Dannells are experts in the lampshade making industry with over 40 years’ experience of supplying lampshade materials to high street retailers.
More recently the company has turned its attention to their creative Lampshade Making Kits, allowing anyone to make a professional, stylish and bespoke lampshade for their home.
Ideal for complete beginners with no previous craft experience or for crafters with a passion for trying something new. Dannells’ Lampshade Making Kits are easy to make and come in a wide range of shapes and sizes, ranging from traditional drum lampshades to modern square and hexagon shades.
Suitable as either a pendant light or a table lamp, each kit includes all the high-quality materials needed to make your own shade, including easy-to-follow photo instructions with plenty of tips and tricks for easy assembly. By simply adding your own choice of woven fabric you can emphasise your interior colour scheme or room style.
And the opportunities of Dannells’ Lampshade Making Kits don’t stop there! If you have a creative streak and would like to generate some extra income, why not consider becoming a Professional Lampshade Maker. Many of our customers, who start by making just one lampshade, have gone on to create sustainable and profitable businesses selling lampshades by adding their own unique creative twist.
A case in point is Bridget Arnold, who has combined her passion for nature and sun printing to create lampshades that capture the intricate details of flora and fauna, that are then brought beautifully to life by light. Bridget sells her shades direct from her kitchen table via her website and social media to numerous happy customers.
Jo Hills, on the other hand, has used her 30 years’ experience in the design industry and has accomplished artistic skills to become an expert in the technique of free machine embroidery. By drawing with the needle of her sewing machine and adding colour and texture onto a blank canvas, she has created a range of eye-catching homewares including stunning lampshades that brings the outside in!
Our kits can also be added as a complimentary extra if you make curtains or other homewares. Take designer Helen Round, as an example, who not only makes lampshades to sell but now runs successful lampshade making workshops, teaching others her skills.
So, whether you want to make just one lampshade or are a competent crafter looking for a new business venture, each lampshade takes under an hour to make. All that’s needed is a pair of fabric scissors, a pencil and a flat surface, making it a genuine kitchen table craft. No extra specialist equipment is required, meaning you can get to work straight away to ‘brighten’ up your space!