And Then There Were Four

And Then There Were Four

I had hoped to have a completed lampshade to show you today. But the frame is still in pieces and I haven’t figured out exactly how the cobweb felt is going on to the frame.

Wensleydale Lampshade Covers

But I do have four pieces of cobweb felt to go over the frame. One piece is a bit thicker than the others but I don’t think most people would notice.

close up Wensleydale cobweb felt

The textures from the Wensleydale are wonderful.

Lamp Shade Frame Parts

Here’s the frame. Hmmm… place part A on part B and attach with screw Q…

Trying out cobweb felt over a lamp

But I thought a preview was in order. Here is one of the pieces of felt over an existing lamp.

Cobweb Felt Lit

And a little closer view. I think it might do 🙂

Next time (hopefully), the finished lamp shade!

20 thoughts on “And Then There Were Four

  1. It’s going to be beautiful! Rather you than me with the instructions though.

    I wonder what the shade would look like with a pastel-coloured bulb or led colour-changing bulb behind it?

    1. Thanks Lyn – the instructions actually don’t look too complicated, I just ran out of time. A colored light bulb would certainly add interest.

  2. The lamp will eventually come together! Sometimes these felting projects are frustrating not in the felting, but in the putting together when tools are involved. Reminds me of my struggles with the circles mobile. Fun and easy making the circles–but making the mobile itself–not so much.
    Look forward to seeing your completed project, Ruth.

    1. Thanks Cathy – yes, the putting together of projects is often the most time consuming part. But I’ll get there eventually.

  3. The felted panels came out very pretty. I am useless at putting anything together, thank goodness for my dear husband. I think putting in a color ball will give the lampshade a nice effect.

    1. Thanks Judy. I may get hubbie to help out. It’s always nice for someone else to take care of the mechanics of things.

  4. I really love the texture of the lampshade. It’s going to look great when you get it done. I look forward to seeing it finished and lit.

    1. Thanks Marilyn. I do love the texture of Wensleydale felted. Hopefully, the finished lampshade will be my next post.

  5. It’s going to be gorgeous, Ruth! Are you going to leave the natural edges as much as possible?

    1. Thanks Zed – I would like to leave the natural edges but figuring out how to do that is going to be a task. It is all supposed to be sewn together and no edges show. Hopefully, I will be able to work out a way to show the edges.

  6. So pretty… As I look at this I’m thinking, “my cats sure would love this lampshade” – do you have any pets, Ruth? If so, did any of them “comment” on the wool? 🙂

    1. Thanks, yes cats might be an issue with this type of shade. I have 2 Yorkies and they don’t seem to pay much attention to my felting stuff.

    2. My cats would definitely be all over it, but maybe not in a bad way (they like my knitting wool but do nothing besides smell it) 🙂

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