Book of the Week - Shades of Light: Making Tailored Lampshades

    Book of the Week - Shades of Light: Making Tailored Lampshades

    by Ruth De Fraga Gomes

    Shades of Light is the comprehensive guide to making unique and beautiful traditional tailored lampshades. With practical step-by-step advice, in-depth diagrams and illustrations, this full-colour manual will help you fall back in love with the affordable and engaging art. Shades of Light’s easy-to-follow instructions focus on key parts of the process, including binding the frame, making a template, lining, and pinning and stretching the covering fabric in place, and are filled with insights that will reinvigorate this unique pastime and make each one of us the DIY expert. With over 15 years’ experience teaching her craft, Ruth De Fraga Gomes has experienced every pitfall, frustration and commonly-made mistake and worked out a way to get around each of these potential problems in adding your own personal touch to your home.

    “The instructions and diagrams are very easy to understand and whatever I get stuck on I know the solution will be found on these pages” – Amazon

    “There are other books on the market but this is the only one I have found so far that exactly and accurately teaches us how to make shades the traditional way - and the right way” – Amazon

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