Posts by Ruth Morgan

An Easter Hat made from Lutradur XL and Evolon

by Ruth Morgan | March 15, 2024 | Posted in Evolon, Lutradur

A couple of years ago, our local nursery ran an ‘Easter Bonnet’ competition, so we decided to make a simple top hat for our little chap’s entry. We chose Lutradur XL as the base for our hat, as it is strong enough to support itself, without any stiffening. After measuring our model’s head (52cms in circumference) we cut a rectangular piece 18cms high x 59cms wide. The extra length provided a good overlap as well as extra support. We then cut an oval ring shape for the brim, also out of Lutradur XL. Using transfer paint, we lightly coloured […]

Evolon & Evolon Soft – for making Romantic Rose Decorations for Valentine’s Day

by Ruth Morgan | January 26, 2024 | Posted in Evolon

Evolon is ideal for crafting as it colours well, does not tear or fray and holds its shape beautifully. Our photographs show how these Evolon roses can be used to create a centre piece, a symbolic single stem, or to decorate a card.  How to Make the Roses . . . Best of all, these roses will last a lot longer than the fresh variety!

Poem by Robert Burns (printed on Zeelon Heavy)

by Ruth Morgan | January 8, 2024 | Posted in Zeelon

To celebrate Burns Night on 25th January, we thought it would be a great idea to print one of his poems on to a piece of Zeelon Heavy (as pictured below). As an alternative to Zeelon Heavy, it is also possible to print on the heavier weights of Lutradur (for instance 70gms), as both provide a much more durable and hard wearing option, than simply using paper or card. On this occasion, we used a standard inkjet printer, but please be aware we would not recommend the use of a laser printer, as the heat used in the laser printing […]

Zeelon Ghosts for Halloween

by Ruth Morgan | October 12, 2023 | Posted in Zeelon

These ghostly apparitions were made using Zeelon Light – an ideal fabric for this type of project as it is translucent and beautifully sheer. We began by dipping strips of Zeelon Light in a diluted solution of PVA glue, before draping them over a proforma, made up of a plastic bottle, a small ball for the head and garden wire arms. To give extra height to our ghost, we stood the model on a couple of paint tins. We applied the Zeelon strips all over the proforma until it was completely covered and left the glue to dry. To achieve […]

Lutradur Leaves, Flowers, Brooch & Bowl !

by Ruth Morgan | September 6, 2023 | Posted in Lutradur

These photographs have been sent in to us by Elizabeth and Lynn from Kidderminster, who attended a ‘Fun with Lutradur’ session at their local Craft Club. The Group used Lutradur 70gsm and 100gsm to make a selection of leaves and flowers. (The leaves were made from Lutradur 70gsm and the flowers from 100gsm) First, they prepared the Lutradur with colour (Inktense pencils and paints), before stencilling their chosen design on to the fabric. They then used free machine embroidery to define the outline of their images and also to create veins and texture. (As Lutradur is a strong fabric […]

Lutradur Butterflies

by Ruth Morgan | August 25, 2023 | Posted in Lutradur

We made these colourful butterflies by following an origami pattern and using Lutradur 30gsm, a few pipe cleaners and some black paperclips! Although Lutradur is very strong, it has a lovely translucent quality, making it ideal for projects that require a delicate finish. For these butterflies, we used 30gsm, which is the lightest Lutradur we stock and supply. We used transfer paints to colour the Lutradur and, of course, all sorts of additional decoration could be applied, such as free-style machine stitching, sequins, etc. If you would like to know more about this, or any of our other projects, […]

Lutradur as a Teaching Aid

by Ruth Morgan | June 19, 2023 | Posted in Lutradur

An experienced Reflexologist has recently told us she has found Lutradur to be an invaluable tool for creating teaching aids to help her students. She was able to make several templates of feet, cut them up and colour code the sections with acrylic paints. This enabled her to identify the various areas, pressure points, muscles, etc. to her pupils. She chose Lutradur 100gsm, which is one of the heavier, denser weights of Lutradur and although quite flexible to handle, it is stiff enough to keep its shape and remain flat. The durable nature of Lutradur also means she has […]

Lutradur – Bee Inspired!

by Ruth Morgan | May 25, 2023 | Posted in Lutradur

Just look at these lovely photos sent into us by Jo Stevens, a local lady with a passion for crafting. Although this was Jo’s first time working with Lutradur, she was able to create these gorgeous bees, using thin self-adhesive felt for the body and incorporating Lutradur (which is semi-transparent) for the wings. The main photograph shows one of the larger bees forming part of a display at the Village Hall, in celebration of the coronation of King Charles III. So eye-catching!

Lutradur Crowns & Coronets to celebrate the Coronation of King Charles III

by Ruth Morgan | April 14, 2023 | Posted in Evolon, Lutradur

The coronation is only a few weeks away and, if you’re planning any sort of get together or street party, you may like to get into the spirit of the occasion with some suitable headgear. We used Lutradur 130gsm to make these crowns – it is much stronger than paper or card, yet wonderfully flexible. Transfer paints were used to colour the Lutradur (although acrylic paints would have worked equally well). We chose Golden Yellow for the basic crown and Scarlet and Vivid Blue for the large decorative spots. Using the same basic template as above, we made a second crown, but this […]

Evolon & Lutradur Carrot Bunting for Easter

by Ruth Morgan | April 5, 2023 | Posted in Evolon, Lutradur

These Evolon carrots are filled with dry rice, which gives them a realistic weight and knobbly feel. Evolon is a superb material for craft projects, such as this, as it can be dyed, cut, embroidered, glued, painted and machine stitched, plus it doesn’t tear or fray! If you would like to know more about Evolon and Lutradur or any of our other materials, please do not hesitate to contact us. Samples are available on request. We would love to hear from you!