Lampshade

I bought a really nice old lamp stand in France which had a broken shade. I couldn't find a suitable replacement that wasn't ridiculously expensive, so I made my own.
Keeping the inner bits and the ring at the top, I attached verticals and adjoining sections made from wire coat hangers. Then I made a 'ground mesh' by wrapping the frame in cotton thread and then pasting squares of muslin onto that using wallpaper paste, papier maché fashion. The green and gold coloured lines are made using ripped up bits of handmade paper.
It's a bit wonky, but I like it.

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