Shoestring on craftsy.com

Kathy's Blue and White Lamp Shade

Eye Icon FOLLOW
+ Add a Project

Offer some kudos...

Join the conversation...

Ask a question...

Add your comment...

Here are some details about my project:
Category Sewing
Type Home Decor
Style Romantic, Victorian / Steampunk, Whimsical, Classic, Retro / Vintage, Traditional
Shoestring on craftsy.com

What materials did you use? Blue and White Printed Cotton Fabric. Blue Eyelash Braid and Pale Blue Beaded Trim.

Shoestring on craftsy.com

What are you most proud of? I made this blue and white contemporary fabric lamp shade for a client named Kathy in Texas who I met through Old House Web. We both are restoring old homes.

Shoestring on craftsy.com

What advice would you give someone starting this project? Begin restoring a vintage metal frame lampshade by removing old trim and fabric. Wear a paper filtered mask during deconstruction and sanding the metal frame with 0000 steel wool. Spray a clear coat over the metal frame to stop rust. Wrap metal frame with 1" strips of polyester knit in areas where you want to hand-sew fabric. I like the polester knit because it allowed me to wrap tight and still have enough loft to make hand-stitches easier. My first project, I wrapped the stuts (metal frame) with biased seam tape and it was tough as nails to get the needle through the wraps. The polyester knit strips make hand-stitching easier on the fingers and joints. Have a great time recovering lampshades.

Shoestring on craftsy.com

Very pretty. I love your work.

02/23/2013 Flag

Hello there Kay. Thank you for your note. I sure appreciate it.

02/24/2013 Flag