Help And Advice For Making Lampshades

We want to give you all the help you need to make lampshades as easily and efficiently as possible. 

On this page, we have gathered a list of links to valuable resources that we believe are essential to assisting you on your journey with lampshade making. The links below provide access to our large range of Video tutorials, recommended books, and the best tools and working tips.

You will also find links to all relevant industry safety and regulatory advice. 

If you require any further advice or information, please do not hesitate to get in touch with our friendly team via our Contact page, or alternatively reach out to our community of 5,000 lampshade makers via our forum, where you will find a wealth of free practical help and advice.


  1. How To Make Lampshades
  2. Video Tutorials
  3. Lampshade Making Books
  4. Instructions, Guides and Safety Documents
  5. BEAM
  6. Workshop Directory
  7. Lampshade Making Tools
  8. Lampshade Makers Support group

How to Make Lampshades

Our constantly growing repository of guides and tutorials is created by our talented team to provide information and inspiration for both budding and experienced lampshade makers.

Browse through the articles via the links below and find some great ideas for your next project.

How to Make Hard Lampshades
How to Make Soft/Traditional Lampshades
How to Make Paper Lampshades
Lampshade Making Tutorials

Video Tutorials

To further assist you in your journey, our team has created a number of informative and easy-to-follow video tutorials.

Take a look at our videos for instructions on how to get started with the Needcraft kits, explainers for particular techniques, or getting the best out of your lampshade-making tools.

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Lampshade Making Books

Looking for more detailed information about creating lampshades? There are several books that we highly recommend and sell in our bookshop.

These books have been published by leading experts in the industry and provide a huge amount of useful advice and creative ideas. We have made these books available at a great price and can be found by clicking the link below.

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Lampshade Books

Instructions, Guides & Safety Documents

Visit our Library to access and download all documentation. Here you will find Needcraft kit instruction guide PDFs, product brochures, flyers, and safety documents.

If you require any documents in particular which are not available here, please do not hesitate to get in contact and we will do our best to provide what you need as soon as possible.

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BEAM - Business Expertise and Advice for Makers

BEAM (Business Expertise and Advice for Makers) is a collection of guides and resources developed by Dannells to offer advice and guidance to Lampshade Makers who would like to start their own lampshade business.

Interested in starting your own lampshade business? Click the button below to find out how.

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Workshop Directory

Are you keen to learn how to make a bespoke lampshade? Here you will find expert lampshade makers from across the UK who run lampshade-making workshops and courses. Search for short, fun lampshade workshops or more in-depth multi-day soft lampshade skills courses - there’s something to suit every budding lampshade maker!

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Lampshade Making Tools

Dannells supplies everything that you need to make beautiful lampshades - including the perfect tools for the job. Browse our range of recommended tools and make sure that you have what you need to get started.

Shop Tools

If you would like to learn more about the tools required for making lampshades and how to use them, we have a selection of useful resources available on our blog.

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Lampshade Making Tools

Lampshade Makers Support Group

If you need any help or advice, we highly recommend asking the lampshade makers and manufacturers in our Facebook forum. Here you will get real practical advice and real-time answers to your questions. Go to our forum by clicking the button below.

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