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Introducing Ros and her Papershades

Happy Christmas my lovelies! How was yours? Are you full to the brim with festive cuisine, cracker jokes and a little too …

Louis Comfort Tiffany, one of the most famous names in lamp design.

This week we bring you guest blogger Rachel, co-owner of Gosh! & Absolutely, a wonderful shop on Plymouth’s historic Barbican selling a selection …

Bespoke Metal lampshades

The world of lampshades is full of surprises and this is one we came across recently… Excell Metal Spinning Ltd no less! What …

Learn Natural Dying Techniques with Botanical Inks

 This week I am bringing you something a little different, I know many of you love to work wonders with cloth, whether …

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 …

Beautiful free-motion embroidery

I’m thrilled to bring you the colourful, intricate and cheerful free-motion embroidery of Picpacnaddywak. Every now and then I spot one of their stunning …

Lampshade designer Kate Hollowood, selected as a finalist for the Etsy UK awards in the new talent category!

  Vote for Kate! Voting ends on 6th June! Kate handcrafts her lighting to order from her studio in Leamington Spa.  The …

PicpacNaddywak and her intricate free motion embroidery

  PicpacNaddywak designs and creates free hand embroidery products. Being a mum to 4 children I find myself busy all the time, …

Solo businesswoman, Lisa Lampshades

My ‘lampshade journey’ has seen me go from an enthusiastic amateur crafter to a solo businesswoman. Although selling is not (and never …