Leaf lamp­shade

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✒ I en­joyed read­ing about mak­ing leaf lanterns on a re­cent crafts page. I thought read­ers might like to see my lamp­shade made from leaves. Dur­ing six months work­ing as an au pair in Jerusalem in the Six­ties I was be­friended by a lo­cal fam­ily. As a leav­ing present they asked a friend to make me a lamp­shade made from lo­cal leaves, flow­ers and seeds.

These leaves were pressed on to a piece of thin parch­ment, which was then cov­ered with a thin layer of melted can­dle­wax. When I mar­ried a cou­ple of years later my hus­band turned it into this lovely stand lamp­shade. It brings back such happy mem­o­ries. Daphne Clarke, North York­shire

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