is a shade carrier and how does it work? We know that not all of you know how to use a …

Whiteleys Retreat

Whiteleys Retreat DIY SOS

It’s amazing what can be created with a bit of ingenuity and a few willing helpers. Natasha Marshall, designer and co-founder of Natasha …

Jane Warren_Dannells_Lampshade making tips

Lampshade making tips: How to tuck fabric around the rings on a drum lampshade

Do you get frustrated with bulky and unsightly fabric around the top and bottom rings (rolled edge) of your handmade drum or …