I am Penny and I established Hawthorn Shades 5 years ago, producing quality, handmade lampshades to order, selling successfully through Etsy as well as my own website. I also take on commissions and make shades for interior designers and artisan lamp makers.
I trained in art and textile design and worked as a woven textile designer (many years ago) before having my family.
I have a keen interest in interior styling, and in more recent years have worked as a curtain and roman blind maker.
Now I concentrate on making a wide variety of lampshades and work from my garden studio in rural Lincolnshire.
I am inspired by nature, hedgerows, wild and garden flowers and this is reflected in the fabrics I choose to work with. I am pleased to be able to combine my creative ability with a passion for working with natural fabrics, good design, and colour to produce beautiful and useful home decor.