Seller Profile – LampshadeLassshop

Danielle Downs

Etsy Shop Name

A bit about my product range
The Lampshade Lass creates bespoke fabric lampshades on traditional frames from scalloped empire, bowed empire and drum shades using an eclectic mix of fabrics. All lampshades are fully lined and fully fire retardant. I specialise in bespoke recovers with your own fabric which compliment your home or commercial interior. You can also find exclusive fabric collections and free machine embroidered lampshade skins to give your lampshade that special glow created by Danielle (textile designer, lampshade maker and free machine embroidery specialist). Danielle also puts together Lampshade Lass collections of her own lampshade designs which range from nursery, country decor, floral and contemporary.

I started an Etsy shop because…
I wanted to showcase my latest designs to the public and save our lampshade heritage one lampshade at a time.

I feel inspired by…
Fabric, all designs from floral, country, nautical, mermaids… the list is endless. I love that you are no longer restricted to the designers that made it on the big companies books. Due to the new digital age anyone can be a textile designer and produce their own fabric designs. This makes it sooo inspiring for a lampshade maker, the creativity is endless.

When I’m making, I like to listen to…
Peace and quiet, having two toddlers and a mini teenager, I enjoy soaking up the creativity.

My favourite product to make is…
Double scalloped empire lampshades. They are so elegant and have such an impact, no matter what size the customer chooses.

My plans for the future are…
The Lampshade Lass future is to continue creating beautiful quality lampshades for all my customers and commercial outlets. I have just started to add accessories to some of the collections from coat wall racks for hallways and matching footstools and cushions. I may even teach you how to make one at the The Lampshade and upholstery school but that’s a year or two away.

A few of their products…

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Flamingo Drum