- Measure the lampshade properly.
1.Measure across both top and bottom openings ,so that the ruler divides the circular area into two equal parts/diameter.
2.Measure the side by placing ruler along side seam of lampshade.
- About fabrics for lampshades.
Almost any kind of fabrics could be used ,the possibilities are endless.
Suggestions for pleated designs are the following: Silk Chiffon,Silk Georgette,Silk Charmeuse,Silk Habotai, Crepe the Chine, Silk shantung (lightweight) Cotton,Linen....
Suggestions for stretch designs are:Silk Dupionis,Silk Shantungs, Burlap,Linen, Wools and blends like wool & cashmere,Velvets, fabrics with little bit more weight.
Love to Incorporate couture designer finds.The most important for each design choice is- to know the flaxibility of the fabric to complement the frame,and that how choosing the right fabric so it could capture the light depending on the surroundings and individual needs.
Stretch ,Box Pleat, Open Box Pleat,Knife Pleat, Pinch Pleat, Plisse Del Mar ( loose pleat),Giordino Pleat. Some of these could be combined on certian frames.
Lining Choices : Stretch or Pleated lining.
Trim choices: Self trim( same fabric used as on lampshade) ,Designer trimings.
Ask about paper shade options.
Lampshade frames could be special ordered by the provided measurments.The general turnaround time is between 2-3 weeks.
Or ask about reusing your original lampshade frame ,to restore it.
The completion time for each shade varies,according to each and every individuals needs.This process could take from 2-5 weeks .