Miranda's lampshade venture was born of a desire to move away from work as a scenic artist and specialist painter – and, more simply, because she found herself needing a lampshade but couldn't find anything she liked.
|'Savannah' shade, £39.99|
My next few efforts weren't perfect either, for various reasons, hence lots of Frankenshades around my house but once I'd mastered the craft I realised I might be on to something.”
|'Cockateel' shade, in pink, £34.99; 'Paperweight' shade, £29.99|
"I tend to buy my fabrics in quite small quantities so there will never be too many lampshades of that design available. I scour the Internet looking for fabrics and if I find something that I love will go to almost any lengths to get it”
|'Paradise' lampshade, £39.99|
"My favourites are the bird prints – the cockatiel fabric in pink (see the Furuya, further up) is just so bright and adorable, while this classic hibiscus and chrysanthemum shade would cast a fabulously moody light in any corner."
Prices range from £29.99 to £89.99 depending on size and Miranda is happy to make shades to a specific size. See more at her Folksy shop.