What you will need
- 6 mm thick rattan
- Translucent fabric, such as linen
- White thread and a needle
- A pair of scissors
- A tape measure
- Bostik Fix & Flash glue
Step 1 : Cutting rattan
Cut 4 pieces of rattan:
- Two pieces of about 1.4 metres: these will form the two horizontal hoops.
- Two pieces of about 1.9 metres: these will form the vertical hoops
Step 2 : Soak the rattan
Soak the rattan in water for 20 minutes to give them the desired circular shape. The thicker your rattan, the longer it will need to be soaked for. Be careful not to let the rattan soak too much, otherwise it may discolour.
Step 3 : Folding
While the rattan is still wet, fold it very gently.
Step 4 : Apply glue
Apply a bead of glue on the ends of each piece to create loops. Flash the light on the applied glue for 15 seconds.
Step 5 : Interlock
Interlock one of the vertical loops into the other to form a sort of cross.
Step 6 : Loops
Place the horizontal loops around this cross, as shown.
Step 7 : Keep the loops in position
Keep the loops in position using a bead of Fix & Flash glue at each intersection.
Step 8 : Cover the entire rattan
Cover the entire rattan structure with fabric. Cut a piece of about 1.4 metres x 1.4 metres, and tie the ends above and below the structure.
Step 9 : Result
Finally, use two small hose clamps to hang your light shade around a suspended bulb.