Whirly Crochet Mandala - FREE pattern download

Creativity can be applied to everything if you try hard enough and this bright, Whirly Crochet Mandala proves just that! Made from one of our plain 30 cm Lampshade rings, Jenny Conduit, Editor of Crochet Now magazine, used her talent and knowledge for crochet to turn four fun coloured cotton yarns into this sunny crochet wall hanging - great for brightening up a blank wall space! Ideal for beginner or intermediate crocheters, you can download Jenny's FREE Crochet pattern below and from just four 50 gram balls of cotton or acyrlic yarn make this gorgeous mandala. We used Scheepjes Catona, a 100% mercerised cotton that comes in no less than 109 colours! Whirly Mandala FREE PATTERN DOWNLOAD An

Super Drum Parakeet Shade by Three Bear Prints

If you're looking for a true 'centre piece' shade, Marliese Richmond of Three Bears Prints might just have the answer. In the second of our series of lampshade collaborations, Marliese took on the challenge of making one of our largest shades. By using 70 cm diameter rings and our Fabric Printing Service she created bespoke fabric featuring the fantastic parakeets. To add extra drama, Marliese also used Dannells Stick-It ® Silver Brushed Self-Adhesive Lampshade PVC, to create of a silver shade interior. The combination of the shade size, interior and fabric design create a real wow factor! When making up her large scale lampshade, Marliese knew it would be much easier with someone else to he

Meet the Maker - Poppet Retro

Catering for every taste, our fabulous lampshade makers use their passions and skills to make our lampshade making products sing - and Poppet Retro is no different. Ali, Poppet Retro's founder, takes her passion for all things vintage and her love of sourcing original vintage fabrics and trims to create stylish, one of kind midcentury lampshades. Her enthusiasm has even lead her to create her own beautiful hand turned wooden lamps. Let's find out what floats Poppet Retro's creative boat... Hi there, How are you today and what’s on your workbench? I am good! Quite busy at the moment which is nice. On my workbench today will be some orders I got in over the weekend, lampshades, cushion covers

How to run your own Virtual Lampshade Workshop

So, as some of you may know we love to make a YouTube tutorial video, but we took it one step further and hosted our very first LIVE YouTube Virtual Lampshade Making Workshop, which we think was a real success. Thanks to everyone who managed to tune in and we hope you enjoyed it! Here is a link to our Workshop Recording on YouTube - click here! It was the second time that we ventured into the virtual workshop world. The first was via Zoom in April, making up our 30cm drum lampshade making kit and this time we decided to showcase our double-sided lampshade making PVC. We wanted to share our experience of setting up, promoting and creating our virtual workshop, along with what equipment you'l

Lampshade Kit Hack #3 – Making a wallpaper lampshade

Our Lampshade kits are not only for beautiful fabrics. Making your own bespoke lampshades from scratch using wallpaper is easy to achieve, with the right know how and a couple of easy #hacks. Whether you simply use off cuts left over from papering your room, or want to use an eye-catching wallpaper for lampshades to sell in your retail collection, working with the vertical pattern of wallpaper needs a little thinking through to get a professional finish. In the second of our #lampshadehack series we’ll take you through how to do just that, in our step by step tutorial below. You can, of course, use wallpaper horizontally across your shade and for tips on how to do this after step 2, you can

#memadeshade May winner

May has brought a month of much needed sunshine, but that's not the only light that's been shining! You've wowed us again with your #memadeshades of all shapes and sizes from our Needcraft lampshade making kits. And after a month of the outdoor inspiration, it seems the iconic bees have your votes and May's talented winner is @edavisonarcher.art, who wins a £100 voucher to be spent at Dannells. Her winning screenprinted #memadeshade is just one of the many stylish hand designed products Ellie makes, which you can find at www.elliedavidsonarcher.co.uk. Ellie also made an Insta video of her making her shade, which you can see here. We picked up a 'top tip', by watching - hanging your taped rin