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!
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3 comments:

bois-fleurie said...

Your lampshade is amazing,I love the colours and all the flowers and the long rows hanging down.Just wonderful.

Puppet Lady said...

I am impressed with your collection of crochet motifs and the colours are fantastic. The lampshade looks just great. Well done!

Createology said...

Wow this is unique and beautiful. The colors are very mermaid and I love all the different flowers. Creative Hearts are Happy Hearts...