Imitation is a form of flattery, isn’t it? I hope so, rather than being a form of theft. Eeeek.
We saw a lampshade in the window of a shop in Tunis, and it looked so beautiful I thought I’d make a version for myself (See? Flattery!).
There are a number of old lampshades kicking around the house, which I’m very glad now that I didn’t throw out. And of course, there are piles and piles of cut up jumpers….. So with a bit of patience, its just a matter of winding wool around the struts of the lampshade, using any colour combination to hand. The wool can be wound tightly (as I did) or more loosely (as we saw in the shop window) depending on how much light you want to see through the wool.
……. and voilà!
I quite like the scrappy edges, but I realise that some people may not. Another bitch is making a larger lampshade using red and grey. Its bound to be a lot neater. When its finished we’ll post the pictures.
I’m considering dropping everything and going into business….. Market survey: Would you buy one of these?