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How to Make Victorian Style Lamp Shades

How to Make Victorian Style Lamp Shades (Viewing time 75 minutes. $48 plus shipping and handling. Add to cart.)

This video takes the viewer beginning to end teaching step-by-step:

  • What materials to use — some work better than others.
  • How to measure and cut the fabrics for each unique panel.
  • How to pin and sew on the lining and lace panels.
  • How to form the beautiful Silk Chiffon Rosettes.
  • How to apply the decorative trims.
  • Bead fringe or long thick fringe.
  • The Custom Color Dyeing Technique is demonstrated completely so that you may add darker edges to both your Rosettes and Fringes — a technique that is very popular on Victorian Lampshades!
  • This video has 12 Victorian Shades to give examples of color combinations and designs.

How to Restore Traditional Style Lamp Shades

How to Restore Traditional Style Lamp Shades (Viewing time 65 minutes. $45 plus shipping and handling. Add to cart.)

This Video Demonstrates:

  • Step-by-step instructions for restoring Traditional Style Soft Bell & Drum lampshades of all sizes and Oriental and Campo di Monte Style shades from Italy. These are typically from the 1930-1960's And are something you probably have around the house that need to be remade right about now! Save Money by Restoring Instead of Replacing!  
  • Stretch Linings and Pattern Making are highlighted as well as some other tricks of the trade!
  • Gives fabric suggestions and how to remove rust.
  • Instructions are designed for a beginner. All you need are basic sewing skills and the desire to restore your traditional style lampshade to its original beauty. Watch this video beginning to end to gain an overall understanding - then watch it again, step-by-step while restoring your lampshade.

How to Make Victorian Sugar Shades and Other Advanced Techniques

How to Make Victorian Sugar Shades and Other Advanced Techniques (Viewing time 75 minutes. $49.50 plus shipping and handling. Add to cart.)

This video teaches Fan Pleating, Inverted Rosettes, Quick Corner Pleats, Pulled off Rosettes and is reviving the almost lost art of Victorian Sugar Lampshades which originated at the same time as Silk &Lace Lampshades began to. decorate 20th Century homes.

This Video has easy-to-follow instructions for adding the Sugaring Technique to your Victorian Lampshade Designing. Sugar Shades are not really sugar but tiny Glass Beads that are the size of sugar. These beads are spread on one or two panels, giving the shade a unique texture. The look is Both elegant and visually exciting!

There are 20 Lampshades throughout this video. It was voted Best How-To Video for 1997 by the California Videographers Association. Sugar Supply Kit offered!

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