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Lampshade finished

sewmuchmore

Lampshade finished
« on: April 26, 2017, 17:48:09 PM »
Finished at last, i have been making this on and off for the last 2 months and managed to get it finished today.
It's not easy being this perfekt

Janet

Efemera

Re: Lampshade finished
« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2017, 20:38:36 PM »
Lovely..it's given the push I need... I've got one to start

Holly Berry

Re: Lampshade finished
« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2017, 21:22:06 PM »
I remember as a child helping my Mum bind the frame of lampshades, she made loads.

I've fancied making some myself, but have not managed to find proper frames, they all seem to be the ones that have a solid frame and not the kind that you can bind and attach the fabric too.
Procrastination get behind me 

Lowena

Re: Lampshade finished
« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2017, 21:57:50 PM »
I think that's lovely  <3
Triumph of hope over experience :D

Catllar

Re: Lampshade finished
« Reply #4 on: April 28, 2017, 12:57:21 PM »
Beautiful!
If life gives you lemons, add to gin and tonic !


Lilian

Re: Lampshade finished
« Reply #5 on: April 28, 2017, 20:54:44 PM »
That's gorgeous!  :)
Willing but not always able :)


Lincoln hobbit

Re: Lampshade finished
« Reply #6 on: May 01, 2017, 08:05:42 AM »
That looks lovely. I've never even tried anything like this, but I do need lots of lamp shades for my new house and I had considered trying to make at least one. I have the low energy bulbs so can you use any material? And can you paint onto the fabric? This may sound basic but any help would be lovely. Thanks

Iminei

Re: Lampshade finished
« Reply #7 on: May 01, 2017, 13:15:53 PM »
Our local, local emporia (CottonMoon in Blandford) sell lampshade kits...so they are out there...

They look lovely made up with some of the gorgeous craft fabrics available.

The Imperfect Perfectionist sews again


UttaRetch

Re: Lampshade finished
« Reply #8 on: May 01, 2017, 13:46:01 PM »
Beautiful fabric, but isn't upside down?
The beatings will continue until morale improves.

Iminei

Re: Lampshade finished
« Reply #9 on: May 01, 2017, 16:33:23 PM »
Possibly.... but than again maybe the lampshade is upside down ???
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Lantana

Re: Lampshade finished
« Reply #10 on: May 01, 2017, 18:54:33 PM »
That's really stunning Sewmuchmore! Did you make the actual fabric yourself? I'm really pleased I clicked on this link now .... a really special make. <3

:vintage:
Feeling the fear and doing it anyway .... er sometimes!

sewmuchmore

Re: Lampshade finished
« Reply #11 on: May 02, 2017, 17:47:04 PM »
That's really stunning Sewmuchmore! Did you make the actual fabric yourself? I'm really pleased I clicked on this link now .... a really special make. <3

:vintage:

The panels are all individually made by layering bits of chiffon between 2 pieces of water soluble stabaliser, one of which had the outline of the pattern drawn onto it. I then free machined around the pattern and edges of the panels, washed away the stabaliser and then using a mini soldering iron cut away some of the fabric (you can probably see some of the burn marks!). I put the panels onto an existing lampshade for stability and then hand stitched them all on with the cord.
It's not easy being this perfekt

Janet

sewmuchmore

Re: Lampshade finished
« Reply #12 on: May 02, 2017, 17:49:42 PM »
Beautiful fabric, but isn't upside down?
It looks as if the pattern goes up then down in a sort of stripe, this would drive me nuts looking at it.
It's not easy being this perfekt

Janet

sewmuchmore

Re: Lampshade finished
« Reply #13 on: May 02, 2017, 18:01:54 PM »
That looks lovely. I've never even tried anything like this, but I do need lots of lamp shades for my new house and I had considered trying to make at least one. I have the low energy bulbs so can you use any material? And can you paint onto the fabric? This may sound basic but any help would be lovely. Thanks

See this for painting on lampshades http://www.remodelaholic.com/hand-painted-lamp-shade-tutorial/
and this book is really useful
book
It's not easy being this perfekt

Janet

Lantana

Re: Lampshade finished
« Reply #14 on: May 02, 2017, 23:22:05 PM »
The panels are all individually made by layering bits of chiffon between 2 pieces of water soluble stabaliser, one of which had the outline of the pattern drawn onto it. I then free machined around the pattern and edges of the panels, washed away the stabaliser and then using a mini soldering iron cut away some of the fabric (you can probably see some of the burn marks!). I put the panels onto an existing lampshade for stability and then hand stitched them all on with the cord.

You've made a wonderful job of it! I thought it looked a bit like the pictures I'd seen in 'experimental embroidery' type books so thought you must have made it yourself.  :) Even more impressed now!

:vintage:
Feeling the fear and doing it anyway .... er sometimes!