Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Lampshade Making

It is already the second week of the school Easter holidays. Why do they always go so fast!?
The first week of the holidays was a bit of a jobs week for me, I did some decorating, carpet laying, cleaning, wardrobe building, that type of thing. What got me through all of that was knowing I had some nice things planned for the start of this week. The first of those nice things was a lampshade making workshop at 'Angel' in Easingwold. Angel is a lovely little shop, you can visit their website here  It sells lovely one off pieces (like cushions) which are all handmade from vintage fabrics by the owner.
The workshop was run by Georgia, from Jorja Wilkinson Design.(
Georgia designs gorgeous fabrics, inspired by animals. She not only sells the fabrics by the metre, but makes them into cushions, lampshades and noticeboards which you can buy from her website.
Anyway, here we are at the workshop. Georgia made the lampshade making look easy, and actually, it wasn't as hard as you would expect. Mum made a really big one, which looks great on her standard lamp base, and I made a smaller one for a table lamp. Here is my completd shade on its base.
If you are interested, Angel are also running other workshops throughout the Spring. You can also find Angel and Jorja Wilkinson Designs on Facebook.
Thanks for reading.


  1. I was going to book this but something cropped up and I didn't!! Love Easingwold and I sometimes drive through to The Olive Branch where they have a knitting session on a Wednesday morning. Love your shade, Lucey x

  2. Such a beautiful lampshade! You picked a lovely fabric for it and it sounds like you had a nice time. I shall have to learn to drive one day, or move somewhere that holds crafty workshops. Hope you enjoy the rest of your time off. I'm having a giveaway on my blog if you wanted to pop over and have a look :)

  3. Thanks for the lovely write up Rachel. So glad you enjoyed the workshop. I am thrilled with my lampshade too and proudly show it to everybody who comes into the shop - whether they want to see it or not! Not sure it will ever make it home with me so might have to make another one. Hoping to post new workshops/dates for May & June very soon. Kirstin x