Saturday, 26 January 2013

Crochet Lampshade

Purl Queens (organiser of the display of poppies all the way down the Road of Remembrance) is co-ordinating the decoration of 60 lampshades to be hung from the trees as part of Cheriton Lights Festival to be held over two nights next month.  I asked for a lampshade.  Duly collected the shape was a bit daunting but with just a little bit of thinking ..........

My forays into crochet are very few and far between but with plenty of different yarns I soon got to work.  Exciting stuff!!

Initially I thought about covering the shade with fabric but learnt (it was a learning curve having taken about two hours to work out how to double crochet over parts of the actual frame lol) how to crochet over the whole thing thus providing a background for the smaller elements:

I'm very much looking forward to seeing all the shades displayed!