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What are your business goals for 2016?

Upholsterer & lampshade maker Joanna Heptinstall shares her 2016 business goals… What have you achieved in 2015 that you are proud of? I am proud to have set up (and now run) a professional diploma course in upholstery. What started out as a fun way to share my skills, has become a …

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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 …

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Lampshade Tutorial Part 1

I had the pleasure of conversing with the fabulous upholsterer and lampshade maker Joanna Heptinstall a while back and hearing all about what …

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Announcing Needcraft’s competition winner, Caron Ironside Design- Lampshade designer and screen printer!

Caron not only makes her own lampshades, cushions and more but prints her own Perthshire and 1950s inspired fabrics. Her designs have …

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The lampshade loft- competition runner up #5!

Jane Warren has been making lampshades for around 8 years and runs her small business, The Lampshade Loft, from home. Jane is …

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Lampshade designer Joanna Heppinstall wins a lampshade manufacturers pack as runner up #4 in our lampshade business in a box competition!

Extravagant, expertly made and jumping up to say ‘Hello’ Joanna’s lampshades leave their mark! Joanna works magic with fabric through upholstery and lampshade …

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Meeting Joanna!

One of our wonderful customers, Joanna Heptinstall is an upholsterer and lampshade maker who works from her own garden based studio in …

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