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close up of black boucle fabric lamp shade with brass hardware
bottom of black boucle lamp shade
top of black boucle lamp shade with brass spider ring
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inside of black boucle handmade lamp shade
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Bespoke Lamp Shade in Black Boucle Handmade Fabric

$ 86.00

Available as a drum shade in a variety of sizes.
Need a different size? Custom sizes also available. Contact Krista For Your Size.

Handmade drum lamp shade
100% Organic cotton fabric by Thief & Moth, fibers professionally dyed black* (please read dark fabric disclaimer at bottom before ordering)
Top spider ring in either brass or nickel finish
Intended for use with a harp & finial

This is a made-to-order item. This item is not eligible for return or exchange.
Currently shipping in 8-10 weeks.

While this fabric isn't quite a traditional boucle, it has all the glory of a boucle lamp shade. Boucle fabric has little thread loops that give it it's characteristic texture. This fabric is handwoven by Thief & Moth here in Madison, Wisconsin and the extreme variation in thread thickness creates this wonderful boucle-like texture.

I'm in awe at how this lamp shade turned out. It is truly something special. When the light is off, it is a rich, strongly textured black fabric shade. When the light is on, this strong pattern shows through and the color shifts to a stark black and white combo. It's a striking and contemporary look.

This shade comes standard with a cream triangle stitch detail. Red or black thread is also available. Please leave a note in the order comments if you would like something other than cream.

*Because of the dark nature of these natural fibers, this shade can fade over time, especially in rooms with a lot of natural light. If your room gets a lot of light or if the possibility of fading is concerning to you, it is recommended that you try a lighter or more neutral shade on your lamp. Returns can not be accepted for fading as this is a known problem with most dark lamp shades, especially those made of natural fibers.

Pro Tip: For optimal performance, choose your bulb based on your shade size and not on what your lamp base can handle.

While LEDs emit less heat than the old incandescent bulbs, heat output is not the only thing that affects the well-being of your shade. Lumen output can still have an affect on how quickly a shade yellows with time. A larger shade can handle a higher wattage (or lumen output) bulb, and a smaller shade can handle a lower wattage bulb

Lumen output is how we determine wattage equivalents. A 60W incandescent light bulb that uses 60 watts of power gives off a minimum of 800 lumens of light. A 60W equivalent LED light bulb also gives off a minimum of 800 lumens. This lumen output can still affect a lampshade over time, even if we don't see any immediate damage being done and it never gets warm. I recommend not using more than a 40W equivalent on a 9 in. diameter shade.