Well I am proud to say I have finished my first ever lampshade! I purchased my lampshade making materials at www.needcraft.co.uk . They provide all you need to produce a lampshade either as a kit or as separate elements. They also have links to demonstrations on how to make a lampshade. On the whole I am quite pleased with the result for a first attempt, although I think I will add much more printed detail to future lampshades.