Yarn Mosaic Lampshade

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I like to knit and love to crochet, but hardly have time for either, yet that doesn’t lessen my addiction to yarn. So when I came across the bewitching spinning skills of Austin, Texas, artist Amanda Jones, I was hooked. I used her yarn to make this frilly lampshade and you can too!

Jones’ Hysterical Yarns start at $23.05 for 55 yards. To see more of her work, visit www.venusart.org or venusart.etsy.com.

Supplies:

Yarn
Aleene’s Fabric Fusion Adhesive
Lampshade
Scissors

Directions: Work one section at a time on the lampshade. Coat a circle shape with the glue and snip a 15-inch piece of yarn. Lay it on the glue in a swirl pattern. Continue all over the lampshade. Trim the edges by going around and around.

Love & light,


4 Responses

  1. That’s fantastic! And the yarn is beautiful. When I first saw it I thought the project must involve tacking the yarn down with thread (=cool but time-consuming). The glue sounds like a much better option : ) I can’t wait to try this!

  2. I love this! I have a couple of bedside lamps that would look much better with this treatment. About how much yarn was used for this lamp?

  3. This is really cool, but I’d love to see it also with the lamp ON! Lampshades look so different depending on whether the light’s on or off.

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