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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 …

Meet the Maker – Jane Warren

This week we have the absolute pleasure of chatting to the doyenne of lampshade making, Jane Warren of The Lampshade Loft. Jane …

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 …

How to promote your lampshade making workshop

If you’ve got the lampshade making bug and have mastered your craft, it might be time to start thinking how you can …

Meet the Maker – Helen Round

This week we’re super excited to be  chatting with Helen Round, a British textile designer and print maker, who’s beautiful and classic …

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 …