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Sewing Lampshades by Joanna Heptinstall

  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback
  • Publication: 17 May 2018
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781782214496
  • Stock: 50+
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  • Size: 216x280 mm
  • Illustrations: 450
  • Pages: 160
  • RRP Price: £14.99
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Learn to sew your own stunning lampshades using this comprehensive step-by-step guide from the founder of the Traditional Upholstery School, Joanna Heptinstall. The book contains 18 fully illustrated step-by-step projects, featuring tailored, pleated, faux-pleated and loose-cover designs. Each technique is covered in detail, from measuring your fabric, choosing a frame shape, calculating your seams, creating a shade, adding trims and choosing a stand. The projects require few specialist tools, can be easily customised to suit your home decor, and cover a range of styles, sizes and fabrics. The book is bursting with inspirational images, along with tips and tricks of the trade that Joanna has acquired over her successful career in upholstery.

Table of Contents

Introduction 6

Sewing Kit 8

Fabrics 10

Frame Shapes 12

Lampshades of very different shapes 16

Tailored Projects 18

Making a tailored shade:

the core skills 20

Multi-panelled Rag Bag Shade 36

Silver Shells Shade 44

Embroidered Vintage Table Linen Shade 50

Wool Origami Shade 56

Machine-embroidered Shade 62

Hand-embroidered Gift Shade 70

Woolly Tweed Shade 76

Pleated Projects 84

Making a pleated shade:

the core skills 86

Silk Box-pleated Shade 94

Swathed Pleats and Chiffon Roses 102

Mini Gathered Shades 110

Ombre Swathed Gathers 116

Striped Swathed Chiffon 124

Faux Pleats Projects 130

Faux Pleats with Bias Binding 130

Party Shades 136

Loose Projects 142

Reversible Kitchen Shade 144

Easy Loose Cover 150

Trimmings 154

Ideas for Stands 158

Index 160

About Joanna Heptinstall

Joanna Heptinstall has been involved with lampshade making for many years, researching and experimenting with the subject and taking on bespoke commissions for private customers. Joanna runs The Traditional Upholstery Studio in Wiltshire, offering a highly skilled furniture recovering, respringing and repair service. It also offers a specialist bespoke lampshade making and repair service. Joanna offers upholstery classes, which she runs locally as well as at the WIs Craft School at NFWI Denman, the WIs flagship headquarters in Marcham, Oxfordshire.

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