So, after rootling around in my stash of stuff, I unearthed an old tablecloth bought at the Sallies and popped off to Global-that-was to pick up some light green silk, and this is what I did:
Making the lampshade using the pale green silk. Goes with my nails ;-)
The tablecloth. I think I paid $4 at the Sallies in Kilbirnie.
Cutting a strip of the cloth slightly wider than the barrel of the shade.
A liberal coating of adhesive spray. I loathe the stinky stuff, I much prefer Mod Podge, but working with silk it gets tricky as white glues can mark it so easily.
Erk, the sticky keeps sticking to itself...
...finally in business. I'm wrapping it around the green shade
keeping it nice and taut, and lapping the finished edge from the corner of the tablecloth over the cut edge.
Rinse and repeat...
This what they look like with light coming through. "I have to be honest with you, I loves it. Tidy*".
*Blame reruns of Gavin and Stacey, Ness is my hero! Even more than Miranda!