Meet the Maker - Jasmine Yahkup

Welcome in to Club Tropicana, a place where lampshades are adorned in the wonderful and lush artwork of talented surface pattern student and designer, Jasmine Yahkup. By taking her designs and ideas back to her cultural roots and combining this with her a love of all things flora and fauna, her lampshades have a brightness and detailed tropical charm. Read on to to find out about Jasmine's inspiration... Hi there! How are you today and what’s are you working on at the moment? I’m good thanks, I’m currently working on a collection of prints and lampshades for my final project at University - I finish my degree in two weeks! My current collection is based around the concept of The Endangered &

Lampshade kit hack #2 - Rainbow Ribbon shade

If you are venturing out for daily exercise or essential food shopping seeing the array of rainbows emblazoned across the windows of nearly every house is a real heartwarming moment. The support for our keyworkers has been phenomenal and the rainbow is quickly becoming synonymous with a huge 'thank you' to those that deserve it most. Along the same theme, we've been playing with our Needcraft ribbon shade kit and came up with this creative and fun #lampshadehack. Our Ribbon shade kits is a clever variation on our usual lampshade making kits, wrapping vertical ribbons around the shade from top to bottom. By weaving the colours of the rainbows horizontally across the shade we've proudly creat

#memadeshade April Winner

It's been another month of fine #lockdown lampshades, and with more and more of you finding solace in creativity, we've had some fantastic entries for our #memadeshade April Instagram competition, using our Needcraft lampshade making kits. Your #memadeshades are brightening up our #wfh days, so keep them coming and you can find the details on how to enter the May competition below. And don't forget you can enter with any of kits, whether it's a drum, a coolie or a hexagon - they all count! This month's lucky winner of our £100 voucher to be spent at Dannells, is stunning bespoke interior shade. Made by Sam and Jenny of @se9_edwardian_terrace, who's Instagram follows the gorgeous journey of t