These crochet twine lampshades are part of what is probably one of the most exciting projects I’ve ever been a part of, and really the one that first started me off as a real fiber artist. Before this project, I had made a few different pieces, including mini baskets crocheted from jute twine. I had tried selling these baskets on Etsy, but to no avail. However, after several weeks of attempting to sell them, I was contacted by a designer for Aria Group Architects, who then asked if I would be able to recreate these baskets in much larger sizes, paint them, and flip them upside-down to become lampshades. Um, yes! She sent me specifications and blueprints and I was off. The exciting thing about these lampshades is they turned out exactly the way I wanted them to, and I made every single one by hand. These now hang in a public restaurant for all to see, and I couldn’t be more pleased.
What: Custom crochet twine lampshades for Nando’s Peri Peri.
How: After designing a pattern for each individual size according to architectural blueprints and specifications, each lamp was crocheted by hand from jute twine and hand-painted.
Who: Aria Group Architects.