This is by far the most exciting thing I’ve taken part in during this lockdown. Bespoke Binny is a brand I’ve been following for a long time. Natalie, the face behind its beautifully handmade products, is a very talented designer-maker with a great eye for decor. Bespoke Binny sells African inspired lampshades, aprons, pillows and other hand crafted items.
Natalie recently launched an online lampshade making course – definitely the kind of thing I love to get involved in, so I jumped on the opportunity and enrolled.
I’m so happy with how the lampshade turned out, I actually would love to make some more! For more info, prices, and to book a class, visit Bespoke Binny’s official website.
The entire kit arrived by post, in a box, consisting of a piece of fabric (optional if you have your own fabric), the lampshade ring set and all the other tools needed to DIY it with ease. I went for this stunning vibrant blue fabric as it matches some wall art I have in my living room and I thought it would add an extra bit of colour to my rather neutral living space.
Once you enrol on the course, you are given access to a video that teaches you every single step. It’s easy to follow, Natalie is thorough in her explanations and the result speaks for itself – look at how neat the lampshade looks, if I may say so myself! I think this will get even easier if I do it a few more times, so watch this space – I may just start doing them on a regular basis! after all a lampshade is a lovely gift idea for friends and family.
This course has definitely taught me a new skill that I can nurture and perfect further, using new fabrics and different size lampshades.
For more info, prices, and to book a class, visit Bespoke Binny’s official website.