Meet the maker

making kimono lamps

As one can imagine, there’s usually more happening in the background while I work. And I don’t mean just tea and lyric fm radio.

But just to give you an impression as to what it feels like, the mess is gone from the picture. Because I see nothing else once I start working. I’m smiling like a baby to the concept of a finished lampshade in my head.

Stitching kimono fabric to the frame and seeing the new lampshade emerging is the part I enjoy most about the process.

Each new creation is my favourite… until the next one leaves my hands!

My friend Agnes, the owner of Vintage Trig took these.

Thanks a lot!


Work in Progress

Postage and Packaging anyone?

Here’s what it takes to get your parcel safely to you. We’re probably missing one of me running to the nearby post office with it, remembering that they close for lunch. I forgot a couple of times…

If, however, you are marvelling at the wooden floor in the background instead, let me explain that despite looking more than rough it has a luxurious silken feel to it.

When we moved into this house (and the building is over 120 years old) we discovered these planks under artificial dirty carpet. We couldn’t believe anyone could have preferred it to wood. We didn’t!

It took an awful lot of work, copious amounts of dust and power tool noise (mostly belt sander) to uncover beautiful, clear raw planks. We stained  and coated them with fantastic waterbased Diamond laquer so now we can keep it clean easily and roll on it with Arthur.

…Or package your lampshade for you, voila!