Saturday, April 16, 2011
A Few More Lampshades I Sewed This Week
Here is a another finished lampshade. There is quite a differene in color when lighted.
While it would have been great to use the original scalloped detail on the beads, I found the scallop portion torn in places and in pretty rough shape when salvaging it from another old lampshade. After the beads were on, I covered the damaged scallop trim with an ivory braid.
Now, here's some pretty fabric. Leftover from making draperies for the master bedroom.
Below is the start of the pale olive lampshade. Because it has 8 sections each panel is sewn separately. The vintage shade was prepared by wrapping all the struts, and securing with stitches.
I make my own wraps. A softer, stretchy material cut with a rotary cutter in 1 inch strips.
Ah finally, I catch the last wrap with a few stitches.