butterfly lampshade

butterfly lampshade

It’s about high time I fired up this blog. I thought I’d start with a project I completed many months ago: a felt lampshade.

I was inspired by a similar lampshade I saw in an interior design magazine. After a few experiments with wet-felting, I produced this piece from merino wool. The butterflies were cut out afterwards. I had to replace the dimmer switch for my dining room with a regular light switch so I could use a compact fluorescent bulb (to keep the shade from catching fire!) – well worth the effort.

light!

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