Jim Lawrence Knowledge Base

Our Bespoke Lampshade Service

We create every lampshade by hand at our Hadleigh workshops from our fabulous collection of fabrics that are hand picked for their quality and suitability for the very best soft furnishings. We can therefore offer a bespoke lampshade design service.

If you can’t find what you are looking for in our extensive ‘made to order’ range why not contact our sales team  to discuss your unique lampshade requirements and obtain a free quotation on 01473 826685.

All bespoke shades need to use one of our existing shade frames
Bespoke shades

Can I have a shade made in a different fabric?

If you would like a shade made in one of our fabrics or colourways that is not already offered as a shade, as long as the fabric is suitable for the shade, we should be able to accommodate you at a small additional 'bespoke' cost.

Our general advice is that that stripes do not work well on an Empire, French Drum and our Sloped shapes and fabrics with large patterns do not work well on small shades.

Please call our sales team to discuss your requirements and obtain a free quote on 01473 826685.

Can you make a shade with my own fabric?

We will always try our best to accommodate your wishes so if you have a fabric you would like to use on one of our shade frames, the best thing to do is send us a swatch along with your contact details, so we can make sure it is suitable. If you can't send us a swatch, by all means send us your fabric, but we may have to return it if we think it won't work. 

As with the advice given above, generally stripes do not work well if the shade has sloped sides and fabric with a large pattern repeat will not look good on a small shade.

If the fabric is suitable, one of our sales team will contact you with a quote. Our contact details are at the bottom of the page.
Shade makers at work
Ickworth pendant with shade

What if I need a shade with a pendant fitting?

All our straight sided shades - cylinder, square, oval and rectangular - can be used as pendants because they can be turned upside down to ensure the gimble (shade ring) is in the right place. We also make a range of Pendant Empire and French Drum shades in a variety of sizes for you to choose from.

However, if you would like one of our other shades made to fit a pendant, we can do this upon request for a small additional 'bespoke' cost. It is probably best if you call our sales team first to discuss your ideas and obtain a quote. Remember, if you are using a patterned fabric, you will need to tell us which way up you would like it.

Can I get my shade lined?

We can line many of our shade shapes and sizes with silver or gold card if you would like something with a little extra wow factor. Please call the sales team to discuss your ideas and make sure the type of shade you would like lined is suitable. There is a small additional cost for these linings.

Shade with gold or silver lining visible
Kindly note, our silver and gold card is not suitable for shades in any of our Hunstanton Velvets.

Lamarsh Shades

These are a very specific shape as they are designed to fit our Lamarsh wall lights and do not work well with thick fabrics. If you are thinking of asking for a bespoke shade to fit our Lamarsh, please discuss it with our sales team first.
Lamarsh shades



Jim Lawrence, The Ironworks
Lady Lane, Hadleigh
Suffolk, IP7 6BQ


Speak to one of the sales team on 01473 826685
Our telephone lines are open:  
Monday - Friday: 9:30am - 5pm


Email us at sales@jim-lawrence.co.uk