Posts by Ruth Morgan

Scissor Sleeve

by Ruth Morgan | May 24, 2019 | Posted in Evolon

Having seen scissor sleeves for sale in haberdasheries and at craft fairs, we thought we would have a go at making our own using Evolon. This is one of those projects where it is much easier to show photos of how an item was made, rather than try to explain! Using our largest pair of scissors as a guide, we created a template and, after experimenting by making a few adjustments to the angles, we were eventually able to fold the card so that the top edges of both pockets were parallel.   When we were happy with our […]

Night Lights by Kate Findlay

by Ruth Morgan | May 16, 2019 | Posted in Lutradur

Charming night lights created by Kate Findlay This is the first time we have featured any of Kate’s work on our website, but hopefully not the last! Kate is a full-time artist/maker in textiles, who runs workshops and gives talks to textile groups. She produces a wide variety of work, and has previously made a great number of art quilts based on the Large Hadron Collider, but nowadays makes collaged textile pictures using hand dyed fabrics, taking her inspiration from the British countryside. To see the full range of Kate’s fabulous art, why not visit her website www.artsfindlay.co.uk . […]

Happy Easter!

by Ruth Morgan | April 17, 2019 | Posted in Evolon, Lutradur

Our local nursery is celebrating this Easter with a Best Bonnet Competition, so we chose a simple top hat design for our little chap . . .                         We started by measuring our model’s head (52cms) and then cut two pieces of Lutradur XL  – a rectangle for the top section (18cms x 59cms) long enough to provide a good overlap. Next we cut an oval shape for the brim and checked this for size on our model. Using transfer paint, we lightly coloured the Lutradur to give […]

Mothers Day Slippers

by Ruth Morgan | March 14, 2019 | Posted in Evolon, Lutradur

It’s time for Mum to put her feet up with some lovely new slippers! We used Lutradur XL for the soles as it is our strongest and heaviest grade of Lutradur. We then chose Evolon for the lining and upper sections because it is soft to the touch and colours beautifully. Both materials are easy to cut, machine stitch and have the added advantage that they do not fray! 1. Pattern Making/Cutting Out First make a cardboard pattern for each slipper by drawing around either a shoe or slipper. Using Lutradur XL, cut out 4 base shapes (2 per […]

Mothers’ Day Cards

by Ruth Morgan | March 8, 2019 | Posted in Lutradur

Don’t forget Mothering Sunday is 31st March . . .   So why not make a lovely personalised card to give your Mum and show her how creative you can be! Lutradur is ideal for card making as it can be painted, stitched, dyed and also printed. Our cards have been decorated with heart shapes cut out of Lutradur 70 and Lutradur 100. Pink acrylic paint was used to colour the Lutradur 70, while all the words and messages have been printed on to Lutradur 100 (which is slightly thicker) using an ink jet printer. Here’s how to make the card pictured below […]

Winter Hedge by Sian Kibblewhite

by Ruth Morgan | January 31, 2019 | Posted in Lutradur

Sian has recently sent us these images of some of her most recent work, where she has used Lutradur for the uppermost layer. The close up picture above shows just how beautifully Sian has managed to capture frost glistening in the moonlight. In her own words, Sian describes how she has achieved these impressive results – “The base fabric has been space dyed, then further embellished with a Lutradur moon and further layered with silk screened cow parsley images using xpandaprint 3D medium on medium weight Lutradur.  The Lutradur whilst heated has created a lacey effect and the xpandaprint a […]

Book Covers by Vivienne Challans

by Ruth Morgan | December 20, 2018 | Posted in Lutradur

Here’s an idea to personalise your 2019 diary or protect a favourite book . . . They say you shouldn’t judge a book by it’s cover, but these covers are so delightful, they can turn even an ordinary notebook into something rather special. Bright, cheerful, fun to make and extremely tactile, each of them is a work of art. Vivienne is a member of the Embroiderers Guild and this is her first contribution to our website, but hopefully not the last! She has used Lutradur 100gsm and 130gsm to create these colourful covers and, in her own words, describes how she made them – “I used Heat Transfer Paints for the […]

Illuminated Christmas Trees

by Ruth Morgan | November 30, 2018 | Posted in Lutradur

These lovely little Christmas trees  are easy, fun and inexpensive to make. They can be decorated with stick on gems, threaded beads, coloured wire, glitter glue, tinsel, etc. Materials required – Lutradur 70 Acrylic paints Battery operated tea lights (available from Hobbycraft, Wilkinson’s etc) Decorations, such as glitter glue, adhesive glass beads etc. Thin green wire (optional) Here’s how to make them – 1.   For each tree, cut a semi-circle of Lutradur 70 with a radius of approximately 10 cms. This can be done by drawing round a dinner plate, saucepan lid or by using a compass. (This size […]

Christmas Gift Tags

by Ruth Morgan | November 12, 2018 | Posted in Zeelon

It won’t be long until the 25th December . . . Here are just a few examples of how one of our (very) talented customers has used Zeelon to make a variety of Christmas Gift tags. With a clever combination of colouring, printing, snipping and shaping she has produced some beautiful designs. Aren’t they gorgeous!

Remembrance . . . Lest we forget

by Ruth Morgan | November 7, 2018 | Posted in Lutradur, Zeelon

Our poppy has been made from transfer painted Zeelon Light which, despite its delicate appearance, is a very strong fabric. The background is a piece of Lutradur 70gsm which has also been coloured and then over printed several times with the phrase ‘Lest we forget’. A simple tribute to the great sacrifices made by those who fought in the war.  

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