Welcome to The Lampshade Lady
To design your own lampshade please click on the "Online Shop" button below
Bespoke lampshades, made in Kent
Individually designed lampshades made specially for you in The Lampshade Lady's studio in Kent, the Garden of England.
Hand-sewn soft lampshades
This is the traditional way of making lampshades: first the lampshade frame is bound, then each layer (outer, lining and trim) is hand-sewn to the frame - six layers of sewing. You can have your lampshades lined in silk (a natural fabric that not only looks sumptuous but has the added advantage of being naturally fire resistant) or a knitted lampshade lining fabric.
Most of the soft lampshades available on the High Street or on-line are "hand-made" - in other words glued, albeit by hand! My hand-sewn lampshades not only look fabulous, they are better for your health and for the environment. You can choose from my selection of fabrics and trimmings or supply your own.
Some soft lampshades can be designed and ordered on-line using my "lampshade builder": please select the "shop" tab at the top of this page and follow the instructions: if you prefer a different shape, size or fabric please visit the studio or telephone or email with your requirements.
Hand-made rigid lampshades
My rigid lampshades are made entirely by hand, the fabric being beautifully hand-rolled over the frame. They can be made in my fabrics and trims or your fabrics or wallpapers. I have a variety of specially designed lampshade card available for the interiors: these include white; cream; semi-transparent; metallic finishes; neons and colored vinyls. Lampshades with fabric or wallpaper linings are also offered.
A selection of rigid lampshades can be designed and ordered on-line using my "lampshade builder": please select the "shop" tab at the top of this page and follow the instructions: if you prefer a different shape, size or fabric please visit the studio or telephone or email with your requirements.
Re-covering, re-lining and restoring soft and rigid lampshades
I provide a service whereby soft lampshades are stripped, re-enamelled (if necessary) and re-covered. Some soft lampshades look good on the outside but need to a new lining, or perhaps you would like to update your lampshade with a new trim - I offer those services too.
I can also re-make rigid lampshades - I strip, re-enamel (if necessary) and re-use the frame so your lampshade is the same shape and size as before.
Ready-made lampshades and accessories
I have a limited selection of one-off, ready-made soft and rigid lampshades available to buy at the studio. Shade carriers in sizes from 4" - 12", round pin plugs and other lamp and lampshade accessories also stocked.
Re-wiring and portable appliance testing (PAT)
I am PAT certified and offer a re-wiring and PAT service for most types of table and standard lamps.