Gooseneck Lamp - Mid Century Lamp
"At last! I have made the shades for my gooseneck lamp! The video clips that you made to accompany the written instructions were so helpful! I used fabric from Ink & Spindle and we ended up loving this design so much that we made both shades the same.
I've attached some photos that tracked my progress and the final product,
we're thrilled with how they turned out." Carrie
Thank you so much to the lovely Carrie for sharing her process with us all. I recently uploaded a new tutorial - How to make gooseneck lampshades - which features a 19 minute video showing step by step, how to create your own gooseneck lampshades at home using the 3Chooks Lampshade Making Kits.
How she did it
Gathering materials - two sets of rings, lampshade paper templates, cotton tape, glue and stunning fabric - ready to get started. (You can get started too by ordering a Gooseneck Double Kit)
Ironing the gorgeous fabric to perfection. Newbies PLEASE note: take the extra time to iron your fabric absolutely perfectly - your finish will be soooooo much better.
Attaching the lampshade paper to the fabric...gooseneck shades have a funny little template - available here if you need some?
Beautifully rolled edges - well done Carrie! And waiting for the joining seam to set. Using a ruler really helps with this to ensure a perfectly flat finish.
The finished product
And with the lights on .... just gorgeous! Congratulations Carrie - your new lamp is absolutely beautiful. I hope you enjoy it for many many years to come!
"The shades were so much fun to make, I've been so busy with work lately it was nice to be able to sit down and do something creative with my hands for once!" Carrie
Learn how to make gooseneck lampshades
Would you like to learn this skill - check out my free tutorial here - includes a step by step video, written instructions and photos.