A DIY Lampshade for the craft loving Chennai folks
When the Chennai Crafters group decided to meet up, all of us wanted it to be one fruitful gathering besides meeting up and discussing various crafts. And so when the admin suggested that we do a demonstration of one of the Woodooz products, we were quick to grab the opportunity. The lampshade was our natural choice for four reasons :
We had just enough time to show how the fabric was wrapped around the frame. What you see above (without the the light and after it is lit) is what we eventually came up with. Sooner or later, we certainly shall share the details on how the whole thing was built. For now, just going to leave you with the end product. Blame it on our photography skills, the photo below is not doing justice to how the shade really looks when lit. Nonetheless, do let us know how you like it.
- It did not require complicated woodworking skills, expensive materials or any major tools
- It is relatively easier to demonstrate than the other products that we have here
- It is something everyone can go back home and try
- Light and color, we thought, would be appealing and interesting to everyone
We decided to make a small (31 cm in height and 11 cm width), simple and yet a very colorful shade - something similar to the bedside lampshade that we made earlier. Red and orange with a green patterned border is what we finalized on. We also wanted to keep the base very simple, and used 19mm plywood edge banding sticks to build it.
We somehow did not bother to capture the step by step details of this shade because we were racing against time to be fully prepared for the demonstration. To save time, we had pre-built the frame and the base much before the actual demo.
|Somu during the demo|
We are happy that the shade was picked up by someone instantly after they saw what they saw. Certainly a boost to the efforts that we put into building this one. Leave us a comment. It is the much needed motivation for us in this online world.
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