Print your own lampshade using our Fabric Printing Service

Making your lampshade almost definitely leads to something unique, but have you ever thought about adding an extra personal touch by designing your own fabric for you shade too? Our in-house Fabric Printing Service means your designs can made up into three quality types of fabrics, to suit our standard sized lampshade panels making the converting your designs. Maybe you're a designer who wants to add a new product line to your range? Or a lampshade maker who wants to add value to their shades with bespoke fabrics? Either way we can print your designs onto either velvet, linen or polytextile - find out more about each fabric below. Polytextile The most economic and the ideal choice for lightw

Unicorn gold lined lampshade by Three Bears Prints

Unicorns are here to stay! A trend that has pervaded everything from children's and adult fashions, to toys to homewares, unicorns are a symbol of a fantasy and magic. For our third lampshade tutorial in our series from Marliese of Three Bear Prints, she's taken this fantastical and mythical beast as the signature design for a fun shade for a child's bedroom. By adding a gold brushed Stick it PVC inner, the lampshade emits a soft glow when lit bringing an ethereal and magical quality to the room - something we think every child will love! Sharing her design tips for creating the fabric and for making up the shade, read on for Marliese's full tutorial. What you need to make your gold interior

You Tube Hexagon lampshade tutorial

If you missed our You Tube Live lampshade making workshop on Saturday, we had a lot of fun demonstrating how to make a Hexagon Lampshade Kit in real time to lots of keen lampshade makers. Thanks for watching if you managed to tune in! If you missed this, you can catch the video, filmed live from our Demonstrator Sam's home, on our You Tube channel, along with plenty of other lampshade making tutorials. There's nothing we love more than showing and sharing hints and tip for our kits and we thought it was high time we showcased our fabulously modern Hexagon Lampshade Making Kit just a little more. Not often seem on the high street, by making up one of our hexagon lampshade you'll really have

Eco Lamp video tutorials with Jules of the Haines Collection

Our resident Eco Hero, Jules Haines of the Haines Collection (read all about Jules here) loves a quick easy up-cycled transformation. Looking to brighten up her home desk and add a dash of contrasting interiors chic, Jules decided on using one of her recycled interiors fabrics to make these stunning matching empire shades and she didn't stop there! Picking a classic wooden June table lamp base from our range of wooden table lamp bases, and using left over paint from a kitchen project, Jules made coordinating lamp bases for her shades to proudly sit on. One eco desk transformation complete! What you'll need to make Jules' Eco Office Lamps 2 x 25cm Empire lampshade making kits June wooden lamp

#memadeshade June Winner

It's been another bumper month for our Instagram #memadeshade competition and it seems that staying at home has definitely released some inner creativity making our Needcraft lampshade making kits into some proper beauties! This month the #memadeshade title goes to this fabulous bamboo print cone shade made by Carolyn of @owlandcatinteriors, who wins our monthly prize of a £100 voucher to be spent at Dannells. With an equally good eye for a shades and lamp bases alike - who wouldn't love her fantastic chalkware boat base in their home - we find out more about her shade making skills and passion... Can you tell us a little bit about yourself? We moved from the heart of Glasgow City Centre and

Lampshade Designer Service – Creating the perfect bespoke sized shade

Making your home just the way you want it involves lots of personal choices, editing and those little joys of finding just right colour of vase or the thrill of finding the perfect texture on a cushion - but how do you go about deciding what size of lampshade to choose? To help you spend less time on working out your shade size and more time on choosing your fabric (let’s face it that’s the really fun bit we all enjoy!) we’ve put together our top tips on how to pick the right shade size and how to create it yourself. From style and size tips, to creating a unique sized shade with our new game changing software or simply replacing an old shade like for like, read on! Before you start here’s a

Meet the Maker - Bridget Arnold

Bridget Arnold wears many artistic hats, but has found that foraging in nature's hedgerows on the Granite Trail, provides her with all of the creative materials and inspiration she needs! Crafting her striking sun printed fabrics, Bridget cleverly uses earthy colours, to capture the plant's naturally intricate detail on her shades which are beautifully brought to life by light. We catch up with Bridget to find out more on her creative life. Hi there! How are you today and what’s on your workbench? I've been busy printing some material for making a cow parsley Lampshade. How do you start the design process and where do you get your design inspiration? My inspiration comes from the plants I fi