Shades of Yesteryear


Shades of Yesteryear by Marion Pond. Published by Decorative Design Studio. ISBN 0 941284 13 1. Pages: 48

A book full of glowing, traditionally beautiful lampshades, all certain to become the inviting focus of any room. Marion provides careful step-by-step instructions, which enable anyone to design, construct and decorate their own unique shade. Although focusing primarily on the Pierce and Cut method of lampshade construction, Marion also includes many other decorative techniques (stencilling, theorem, reverse glass painting, trapunto and folk art).

Featuring: Continuing the tradition, Supplies, General information, Lampshade papers, Patterns, Glue, rings, Frosted acetate, Trims, Pressure sensitive material, Fasteners, Sprays, Instructions for making a Cut and Pierce lampshade, Cutting the arc, Cutting the acetate, Tracing and transferring the design, Piercing, cutting, Moulding and shaping the design, Lining and gluing, Constructing the shade, Wrapping with acetate, Trimming and adding braid, Other interesting decorative techniques, Stencilling and Theorem painting, Glass painting, Decorative folk art, Easy water colour method, Trapunto.

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