Made to Measure Toile, Trimming Lampshades
A Toile be Jouy is traditionally a type of printed calico with a characteristic floral, figure, or landscape design on a light background, and translates literally to ‘cloth from the town of Jouy’. Floral and pretty toile fabrics fit perfectly with the notion of the English countryside, and would make a stunning lampshade. Read More...
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Made to Measure Lampshades
A Toile be Jouy is traditionally a type of printed calico with a characteristic floral, figure, or landscape design on a light background, and translates literally to ‘cloth from the town of Jouy’. Floral and pretty toile fabrics fit perfectly with the notion of the English countryside, and would make a stunning lampshade.
I have designed a contemporary toile which is called ‘For the Love of Rose’ perfect for made to measure lampshades. It depicts figures and landscape on a natural cream linen background. This toile design comes in 4 beautiful colourways from the ever popular Clay and Damson to the earthy Dusky Pink with Whippet, and the brighter Saffron and Charcoal.
This romantic English toile fabric was inspired by my daughter Rose’s drawings of a goat trying to reach up to eat the last green leaves on a tree, and also by my other daughter Flora’s passion for a simpler way of living and the permaculture project she has introduced into our garden.
“For the Love of Rose” fills up the whole width of the fabric, with its story about a Bohemian couple who are living in a shepherd’s hut, making their way through their lives by working on the land. This toile print fabric is printed in the UK, can used to make made to measure lampshades and is also sold by the metre and can be bought online through my web site and also through my shop.
Each bespoke lampshade is beautifully made in our local workshops by professionals, hand finished with great care and attention. Our makers use traditional methods and take a real pride in what they do. With made-to-measure, there is no need to compromise; you can create a unique look with your choice of fabric and those important finishing touches that will complement and co-ordinate your home. There are two shapes to choose from, empire and drum and several sizes. You can choose a second fabric to line the lampshade and choose a diffuser if you wish to hide the bulb.
Both the colour and fabric of a lampshade influence how it diffuses light.
You can buy our fabrics in 50cm increments and make you own lampshade, or use our made to measure servie and we will make one especially for you.
Please ask for fabric samples and see the colours in your rooms. If you order a half metre returnable sample you can pin it to your present curtains and see how it looks. All our fabrics are printed in the UK on a good weight of 100% Linen and Linen Union making them suitable for lampshades, curtains, blinds, cushions and upholstery. We hold a good stock of all our fabrics ensuring delivery is usually within 3-5 working days with an overnight service available. The same team, who take you order will roll, inspect and cut it, so accuracy and quality can be assured.