Hello, I’m Ruth. Lampshade maker, mother of two, wife to one, gardener, combat lover. I live in a brilliant village in North Somerset, just outside Bristol, UK. Making lampshades starting from thinking about wallpaper and watching Kirsty Allsopp. I love paper, especially wallpaper sample books where all the patterns and colour ways are set in glorious harmony. But fabulous wallpaper is not good for lampshades so I turned to material and found that there is some truly delicious stuff out there! Adventurous, bold, unusual and beautiful fabrics waiting to be made into lampshades – shades that you do not and will not find on the high street. Like a kid in a candy store, I hope you’ll find my handmade shades exciting too. It’s so good to strike out and be bold!