The latest batch of map drum shades to be delivered has featured the delights of Devon, commissioned by men this time.
The first pair represent the customer’s entire life – incorporating all the places he has ever lived. For these I sourced the map – a 1960 cloth Ordnance Survey map of Barnstaple.
The edges are bound in paper to match the stitched vertical stripes.
The customer has just sent me a lovely email telling me how pleased he is and attached some photos to show them on his own bases. I love them!
The second pair was ordered to remind a local customer of happy holidays spent in Devon, they’re made from vintage cloth-backed Bartholomew’s map (left) and Ordnance Survey map (right), supplied by him. The tallest is 20″ high x 9″ diameter.
It is impossible to flatten out the folds of decades old linen-backed maps, but it can add to the lampshade’s charm.
I’ll be working with local maps again next week, before moving on to Cornwall!