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Friday, January 22, 2010

Lining a Handmade Victorian Shade

I'm working on a big victorian lampshade that has a separate crown. The outside fabric is on and I'm now trying to get the lining done. Handmaking these linings is not easy! It's a lot of fitting and refitting and pulling and resewing and refitting; it can get very frustrating doing these by hand. Someone somewhere did the original shades with some type of machine that easily stretched the fabric over the frame and it fit perfectly. Where are they! Ah well, I'll just keep plugging away at it and soon it will be a beautifully handmade, handsewn, and lined victorian lampshade for the customer. The crown in the picture is looking good. So that's what I've been working on for the last few weeks!

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