Take one photograph of glorious fields of tulips taken during a recent holiday in Amsterdam, come to a Papershades workshop and… yes, the result is a fabulous paper lampshade which captures a very special experience.
It’s wonderful when my ‘students’ come with an idea in mind, and so rewarding to see the idea brought to life. After a bit of background, some gentle instruction and a good rummage through my box of colourful tissue paper there was no stopping Liz. She snipped up greens, blues and yellows for the leaves and selected zingy reds, pinks and purples for the tulips. Once the template was finished I printed the design onto five sheets of Papershades paper and – dee dah – an amazing lampshade was produced!
Diana has a background in interior design and loved flipping through the old wallpaper sample books which Sally Bourne Interiors kindly save up for me. She snipped her way through several designs, combining them very cleverly within the Papershades template. The result was a symphony in blue!
Catherine was very drawn to the geometric designs of Persian carpets and ancient wallhangings which she cut out from Hali magazine. The template resembled the look of Moroccan bazaar with a wonderful blending of colours.
Three women produced three such different designs but they all reflected their personality in some way. I find it so fascinating to watch the way ideas find form and the results, when they are printed and constructed into Papershades, are just so satisfying. To come to a Papershades workshop please check out the website, get in touch and fix a date. I look forward to seeing you – there will be cake!