The frames arrived last week for the sculpture lamps and I couldn’t wait to get started.
Mary chose a linen sheer from Henry Calvin.
I gathered the linen on the oval frame for a shirred effect, tightly at the top and less full at the bottom.
Then I sewed in the lining and trimmed it close.
I trimmed the top and bottom edges with the same linen, folded and pressed about 1/2 inch wide. I could have stopped there with the self trim but we wanted to elevate these plain lamp shades to a work of art worthy of the sculpture they will be illuminating.
First I cut a bias piece of the linen about 1 3/4 inch wide and shredded the top and bottom edges. Then I sewed irregular and random stitches with embroidery thread.
I’m looking forward to seeing them in the clients home.