THE LAMPSHADE LADY’S GUIDE TO LIGHTING UP YOUR LIFE
50 custom lampshades & lamps from the Lampshade Lady
Written by Judy Lake with Kathleen Hackett. Photographs by Ryan Benji and George Bouret.
Potter Craft | Hardcover | August 18, 2009 | $27.50 | 978-0-307-45232-0
Everywhere she goes she’s called the Lampshade Lady, but Judy Sawyer Lake doesn’t mind. She’s proud to be part of a cool little niche-one in which the latest glues, lampshade wire suppliers, and vintage fabric sources qualify as titillating conversation. She’s passionate about making lampshades-out of everything from old-school children’s cloth books and vintage fabrics to antique laminated postcards-and in The Lampshade Lady’s Guide to Lighting Up Your Life, she shares her passion and experience with you.
The fifty projects included range from a simple child’s night-light to elaborate, embellished shades that would make any interior designer swoon. Different as they are, each has the ability to transform a room and give it a personal stamp. You’ll learn about the simple materials and tools for making shades and get tips for refurbishing old lamps, building new ones from unexpected objects, and crafting unique finials. Soon, having mastered the basics, you won’t be able to pass by a piece of fabric without thinking, “Hey, that would make a fabulous shade.”
Signed copies are available, please contact the Lampshade Lady for more information.
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