Valentine Cards with Evolon Soft

Valentine Cards with Evolon Soft

Evolon is ideal for colouring using a Marbling Kit We were so delighted with the results we achieved colouring Evolon with our Marbling Kit from Marbling Art Originals Ltd. (please see our previous blog for details), we decided to make some cards for Valentine’s...
Marbling with Evolon

Marbling with Evolon

Marbling Kit Last year we came across this ingenious marbling kit being demonstrated at the Festival of Quilts and were amazed at the fantastic patterns and colours that could be achieved. We ordered a set from Marble Art Originals Ltd (www.marbling4fun.net) and...
Poem by Robert Burns (printed on Zeelon Heavy)

Poem by Robert Burns (printed on Zeelon Heavy)

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. We hope you agree, it is a much more versatile fabric than simply using paper or card. It is also possible to print on the heavier...

Beach Bag stiffened with Lutradur XL

This gorgeous bag holds its shape beautifully because a layer of Lutradur XL has been sandwiched between the lining and outer fabric. Lutradur XL is the thickest and heaviest weight of Lutradur and is ideal for projects that require some extra support, such as curtain...
Spotlight on Evolon

Spotlight on Evolon

Whether you are new to Evolon or a regular user, here are a few facts about this amazing fabric that you may not know . . . A few insights into the manufacturing process . . . Evolon is a produced using a unique, worldwide patented manufacturing process. It’s...

‘Chapel’ by Shelia Dalgleish using Lutradur

  Several months ago (January 2016) we featured three landscape pictures by Sheila, which she had created using Lutradur. Sheila has a passion for all forms of textile work and is currently busy planning another exhibition for February next year. However, we are...

Zeelon Ghosts for Halloween

These strange ghostly apparitions were made using Zeelon Light, which was an ideal fabric for this type of project as it is so beautifully translucent and sheer. To make our ghosts, we soaked the Zeelon in a diluted solution of PVA glue and then draped strips of the...

A bit of fun for Halloween . . .

Myrtle is a friendly witch Who lives amongst the trees She likes to ride her broomstick But it plays havoc with her knees Sometimes she likes to stay at home (When her knees are very sore) By making, not spells and potions, But things from Lutradur! Lutradur is a...
Lutradur Pumpkins with Evolon Stalks

Lutradur Pumpkins with Evolon Stalks

  Why not add a touch of atmosphere to your Halloween celebrations this year with these pumpkins made out of Lutradur and Evolon? We used a set of battery operated fairy lights to illuminate our display (£2.50 from Wilkinsons including batteries) and we hope you like...

Pen Pot or Paintbrush holder – using Lutradur

Now that the children are back at school, why not try decorating a useful pen pot for them? First find a box of crisps (we didn’t have any trouble emptying ours!) and cut a piece of Lutradur 70gsm the same height as the box and long enough to fit all the way...

‘Autumn’ by Sylvia Stead using Lutradur

This unusual piece was created by Silver Stead and depicts the essence and colours of autumn. The leaves were made from Lutradur 100,  which she hand cut and coloured using acrylic paint in various subtle shades of orange, yellow and brown. When dry, the leaves...

Zeelon – available in THREE different weights

Do you like textile art? Have you tried working with Zeelon? Zeelon is great for creating brilliant effects, because it has a soft, smooth finish and you can see through it. At first, you might think it looks like Lutradur, but because of its much finer fibres it has...

Coffee Cup Sleeve by Wendy Cotterill

Many coffee shops wrap paper coffee cups with a sleeve to prevent burning your hand, so open out one of these sleeves to use as a template and cut two pieces of Evolon Soft, allowing a 1cm seam allowance all round. Stitch the two pieces together leaving a gap and turn...

Lutradur – available in SIX different weights

Lutradur is a versatile fabric suitable for any textile project from the lightest, most translucent 25gms and 30gms . . . through to the medium weight 70gms and 70gms Black . . . to 100gms, 130gms and finally our heaviest weight . . . Lutradur XL! Lutradur can be...
Wall Hanging by Heather Tilley using Lutradur

Wall Hanging by Heather Tilley using Lutradur

Long hot summer by Heather Tilley This image of was sent to us by the artist Heather Tilley.  It is a 140cm wide wall hanging and, we think you will agree, it encapsulates all the atmosphere of hot days and balmy summer evenings. Heather created this piece using...
Hedgerow by Sian Kibblewhite

Hedgerow by Sian Kibblewhite

We are delighted to publish another beautiful piece of artwork by Sian Kibblewhite. Sian is an accomplished textile artist, who specialises in fabric landscapes and takes her inspiration from natural colours and textures. Here she has sprayed the Lutradur...
Lutradur Landscape by Sian Kibblewhite

Lutradur Landscape by Sian Kibblewhite

Sian Kibblewhite has been involved with textiles for many years, not only as a teacher, but also  as a textile artist in her own right. She specialises in creating landscape pictures using various techniques and materials. Here we showcase an example of her work made...

Machine stitched Lutradur Leaf by Marion Barnett

This pretty little leaf is the size and shape of a birch leaf. (Admittedly, it should have serrated edges, but this one is plain). All of the stitch is free motion machine stitching using variegated cotton thread. If you would like to try making one for yourself,...

Fabric Jewellery by Marion Barnett

A selection of fabric brooches made from Lutradur XL I love working with Lutradur XL. It’s great for boxes, bags, postcards . . . and unlike other, similar products, it doesn’t give off dust when you stitch into it. But what do you do with the odd bits of...
Lutradur Lace for an Easter Bonnet?

Lutradur Lace for an Easter Bonnet?

Marion Barnett has kindly written the following instructions for making Lutradur lace. Marion is a very well known and respected textile artist and was one of the very first to work with Lutradur and Evolon, when we introduced these fabrics to the market some years...
Christmas Elf Hat

Christmas Elf Hat

Elf Hat (& Collar) made from Evolon If you need to dress up a little person (or a big person) for a Christmas or Fancy Dress party, Evolon is an ideal material to use. It is easy to dye and cut to shape and best of all it doesn’t require any hemming. Our...
Lutradur Illuminated Christmas Trees

Lutradur Illuminated Christmas Trees

Christmas decorations to make at home These lovely little Christmas trees are easy, fun and inexpensive to make. Materials required – Lutradur 70 Acrylic paints Battery operated tea lights (available from Hobbycraft, Wilkinson’s etc) Decorations, such as...

Poppies by Wendy Cotterill – Textile Art Teacher

Beautiful poppies made using Zeelon Heavy To make the poppies, Wendy printed a paper template for the petals. She then placed a piece of Zeelon Heavy into an embroidery hoop and painted the Zeelon a lovely scarlet red. When the Zeelon was dry, she placed the hoop...
Tropical Fish using Zeelon Heavy

Tropical Fish using Zeelon Heavy

Let’s go fishing . . . These little fish have been made from Zeelon Heavy and then hung on invisible thread inside a deep frame. The water and fins have been made from scraps of Zeelon Light which has been transfer painted in various shades of blue and green. We...
Ruth Lee – Textile Artist

Ruth Lee – Textile Artist

‘Tomorrow at Daybreak’ by Ruth Lee  (created using Zeelon Heavy) As part of our commitment to showcase the work of accomplished textile artists, we are pleased to feature a piece by Ruth Lee. Ruth was inspired to create this exceptional example of textile...
Flowers by Wendy Cotterill – Textile Art Teacher

Flowers by Wendy Cotterill – Textile Art Teacher

Wendy began her career in the fashion industry as a designer, pattern cutter and tutor before developing an interest in broader textile related subjects.  She is now a teacher of textile art and regularly exhibits her work. For these purple flowers, Wendy printed a...

How to Make a Kite using Lutradur

Let’s Go Fly a (Lutradur) Kite! As Fathers’ Day is just around the corner, this is one project for all the family, no matter what their age or ability. With elements of measuring, design and painting, everyone can contribute to the construction, not to...
Lutradur and Zeelon Windmills

Lutradur and Zeelon Windmills

  A Great Idea for Transfer Painted Lutradur & Zeelon Heavy I’d been trying to think of ways to distract our little grandson who is teething at the moment and I came up with these colourful windmills. They make him smile when they whizz round in the breeze,...

How to colour Lutradur using Transfer Paint

You can colour Lutradur, Evolon or Zeelon using transfer paints and a hot iron. Our short video demonstrates how easy it is to create vibrant colours. If you would like to try working with Lutradur, please contact us or visit our online...

Wall Hanging created by Heather Tilley using Lutradur

Hollyhocks by Heather Tilley This image of was sent to us by the artist Heather Tilley.  It is a 140cm high wall hanging and, we think you will agree, it is an exceptional piece of decorative art. Heather painted the white Lutradur to create the stalks, buds and some...
Lutradur Tulips for Easter

Lutradur Tulips for Easter

Brighten your Home with a Colourful Spring Bouquet What a great gift for Easter, a bunch of tulips that you can make using Lutradur 25, and some simple soft plant ties for the stems. Make your own flowers, cut to shape with Lutradur 25, then transfer paint them in a...
How to use Lutradur to make a Gift Wrap Bow

How to use Lutradur to make a Gift Wrap Bow

Transfer Coloured Lutradur – a versatile alternative to ribbon! Lutradur is perfect for gift wrapping, as it looks delicate, yet is very strong. It also holds its shape beautifully and can therefore be ‘tweaked’ to form the perfect presentation bow....
Mothers Day Cards

Mothers Day Cards

A Mothers Day card for the ‘Best Mum in the World’ using Lutradur There’s still time to make a lovely personalised card to give to your mum this Mothering Sunday, using Lutradur 100,  a few strands of ribbon and some paint! Here’s how to...

St Valentines – Crafting with Evolon and Evolon Soft

 Why not add a little Extra Romance to your Valentine’s Day by making these lovely Evolon roses Evolon is ideal for crafting as it colours well, does not tear or fray and holds its shape beautifully. Our photographs show how the roses can be used, from a single...