The RHS Malvern Spring Garden Show is less than a week away and just like all the plant nurseries around the country, I have been busy growing blooms of my own…. in the form of lampshades.

Greenspringflowers Orangespringflowers

I’m a bit behind schedule as both my children have been off school with chicken pox in the past month (and not at the same time either!)

After planning my design and colourway, I stitch and cut the panels.

Orangeheadspanel

I hand paint the frames…

Paintingframes  Paintedframes

… then fit and stitch the prepared panel to the frame…

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and voila!

Springflowershades

The bases are still in the workshop.

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I’ll post the full set of finished lamps in all their glory next week.

Have a great bank holiday weekend.

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