Lampshade Making (Paperback)

By F. J. Christopher

Meisel Press, 9781446525869, 104pp.

Publication Date: December 15, 2010

List Price: 31.99*
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This vintage guidebook provides instructions on how to design and make lampshades. Illustrated with useful diagrams, it instructs the reader in the different types of frames and their construction, covering materials, making patterns, assembly and finishing techniques, and it remains a helpful and practical text for anyone interested in textiles, design and classic handicrafts. Contents summary: Making Lampshades; Preface; introduction; Chapter 1 - Foundations, coverings, preparation, pattern-Making; Chapter 2 - Simple lampshades; Chapter 3 - Flared and fluted lampshade coverings; Chapter 4 - "Crinothene" covered lampshades, a double cover, fitting curved panels; Chapter 5 - Fabric-covered lampshades; Chapter 6 - A parchment and velvet cover, a shade for a bed lamp, empire shade with modelled edges, "Barbola" edges; Chapter 7 - Treatment, a stencil-cut parchment cover, a novelty frameless lampshade, covers for tube lighting, cylindrical lampshades, a rotating nursery lampshade; Chapter 8 - Lampshade bases; Chapter 9 - Decorating lampshades, painting on parchment, decorative thonging. We are republishing this classic text in a high quality, modern and affordable edition, complete with the original illustrations and a new introduction.