Take pongee 8. It is the easiest kind of silk to work with.



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What you need for the base

  • Clay and glaze
  • one socket, cable, push-botton switch and a plug (they all come in a set as well)

What you need for the shade

  • silk as you like it (cf. hint)
  • one ring with bars and one without
  • special foil for lampshades
    (It is a firm foil with an adhesive coating on one side. It is 60 cm or 120 cm wide and either white or transparent.) In most cases the narrow one will do.
  • double-sided sticking plaster (Tesa), 15 mm wide


A whole set for making lampshades is sometimes obtainable from a specialized dealer. The set contains two rings and the matching foil

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