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How to Make Victorian Style Lamp Shades
(Viewing time 75 minutes. $48 plus shipping and handling. Add
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
(Viewing time 65 minutes. $45 plus shipping and handling. Add
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
How to Make Victorian Sugar Shades and Other Advanced Techniques
(Viewing time 75 minutes. $49.50 plus shipping and handling. Add
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