Simple stencils for lampshade are drawn and cut from cardboard.
The stencil outlines are traced out neatly, to minimize cloth wastage.
The traced outlines are neatly cut to get multiple identical pieces.
The identical cut pieces are bundled for ease of storage and use.
Usually a coarse low cost cloth is used lampshades.
The appliques are joined using simple and decorative machine stitches.
The lampshade structure is obtained by fixing the wooden or iron rings.
They are embellished with mirrors, joined with simple stitches.
The lampshades are usually made for bulk festival orders.
One of the most popular products in applique, these generate ample employment.
Borders and embellishments are added to enhance the product.
There are more than 1000 designs available in lampshades alone.
The famous town of Pipli in Orissa, halfway between Bhubaneswar and Puri, is known for its exquisite appliqué work. An enchanting form of fabric based patchwork, well known for its geometric motifs and stylized birds, animals and flowers cut out of brightly coloured cloth and sewn on contrasting backgrounds. The following slides explain the making of a typical lampshade, one of the most popular products found in Pipli, attracting bulk festival orders.