Lampshades covers the entire gamut of shades, from hanging fixtures and sconces to small bedside table lamps and everything in between. Katrin Cargill explains how to salvage or create a frame, and then explores all the exciting possibilities for lampshade materials, offering numerous variations on each of 20 key styles. 100 color photos. 100 illustrations.
Date Published 9/24/1996
Rated By: A reader
Comments: A pretty book with little useful information If what you're looking for is a nicely designed book with lots of pretty pictures of unusual lampshades, this is a good book. However, if you're looking for practical information on how to make basic lampshades, I suspect you'll be dissapointed. While it does offer how-to's, they apply primarily to the (mostly small) shades pictured (many requiring oddly shaped frames, with no sources for where to get them).
Rated By: Uiva M. Calkins
From: Longview, WA
Comments: Lampshades by Katrin Cargill photographs by James Merrell As an avid home sewer, I found this book to be very helpful in creating my first lampshades. I enjoyed the pictures and found them to be helpful for future ideas. I also felt that this book had very good written directions that one needs to read to be successful. The lampshades featured in this book are more of the "tailored" everyday type and not the "victorian" vintage style. I continue to use this book as both a style and technical resource.
Rated By: Marilyn T. Keichian
Comments: great information I have been wanting to cover a couple of frames I was given. None of the books I have looked at in the library, or have bought on amazon really explained how to do it. None of them gave instructions on how to line a shade.This one came today. I am delighted with the fold out pages of instructions. I know with this book I will be able to do a good job.