I got a bug up my bottom, as one does with shiny new ideas, and wanted to make a lampshade. I bought some old lamps at a second hand shop and ripped the fabric off to reveal the delightfully-full-of-possibities frame underneath. I found some videos on Youtube for making victorian lampshades, watched a few and then spent two days working on this little gem. I am pretty happy with how it turned out. I learned a bunch and can’t wait to make a dozen more. (It is lined with gold crushed velvet). Also, I did not make the tie dye fabric. I bought it from a fellow artist at my local Saturday Market… I may have bought several pieces…
Also, my kids had my phone most of the day, playing games, so I missed a lot of progress shots… sorry.
Here is one of the artists tie-dyed hankerchiefs, not cut up. I live in hippy town USA (Eugene, OR), so I am lucky enough to have talented tie-dyers (some have been at it 30 to 40 years), right in my back yard. I also love supporting local artists. It’s hard to cut these up but I know where to find him when the market opens back up in the spring. lol
It runs every Saturday from April through early November. It is downtown in the park blocks. Eugene isn’t big, you shouldn’t have too much trouble finding your way. What will you be out here for, business or pleasure?
Cool! We’ll be sunbirding in Oregon, escaping the heat of Tucson. We plan mostly to stay near the coast (we’re looking for a rental, if you know of any), but also plan to check out inland areas. We have friends in Salem, too.