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New Product - Dannells US Lampshade Making Kit Range

As our Needcraft Lampshade Making Kits hit American shores, to say we’re excited is an understatement! Already hugely popular in the UK and Europe, US customers will now be able to purchase our US Lampshade Making Kits directly from and we can’t wait to see what fabulous lampshades our state side customers will create!

For newbie American lampshade makers, we've ensured that everything you need to make up your first lampshade is in the box, leaving you to simply choose a stand out fabric or wallpaper for your outer shade covering. Whether it's a fabric that's being sat in your fabric stash or left overs from curtain or cushion making, as long as it's a woven fabric, you're ready to make your very own lampshade!

By converting our most popular sizes into imperial measurements, our US kits can now be purchased in single 8", 10", 12", 14", 16" and 18" kits and if you’re keen to make a pair of lampshades, Twin Packs, as pictured below are also available too.

US light fittings

Designed and manufactured in Britain, our US kits contain the same professional quality components and materials as our UK lampshade making kits, which equal any lampshade you'd find in a store. The US kits have the added bonus of working with three different light fittings - US, UK and Uno.

The US light fitting adaptor, included in the kit, makes the conversion to a US light fitting quick and easy so your lampshade will work with the US harp and finial system, as a table light. Or if you'd prefer to make a pendant lampshade to hang from the ceiling, the kit will also work with a either a spider fitting or the more common Uno light fitting.

Watch and Learn

Although our kits are extremely easy to make, we’ve created a You Tube video for our US Lampshade Making Kit.

Watch Sam, our in-house Lampshade Demonstrator, as she takes you step-by-step through the lampshade making process and shares her hints and tips for making beautiful, bespoke lampshades. You can pause whenever you need to or even make along with her!

Join our lampshade making community

If you're keen on perfecting your new hobby, then we have plenty of ways to help you get creative with our lampshade making kits. From hacks and tutorials, to making friends with other shade makers and even winning prizes, at Dannells we love nothing more than supporting our makers, so take a look at how you can get involved.

Blog - Take a detailed look at our blog, which is packed with educational resources, lampshade making tutorials, inspirational ideas, Meet the Maker interviews and much, much more for the newbie lampshade maker.

Lampshade Makers Facebook Group - with over 2,500 lampshade makers, join in the conversation with like minded people who love lampshade making.

Social media - check out our social media and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter.

#memadeshade Instagram Competition - Proud of your handmade lampshade? Why not enter out monthly #memadeshade competition and be in with a chance of winning £100 worth of goodie from

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