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How to apply Vinyl Covering to a lampshade

If you’ve made lampshades before or even if you’re just starting out as a lampshade maker, it’s easy to see that the …

Top 5 household tools for making lampshades

Although our Needcraft lampshade making kits contain everything you need to make a super professional looking shade, we’ve rounded up five useful …

Go geo! Make a hexagonal shade

Making your own lampshades, means you can avoid the predictability of what the high street has to offer, but also bring a …

Luxurious lampshade making – hints and tips for using luxury fabrics

If you’ve ever owned a luxurious dress, blouse or shirt made from a special or fine fabric you’ll know it needs a …

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 …

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 …

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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 …

Finishing touches for making the perfect handmade lampshade

You’ll wish you knew about these years ago! Luckily for you, we have access to hundreds of lampshade makers (738 and counting!) …