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Dannells Library, Resources and Lampshade Courses

Updated: Dec 11, 2023

Whether you’re making your first or your fiftieth lampshade, our new Dannells Library is packed with learning resources to support your lampshade making adventures! From photo pictorial instructions and knowledge-based PDFs to our range of brochures and flyers, each is designed to increase your lampshade making knowledge and skills.

And if you’re a visual learner, simply pick from our step-by-step YouTube tutorials in our Dannells Library, to make in real-time a Needcraft Lampshade or Craft Kits with our professional demonstrator, Sam. Alternatively, use our new Workshop Directory function, to find a face-to-face or online lampshade making workshop, course, or tutor, in any part of the UK. Read on to find out how our resources can help you make fantastic handmade lampshades!

Brochures and Flyers

Whether you're wanting to increase to your curtain and blind-making business, want to simply check out our extensive range of lampshade making products, or be inspired by a snap shot of interviews with our talented lampshade makers, our Brochures and Flyers have it all!



Needcraft Kit Instructions

Lost the instruction sheet from your kit? Or want to take a sneak peek at how to make a Needcraft Lampshade Making or Craft Kit? Our PDF instructions walk you through how to make each one of our kits, with practical tips included, to make sure the end results are the best they can be! Each instruction sheet also lets you know what other tools you’ll need to get started – the answer being very little!


With education as their foundation, our handy and informative PDF Guides cover the more technical aspects of lampshade making, with a particular focus on lampshade fittings explaining how our Lampsahde Making Kits with UK, EU, and US lamp holders.

And should you be looking to branch out into teaching your own lampshade making workshops, we’ve added to our Dannells Library our Teaching Notes for virtual lampshade making.

Video Tutorial Library

To help you to get the best from our range of Needcraft Lampshade Making Kits, our range of short YouTube videos offer you hints, tips and creative ideas to help you master lampshade making and put your creative ideas into practice.

Covering everything from drum lampshades through to our more unusual shapes, such as our rounded square corned and hexagonal kits through to table lamps and floor lamps, our lampshade making expert Sam will talk you through stage by stage how to create the perfect lampshade for your home, as a gift or for your lampshade making business.

Workshop Directory

Are you keen to learn how to make a bespoke lampshade? Look no further than our NEW Dannells Workshop Directory where you can find expert lampshade makers from across the UK, who run lampshade-making workshops and courses.

Simply click on the pins on our Dannells Workshop Directory map and see what workshops and courses are available in your geographical area, then contact the workshop host to book your place!


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