Combining her passion for clean and simple design and talent for detailed printing, Joanna of Lume Lighting creates lampshades that are nothing short of beautiful. Ranging from intricately patterned modern drums to ombre traditional shades, along with her fabulous new wooden pendant lights, Joanna has built up a successful lighting business. We go behind the scenes to find out about her creative influences, what her days look like and why she loves lampshade making! Hi there!
As a follow up to our recent post on our fabulous and creative laminated parchment papers, we’d like to introduce you to their perfect partner – Self Adhesive Textile Tapes. Primrose yellow, bottle green, blush pink and mid grey are just a few of the 35 colours (yep – you read right!) that our Self Adhesive Textile Tapes are available in, meaning whatever colour you’re looking for we’re bound to have it! Not only used to create a strong bond at the top and bottom of a parchme
It's great when you make or find a shade that fits all seasons, brightens up a corner and adds a touch of sophistication to your home too. July's #memadeshade winning lampshade ticks all of these boxes! Made by Neringa of @chantier.studio, the contrast circles of green, blue and yellow certainly make this shade pop. Huge congratulations Neringa and your £100 voucher to spend on our Dannells website is on it's way! Based in Lithuania, Neringa's passion for lampshade making has
We've loved helping you explore the many ways of expanding your business with our more practical Business Expertise and Advice for Makers posts, but what about learning from someone who's experienced and developed a successful homeware brand? Sian Elin has managed to do just that, by capitalising on her talents as a print designer, being stocked by and collaborating with high street stores, as well as receiving national press accolades and presenting lampshades on live TV. Wi
Our bottle lamp adaptors are a great way of enjoying your favourite spirit and making a table lamp, surely a winning combination? For today’s post we’ve taken this one step further and added a simple, but effective decorative touch to our handmade base using copper tape, more commonly seen in gardens as a defence against pests. Converting any bottle to a lamp is quick and easy using one of our bottle lamp adaptors leaving time for you to make up a bespoke lampshade making kit
Parchment lampshades are back! Offering a delicate, soft glow and holding plenty of possibilities for creativity, their natural feel fits well with many interior trends. Just a small step up in terms of skill from making one of our lampshade making kits in this post we'll introduce you to five types of parchment and tips on how to finish your parchment shades. The Story of Parchment Over the years lampshades have been made from many materials and parchments, although used pre
Lampshades can be everything from big and bold to small and subtle. They can be the eye catching focus of a room or a small detail that brings warmth or a twinkle of light to an indoor or outdoor space. With the height of summer upon us we’ve spotted three of our Professional Lampshade Makers embracing outdoor lighting with simple, but transformative twists on our Lantern Making Kits, so we thought why not share them with you? Eastern Glow Lauren of @juniper_and_spice, felt s
Bring bright bold colours to your summer dining with our fun and easy to make Stick It PVC cork coasters. As with all our Needcraft kits that use Stick It PVC, the coasters are totally customisable using your own choice of fabric. Better still the cool coasters can be made in under half an hour. We’ve opted for a colour popping fabric with a matching Chic Fabric Adhesive Tape edging. Whatever style you go for they would make a gorgeous gift for a friend, or simply sit back