How to make a mini lampshade garland for Spring

Clear your mind and get creative - that’s our new mantra. In these unusual times we couldn’t think of anything better than letting your mind focus on making and getting the reward and satisfaction of making something from scratch. Using scraps or fat quarters of pretty spring fabric, off cuts of Stick it lampshade PVC and a few simple steps, you’ll find this mini lampshade garland comes together in no time. It’s even something you could even make with the kids at the weekend or as a creative home schooling activity, to while the hours away. We’ve made ours with a 10 LED light set, but you could go crazy and make one with a 100 lights and mini shades! And why not? What you’ll need to make yo

Meet the maker - Studio Pinnock

This week we delve deep into the creative world of Studio Pinnock, who’s intricate lino printed cityscapes and hand-drawn seascape lampshades have captured our hearts. Emma shares her artistic process, how she started making lampshades and talks us through how she transforms a simple sketch into her stunning range of monochrome shades. Passionate about a good cuppa, Emma clearly loves living the creative life and he work makes us want to look up at architecture more…and escape to the seaside! Hi there! How are you today and what’s on your workbench? I am good today thank you for asking, just back from some time away at home in Gateshead. I am currently working on Newcastle/Gateshead lampsha

#Memadeshade February Winner

We're super excited about how our #memadeshade Instagram competition has captured your imaginations throughout February and we've loved seeing every one of the fantastic shades you've made and entered. But there can only be one winner and this month Louise of @sewingdaze has won our whopping 70 cm shade kit! Keen to find out more about Louise and her shade making adventures we were lucky enough to have a chat with our very first #memadeshade winner... Congratulations! You’re our February #memadeshadewinner Can you tell us a little bit about yourself and the crafting that you do? I’ve been crafting since I was 7 and absolutely love having an outlet to relax and have a bit of self care. It’s s