This is probably a better question for a craft group, but I wonder if
anyone has any views or useful links on making lampshades for ceiling
lights. We're fed up with the ubiquitous expanding round paper
cheapies, and nice lampshades cost arm+leg.
I'm thinking vaguely cubical shape with thin wooden laths along the
edges, but am wondering about sources of translucent "parchment-like"
paper - presumably this has to be rated fireproof to some standard?
Also, sources of the metal gubbins for attaching to the lamp-holder
(could cannabilise round paper cheapies, I suppose)