Keepsake Gifts

Choose from our range of personalised gifts, to create a beautiful gift for that special occasion.

Furniture Inspiration

Passionate about creative furniture incorporating upholstery with sustainablity & upcycling 

Handmade Lampshades

Let us light up your life.

Workshop & Creative classes

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


ILDN Awards

“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!

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.  

New Arrivals

We Love Our Lampshades


100% Satisfaction Guaranteed

We use only high quality materials in our products. In the unlikely event that you are not completely satisfied, we will replace or refund the item. See our returns policy for details.

Be Creative…



Feeling creative? Would you like to learn a new skill? We run workshops throughout the year. Please see our workshop section for further details.



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

00353 87 8189278

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Burlington Business Park,
Limerick/Clare border
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