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Meet and Make Brighton

I was chuffed to be asked to come along and teach fairy light making at Meet and Make a few weeks ago! Meet and Make is a group for people who love to make and create and was set up by Amy Philip of Button and Blue, Jo Biddles and Kate Vincent. I came across Meet and Make a while back and thought it was such a great idea! Everyone is welcome and they meet weekly at the The Square Brighton and offer a range of workshops.

Meet and Make Brighton

Each week the workshop is different and can range from printmaking, pompom making, lettering to wreath making! They cater for the crafty novice to the expert and they create a welcoming space to learn and share skills and connect with other creatives.

If you fancy learning some new skills and meeting a lovely bunch of people then make sure you check our their upcoming craft evenings! I’ll definitely be going along to some more! 

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How to find the perfect size lampshade for your base

Whether you have found an amazing new lamp base or are reusing your favourite one, you will need to find a lamp shade that will fit it perfectly!

I have outlined a few handy tips to make it easier for you to find the right size and shape lampshade for your base

For table lamps

  • The diameter of your lampshade should be wider than the widest part of the lamp base
  • The diameter of your lampshade should not be any bigger than the height of the lamp base
  • The height of your lampshade should be between 60% and 80% of the height of the base

For floor lamps

  • The diameter of your lampshade should usually be 40cm or larger
  • The height of your lampshade should be between 30% and 50% of the height of the base

Shape of your lampshade

As a rough rule the shape of the lampshade should match the shape of the base. For example if the base is rounded then the lampshade should be a round/drum shape. However if the base is rectangular then the shade should be more angular, a rectangle or square shape.

All of these tips are only there as a guide, I believe that there are a lot of lampshade and base combinations that look amazing but don’t follow these guidelines at all!

It might be a good idea to play around with different sizes and shapes if possible. If you are local to Brighton then you are always welcome to pop into my studio with your base to check out which shade would suit it best. Just contact me to arrange a day

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