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#MakeWithDannells May Winner - Louisa Huntbach

Updated: Oct 9, 2023

Straight from her MA Surface Pattern Design collection, this bright, eye-catching 20cm lampshade made by @louisahuntbach is our May #MakeWithDannells winner, one of many designs featuring her beautifully drawn endangered animals.

Huge congratulations to Louisa, who's just about to include handmade lampshades in her new Etsy shop, and she'll be spending her £50 voucher on more lampshade making supplies at Everyone at Dannells wishes you the best of luck and can't wait to see the lampshades you make next!

Read on, to find out about @louisahuntbach's #MakeWithDannells wining entry.

Are you new to using Dannells lampshade making supplies, craft, and hobby products or are you a seasoned user?

I am a new user of the Dannells lampshade kits, using them in my studies to transfer the patterns I created on my Surface Pattern degree, onto products.

What can you tell us about the Dannells product(s) that you won the #MakeWithDannells May competition with?

I used the 20cm drum kit to create a small table lamp with my own fabric design and recycled glass bottle.

How would you describe your creative style?

Characterful designs that are bold and vibrant.

What was the inspiration behind your winning entry?

The winning design is part of a whole collection based on endangered animals. Designs are digitally printed to reduce chemical and water waste. Colours are inspired by colour theory research.

What is it that you like most about Dannells lampshade making supplies, craft, and hobby products?

Clear and easy instructions to follow when making the lampshades and easy to do on your own, plus a great range of sizes and shapes of lampshades.

How have Dannells products helped you develop your business?

I am only just starting out, but they help me to create products with my own designs and create products in the area of home interiors, where I am most passionate.

What other creative hobbies do you dabble in?

I also paint pet portraits for people and dabble in hand embroidery from time to time. One of the lampshades I created for my final undergraduate project, which included hand embroidery as well as print.

And finally, how will you be spending your £50 winning voucher?

On more lampshade kits to start up my business on Etsy.

Take a look at Louisa's range of hand-drawn prints, keyrings, and badges, inspired by nature's wonders on Etsy. Give her a friendly follow on her social too!

Instagram - @louisahuntbach

Enter our #makewithdannells competition

Simply share a photo of what you’ve created from our extensive range of Lampshade Making or Needcraft kits, our lampshade making supplies, or craft and hobby products, using #MakeWithDannells and the entry requirements below.

Every month one winner will WIN a £50 voucher to spend at AND be featured on our blog and social media - we can’t wait to see what you’re creating!

1. Follow us on Instagram or TikTok:

2. Snap a picture or video of your crafty creation made with Dannells products.

3. Share your photo or video on Instagram or Tiktok, use #MakeWithDannells, and include the Dannells products that you have used in your caption.

4. The more Likes you get the bigger the chance of winning, so don’t forget to share! We’ll announce a winner every month and offer a £50 voucher to be spent at


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