Thursday, 27 April 2017

Detola and Geek on the road - Group lampshade making workshop in Cambridgeshire

Last Monday night, I taught a group lampshade making workshop in the picturesque village of Great Chishill (nr. Royston) in Cambridgeshire. Sounds a bit like the beginning of a "romantic novel"). LOL !!! I love living in & exploring the English countryside (can't you tell).

I loved every minute of this "home-based" evening workshop which was for a group of ladies. And oh what a fun & giggly bunch they were. 

All the ladies brought along their own fabric/material which comprised of different textures, designs & colours. One of the ladies upcycled an old laundry basket as her base material (I highly do not recommend using materials other than light to medium-weight cotton / linen fabric when making a lamp shade for the very first time).

Will share some of the lampshades "in situ" later. I love seeing how a bespoke lampshade can pull a room / space together. 

To find out more about my "Detola and Geek" lampshade making craft workshops, click here:

If you are not able to attend one of my workshop's in person or want to give it a go by yourself, grab one of my lampshade craft kits online instead.

Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Detola and Geek Metallic Gold Edition 2017 Handmade Lampshades

Here's a show and tell of my latest handmade project

How do you like the sound of metallic? Gold? Gold lining? Luxe?

I guessed you would love my subtle hints!

Introducing my new limited Gold Edition series of bespoke handmade lampshades. I've also named them with TRADITIONAL "Nigerian" names too.

So here they are in no particular order

First meet FUNKE

Next is FOLA

Next up is WURA (nuff said)

And lastly but not the least, TUNDUN

.... and all FOUR together now

Hope you like / love them

p.s . I'll be making matching cushions filled with "duck feather" inserts! Zip closure & may / may not have piping! Havent decidec on that yet ;-)

You can  get your own metallic gold lampshade too!

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