Tuesday, 8 February 2011

new work!

I received these beautiful multicoloured striped petersham ribbons today, all the way from Hong Kong. Watch this space for new products coming soon! 

Wednesday, 2 February 2011

Helpful Hints *1

If you want to buy the right sized shade for a base that you already have then follow these simple steps.
You will need:
*someone to help you.
*a piece of paper, a ruler, a pencil and a pair of scissors.

1. Simply cut out a piece of paper to the size of, for example, a medium drum, 15cm diameter by 15cm height.
2. Ask someone to hold the piece of paper over the base, lapping the fitting.
3. Stand back and see what you think!

4. Top heavy! The lamp will topple over too easily.

5.  Too tall! The lamp will also topple over.  This shade would suit a heavier base, eg a metal one, with a wider bottom.

Helpful Hint *2

Check your lampbase fitting suits our shades. Our standard fitting is British E14, that is the hole is 28mm across.  Shades with a 30cm diameter or larger have a European fitting E27, the hole is 54mm across.  We provide a reducer ring so that the shades fit British bases too(see left). The fitting is indented 3.5cm so will cover a lampholder on a lampbase that is 3.5cm deep.