I am head over heels in love with this project from the most recent issue of Country Living Magazine!!! If I can find a nice nubby sweater and resist keeping/wearing it, I'm going to give this a shot with some table lamps. I'd love to see how the technique looks on a drum shade!
Here are the instructions:
Make over a plain pendant shade by cloaking it in wool. First, cut a large sweater in half along a side seam, removing the sleeves. Pull the resulting rectangle of material tightly around the shade so the fabric meets in the back; cut to fit and hot-glue to the shade. Next, trim the sweater lengthwise, leaving an inch of overhang at the top and bottom. Fold the overhang over the shade's edges and secure on the inside with hot glue. For safety, use a low-wattage bulb.