Making lampshades in silk is using an exquisite fabric, it can be Charmeuse silk , a satin weave silk with a crepe back. Chiffon Silk with a beautiful drape. Habutai a plain weave silk ,that is soft, lightweight and lustrous, or rough and nubby silk like the Dupioni. Silk is regarded as a high-end fabric for lampshades.
The silk lampshades are all hand made in England from the best quality silk, using the methods handed down by the generations. Stunning silks are sewn onto the hand binded frames, , using the techniques of tailoring. Knife pleating, box pleating, gathering or fitted stretched fabric. Lined in Habutai and finished with complimentary trims and braids. Ensuring that each shade has a beautiful and luxurious feel.
The lampshades are not stocked, they are all custom made. Using a large variety of shapes Straight Empire, Bowed Empire, Scalloped Bowed, Collie and many more. I have a very large choice of silks and colours to choose from for your truly unique lampshade