Winding Lampshades

Printer-friendly versionPrinter-friendly version

As shown by dotted line at corner in Figure 1, secure end of yarn and start winding around base of frame at corner. Wind around base wire in counter-clockwise direction, keeping yarn windings close together so wire will not show through.

When base wires are completely covered, tie end of yarn to base wire with thread or fasten with glue. Proceed to wind top of frame in same manner.

Now start winding around body of frame as illustrated in Figure 2. Please note that this winding also proceeds in a counter-clockwise direction around the upright wires of the frame. Keep pushing the yarn up to cover the wires and to fill the space evenly; also be sure to keep the windings uniformly tight. When winding has been completed, sew, tie or glue end of yarn down firmly.

If necessary to use more than one skein of yarn, splice the two ends together with a thread and trim the ends off neatly. It is recommended that if such splicing is done, you arrange for splice to come on back of one of the upright wires where it will be concealed.

Trim base and top of lamp with ruching, braid or fringe, as desired.

Other great patterns from Rugs, Sweaters, Pot Holders, Lamp Shades, Book No. 107.

Knitting Patterns

Cable Knit Sleeveless Sweater
Slipover Sweater
Child's Beret
Checker Scarf

Crochet Patterns

Hexagon Rug
Rectangle Rug I
Rectangle Rug II
Oval Rug
Circle Rug
Pinwheel Potholder
Square Potholder
Table Pads
Place Mats

Craft Patterns

Hooked Rugs
Winding Lampshades