Illuminate your home décor with Handmade Lampshades. This inspiring, tantalizing project book shines a light on the most artistic, well made, innovative, and beautiful lampshades you can now make yourself. Bursting with 750 gorgeous photographs to spark your creativity, as well as a multitude of tried-and-true tips and ideas, Handmade Lampshades features 16 contemporary projects presented in useful step-by-step tutorials. The tutorials make it easier than you would ever imagine! In addition to the huge, pictorial lampshade gallery, which will fuel your own ideas, Handmade Lampshades provides comprehensive techniques you need to know to construct stunning lampshade designs that are fundamentally sound.
You’ll learn how to:
- Create a soft-sided lampshade using hand stitching, hand stitching and glue, or machine stitching
- Apply laminated PVC to create a drum shade, pleating, and balloon linings
- Avoid the cost of a shop-bought lampshade and create something equally, if not more beautiful, as well as totally unique
- PLUS, there’s a detailed chapter dedicated solely to the different techniques you’ll need to know in order to make a fabric lampshade for yourself
Create a stunning focal point for any room in your home. A striking lampshade can spark an entire look for a bedroom, office, or family room. And the fact that you made it yourself makes it even more interesting. With Handmade Lampshades, you’ll encounter today s most creative lampshade makers and find out how they make their masterpieces. And at the end of the book, there’s a useful resources section plus a visual feast for the eyes: several pages of nothing but beautiful lampshades.
Start turning the pages and let Handmade Lampshades inspire your bright ideas. Design and make a lampshade that suits your personal style and home décor, instead of purchasing an expensive, ho-hum, off-the-self, generic shade. The results will truly enlighten you.