The Lampshade Lady's Guide to Lighting Up Your Life: 50 Custom Lampshades and Lamps Hardcover – Aug 18 2009
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"With an approachable style and easy-to-follow instructions, Judy Lake makes lampshades fun. She got me, a beginner crafter, to make a shade that looks like a custom creation. If you can’t take a trip to Vermont to visit her, this book is the second best thing."
—Frances Bailey, Country Living
About the Author
JUDY SAWYER LAKE, a.k.a. The Lampshade Lady, has been making lampshades for more than 20 years, and turning out distinctive handmade lampshades from her Vermont shop for more than 11 years.
KATHLEEN HACKET is a freelance writer and editor who covers a range of lifestyle subjects including home design and cooking.
Top Customer Reviews
I highly recommend this book, it easily convinced me to head to the States for a joyful weekend lampshade making workshop with Judy Lake when the opportunity arose.
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Judy Caccioli, from Cape Cod.
Judy Lake has achieved to fabricate a craftbook in the real original sense ,a book about a craft that she has perfected to an art.The love for her art shows in every detail and on every page.Even if you can restrain (which is hard !) yourself from having a go at one of the described lampshade projects, this book is so gorgeous ,that it will make the perfect coffee table book for everyone to enjoy.
I have given this book as a present to my german mother in law and even though her friends do not speak english they just love it and keep bugging me to translate parts so they can start "lampshading" too.
Oh, before I forget, I really do like the incredibly helpful source guide in the back of the book with all the links you may need to buy materials and fabrics to successfully complete you lampshade projects.
Get the book,fall in love with it and you will see, in no time there will be art,where before there was only light.
"The Lampshade Lady's Guide does light up your life. It is delightful book that you can initially leaf through and enjoy the beautiful photographs and creative descriptions of fifty unique lampshades. As the author introduces each lampshade, her personal story brings the shade to life.
Not only did I learn how to make a lampshade, I learned the importance of considering a lamp and its shade an integral part of a room's décor. The book's introduction explains the terminology and helps the reader select the right style shade and fabric for the lamp. The book is organized by level of difficulty. Following a list of the required materials, the instructions are clear and include photographs of various steps. A well written glossary and resources list help the reader identify and locate the supplies needed.
It is hard to decide which lampshade to make first, but after you've completed one, you can't wait to make another."