Most of the custom lampshades created by The Shade Above are made of 100% pure China silk and are created in a variety of colors. China silk fabric is quite delicate, which makes it the perfect material for crafting pleated or smocked styles of lampshades. However, the silk pongee samples and the linens are ideal for flat-covered shades or pleating due to their thicker material, which makes smocking difficult.
At The Shade Above, we carry a large selection of colors and patterns for our silk lampshades, but we do allow customers to bring in their own fabric for use. This allows you to have a perfect match of your bedding or drapery.
Below you will find a selection of our swatches. If you do not see the color or style you are looking for, please ask The Shade Above to see additional samples.