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Look after each other

Look after each other

Just a little note to say please look after each other, stay home and be kind to your fellow humans.  3Chooks is based in my home and will continue...

TUTORIAL - How to make a drum lampshade with full step by step 20 min video

TUTORIAL - How to make a drum lampshade with full step by step 20 min video

Lampshade making made easy So you want to make a lampshade? It is seriously just so easy! All you need are a few quality supplies, a small piece o...

Gooseneck mid century lamp updated with new lamp shades featuring fabric by Ink & Spindle

Gooseneck mid century lamp updated with new lamp shades featuring fabric by Ink & Spindle

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 i...

NEW PRODUCT ANNOUNCEMENT - Double Sided Lampshade Paper

NEW PRODUCT ANNOUNCEMENT - Double Sided Lampshade Paper

Introducing Double Sided Lampshade Paper. You can now line the inside of your lampshades and make double-sided lampshades using our latest product offering - double sided lampshade paper.

TUTORIAL: How to make gooseneck lampshades for your mid century lamp (also known as scuttle shades)

TUTORIAL: How to make gooseneck lampshades for your mid century lamp (also known as scuttle shades)

TUTORIAL How to make gooseneck lampshades (also known as scuttle shades) I hear many of you asking 'what the heck is a gooseneck lampshade?' I he...

My favourite Australian fabric designers

My favourite Australian fabric designers

My beautiful customers ask me all the time where to get beautiful fabrics. Here is a bit of a list of Australian designers I love and regularly dro...

TUTORIAL: How to line a lampshade with wallpaper

TUTORIAL: How to line a lampshade with wallpaper

I often talk about lining lampshades with wallpaper in my workshops and I think its time for a bit of tutorial on here so you can have a try of thi...

Let's meet: Shannan Grierson of Sewing With Bobbin & Fred!

Let's meet: Shannan Grierson of Sewing With Bobbin & Fred!

For the past month or so I have been floating on cloud nine enjoying flicking through the latest issue of Homespun Magazine and suddenly landing in...

Bobbin and Fred's Rose Garden Cross Stitch Lampshade, using the 3Chooks Lampshade Making Kit

Bobbin and Fred's Rose Garden Cross Stitch Lampshade, using the 3Chooks Lampshade Making Kit

Let me introduce you to the wonderful world of Bobbin and Fred...its a place full of stitchy goodness, gorgeous colour combinations, a très chic vi...

What size should my lampshade be? Our helpful guide to the perfect dimensions for all your lamps.

What size should my lampshade be? Our helpful guide to the perfect dimensions for all your lamps.

What size should my lampshade be?  Its important to get the proportions of your lampshade just right. The most important measurements to take int...

Instructions for making lampshades

Instructions for making lampshades

How to make lampshade in 6 easy steps. Includes short simple videos.

Rebirth of a family heirloom: how a standard lamp can be updated and continue to be treasured

Rebirth of a family heirloom: how a standard lamp can be updated and continue to be treasured

This story started in April 2017 and has the most delightful ending in February 2018.  It all started with an email enquiry from lovely Elspeth. S...