Fabricate are passionate about a Learning experience in a creative enviroment.
Create & Explore a variety of Artforms, specialising in Lampshade Making & the Art of Needle Felting
“I was delighted to win the Mid West Regional ILDN award. I believe as long as you have the passion, motivation and support, anything is possible. I am a proud Limerick businesswoman, and this award is recognition for all of my hard work.”
Be Unique. It’s Super Easy!
If you are looking to brighten up your interiors or need that perfect gift,
Textile Art created using the method of Needle felting and Irish Wool.
Buy Quality Handmade Lampshades For Your Home.
My handmade lampshades are available in various sizes & styles to compliment and enhance any room. I see my shades as a piece of functional art for your home.
I produce floor-standing, tabletop & drum lamps giving you a wealth of choice. Wider selection of fabrics available.
Contact me if you need help with colour schemes.
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This video will help you make some gorgeous flowers, you can do your bit for the environment and maybe make the flowers out of old denims, or maybe some old shirts or fabric you make have around your home.
As you will see from the before and after pictures these revamped, these upcycled lampshades have been giving a new lease of live & added a pop of colour to its surroundings. Some lampshades are just not ready for the trash heap, its great to recycle and reuse the base and replace the PVC with a carefully chosen fabric to suit and coordinate with your surroundings and décor. The lampshades that I revamped had a great shape and modern base it was my pleasure to give them some colour and some character.
It is a difficult decision selecting the right size shade for your home or as a gift especially with such a wide variety of shades available.
Keep Creative & Be inspired
Sustainable Art & Sustainable Living.
I am passionate about giving a “new lease of life” to some old furniture pieces. Where possible in my work, I also incorporate upcycled fabrics as I feel we all need to do our bit for the enviroment, no matter how small.
I love the process of stripping back and creating something totally unique. using fabrics and bright paint to transform the look.
Keep up to date with daily posts from my Instagram and other social media accounts.
Find out about my latest projects and see some of my make over transformations.
Fall in Love with Our Lampshades…
Let Us Light Up Your Life With Beautiful Designs To illuminate Your Home.
If you are looking for a specific style, shape or colour shade & you dont see it online, I have a wider selection of fabrics available please dont hesitiate to pop me an email. I am more than happy to help you find the perfect shade for your interiors or for that perfect gift.
I use only high quality materials in our products. All my lampshades are hand rolled and have a licenced fire retardant inner.
They are a functional piece of Art for your home.
Let me light up your home.
Be Creative, Learn a newskill…
Workshops & Creative Classes
Feeling creative? Would you like to learn a new skill?
I run workshops and creative classes throughout the year in a variety of locations across Ireland.
I collaborate with a variety of other Artists to bring you a large selection of Art and Creative Workshops, suitable for all ages.
Teaching & School Textiles
I work with the Home Economics & Art teachers in local schools around Ireland, to introduce the students from 1st years to Transition Year students, teaching them creative textiles & basics on how to needle felt and incorporate Embroidery & Felting which makes a perfect project for the CPA.
If you are a teacher or a school principle email me at email@example.com for further details, as kit packs can also be proved for the students.
Hi! My name is Karen Cunneen-Bilbow. During my years at the Limerick School of Art & Design, I discovered the world of Fine Art Printmaking and this, for me, was liberating. My approach to art changed as I developed a passion for vibrant colour, textiles and textures.
In 2017, I made a personalised gift set for my niece of a unique lampshade, funky personalised bunting and a cushion I wanted something Unique for her nursery. This was the beginning of my Lampshade adventure and it has since gone from strength to strength. In Dec 2017, Fabricate was born. Since setting up my business, I recently appeared in a business feature on the “Ireland AM” show on TV3. This was an exciting opportunity, which I thoroughly enjoyed and the response to my business had been fantastic.
I believe that “Handmade has a charm and is something to be treasured” so I now love to create unique handcrafted products.
Fabricate now offers a wide range of Unique fabrics and design Lampshades, all our shades are handmade with high quality fabrics and I am happy to work and collaborate with you if you would like to create a Unique funky shade. Whether the lampshade is a gift to mark a special occasion or if you would like a Unique Lampshade to illuminate your home. Contact me I am happy to help create that perfect shade for you.
I’m not just a Lampshade maker, Over the years, I have developed a passion for 2D needle felting & I love to create Textile Art, drawing my inspiration from nature. I love working with natural fibers and threads. it’s a versatile art that is suitable for all ages. Currently, Fabricate combines all these elements together so its not just a work studio. I have a teaching classroom and gift display section in my studio, I teach needle-felting workshops, Lampshade making classes, Kids sewing, Creative Craft classes. Recently, I have collaborated with other Irish Artists and now offer a wider selection of craft classes in my studio. If you are feeling creative and would like to attend one of our Workshops you can find more details on the workshops and classes section on the website, or on my Facebook and Instagram pages
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