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HOW TO MAKE AN EMBROIDERED LAMPSHADE

MATERIALS

■ Floral patterned fabric, 66.5 x 30cm (26¼ x 117/8") (we used Painted Floral Fabric from www. studiojepson.com)

■ Lampshade kit, 20cm (7/8") or 30cm (11 7/8") (ours was from www. dannells.com)

■ Embroidery hoop, 18cm (7")

■ Embroidery threads (we used DMC Stranded Cotton in E1010 (neon pink), 3846 (turquoise), 444 (yellow), 718 (purple), E3852 (gold), 608 (orange), 3790 (brown) and Blanc (white))

■ Embroidery needle

■ Double-sided sticky tape

■ Fine-toothed comb

Standard homewares, but with a creative textured twist?basic lampshade to a mini work of art, adding freestyle embroidery to fabric and bringing it to life.

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