Drum shades are a great way to brighten a room; they can be made in almost any fabric you like, in a huge range of different shapes and sizes, with a selection of plain or metallic linings. Straight sided drums and empire shades are most popular, but you can have them oval, rectangular, semi-circular and even triangular. All shades can be made for lamps or pendants, the smallest shades available are 10cm in diameter and up to 70cm.
30cm shades are typically £30 plus fabric.
Traditional hand sewn pleated shades are also available upon request.
A selection of lamp bases is available and I’m more than happy to help you find the perfect base for your shade. Wooden bases can be painted in any colour of your choice; you may even like a coloured cable to co-ordinate with the shade too. Recycled glass bases are also available.
The lamps shown on the website are only a selection of past projects. With so many fabrics available the possibilities are endless. If you have an idea or even just a seed of one, I’d love to help you bring it to life.
As with the lamps and shades our cable lighting is begging to be customised. There are hundreds of different colours and textures of cable and a similar number of lampholders to pair them with. You not only choose the colour and type of flex and fitting, you can decide how long the cable is, what colour the plug is, where the switch goes and of course which beautiful filament bulb to pair with it. We are happy to advise you on all of this and help you to create your very own artist lighting installation.
Footstools are designed and manufactured to each customer's requirements in my Yorkshire studio. Specify the dimensions, including the height, of your stool and I will help you to find the perfect fabric and legs to suit the style of your room. If you’d prefer to provide your own fabric that’s fine too, just make sure it’s suitable for upholstery.
As well as making footstools I’m happy to re-cover or reupholster your favourite furniture and give it a new lease of life. Collection and re-delivery can be arranged for smaller items, but large items must be dropped off at my studio. Traditional and modern upholstery is available, please contact me for a quote or to chat about your requirements.
Cushions of all shapes and sizes can be made up from just £10 or piped and zipped from £15 plus fabric. It is often possible to make a couple of cushions and a lampshade from just one meter of fabric so it’s a great way to update the style of a room.
Replacement sofa and chair cushions can be made in either foam, feather or a combination of both to give you a perfectly domed seat without the plumping.
Finding your perfect fabric
Discovering beautiful and innovative fabric is one of the most exciting parts of my job, I’m never happier than finding stunning fabrics that are designed and made in the UK especially if they happen to be woven locally too.
You may provide your own fabric and trimmings, or I can provide samples from the following designers and give advice on what works best for your project. Click on one of the designer’s website links above to discover the wonderful range of fabrics available and contact me for your personalised quote, mood board or samples.
If you’d like samples of any fabrics or trimmings to be sent to you free of charge just drop me an email with your requirements and your postal address.
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A word on packaging...
Packaging is a bit of a dirty word for me and I generally feel it is expensive and bad for the environment. There are of course many beautiful examples of eco-friendly packaging, but they don’t tend to be available for large bulky items. My search for perfect packaging will go on but for now I take the following approach.
Where possible I re-use all packaging that comes in to my studio, this of course includes plastics, but it means that I can avoid buying new single use plastic. New packaging will be fully recyclable or reusable.