My name is Emma Silvester and I love lampshades. I love making them and I love the way they can add colour, warmth and atmosphere to a room. I started making lampshades whilst studying textiles for A level and became a bit obsessed with making them. I decided I wanted a lampshade shop then, but life got in the way and it didn’t happen. Now I’m married with 3 kids, so it seems like a good time to pursue my love of lampshade making! I also really enjoy fabric shopping. I keep a stock of fabrics that I really like myself to make shades, some of these may be end of line fabrics or Vintage - so I have a limited supply. I buy these as and when I see them so please look through my shades that are made with fabrics I love. They will also give you an idea of what types of fabric work well with what type of shade, but I encourage you to have fun fabric shopping yourselves.
I make all my lampshades in my sewing room in my Attic, which is why I am the little lampshade shop. This keeps down the costs, however it does limit how many frames I can stock. If you want a particular shape or size that is not listed under my standard shapes and sizes, or even an old shade that you would like to get recovered, please contact me and I will do my best to help you out.
Emma Silvester, Lampshade Maker