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Meet the Artisan and her helper

Based on the Wiltshire and Somerset border Lighter Shades of Blue is simply me (Amanda) and my little helper, no big fancy corporation. I was raised in the Dorset countryside by a seamstress mother who made fancy home furnishings for rather grand country homes giving me inspiration as a child. My love of textiles, photography and home interiors has brought about Lighter Shades of Blue. Blue the colour of the sky, the colour of the sea, a timeless palette of blues to calm the soul. Mother nature has blessed me with my botanical designs and helps me to create each piece with her sunlight. Every piece, whether it is a lampshade or an original framed picture is designed and handcrafted by myself in my home workshop, meaning every piece is made with love and totally unique.

Cyanotype creations for stylish home interiors

Every piece unique and handcrafted

Cyanotype Lampshades

Uniquely handcrafted cyanotype lampshades inspired by nature but with added opulence to compliment and brighten any home interior. With gold or copper foil finish, fabulous high shine mirror metallic gold or copper lining Choose from the stunning range of minimalist drum lampshades in our online shop. Or if you have seen a particular design that you can't find in my online shop just get in touch, commissions are always welcome.


Cyanotypes, also known as blueprints or photograms are a historical form of photography first developed by John Herscel in the 1842. Popularised by Anna Atkins in 1900s when she used the technique to document her botanical studies. Created using natural sunlight makes each piece unique. Creating many variations dependant on the intensity of the sunlight which varies through out the day and the time of year.


Unique cyanotype prints on fabric embellished with gold or copper foiling, stitched detail. These pieces can be found on Instagram or by following my blog or viewed at exhibitions throughout the year. Or visit one of my local stockist. Commissions are always welcome so if something has caught your eye and you can't find it just get in touch.