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3 Shibori techniques for lampshades

If you haven’t tried shibori dying yet you really must, it is a beautifully simple technique using natural dye and the art …

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 …

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 …

textile designer

Artist spotlight- Jane Robinson – textile designer

Hi. I’m Jane Robinson, a textiles enthusiast working in stitched textiles and mixed media. I have loved fabric and stitch ever since …

book review

Free book giveaway! Get creative and learn a new skill.

How hard are you working? Do you deserve a hard-earned break from all the running around, Christmas preparations, sticking, sewing, trimming and …

handmade lampshades

Gosh and Absolutely explain how they sell their handmade lampshades

 The Gosh & Absolutely team give us the low-down on their handmade lampshades and what it’s like starting a business… Last year …

lampshade making

Needcraft’s lampshade making expert in Craftseller Magazine

We are delighted to have lampshade making Joanna Heptinstall featured in Craftseller’s online Magazine!     Joanna is a force to be …

Needcraft lampshade supplies blog Archie Mac London

Lampshade designer Archie mac London and her Camden Market installation!

We shared one of Robyn from Archie mac London‘s videos with you a while back… Remember? We told you she had a …

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Scottish lampshade designer tells us her business story

A bright, shiny light-filled Hello to you! I am Kirstie Seonaid MacKay, owner/designer/maker at UrbanRebel Design, a dynamic new design studio based …