These delightful images were sent into us by Lyn Kirkland – a Painter, Tutor, Encaustic Wax and Mixed Media Artist. Lyn contacted us a few weeks ago to order some Evolon. As a new customer and accomplished artist, our curiosity got the better of us and we just had to ask how she was going to use the Evolon. We weren’t disappointed! She found the Evolon really great for printing, using wax collograph plates and said it was her intention to embed some prints in a wax surface. However, for now, she’s just happy making some Christmas cards, with […]
Lutradur 70 Black is a superb fabric for Halloween projects, as its dark appearance lends itself to all things spooky! It is very easy to cut and holds its shape beautifully. Here’s a quick and easy example of how it can be magically turned into a witch . . . We used small pieces of Evolon for the witch’s face, hair, arms, belt, etc. which we had previously coloured, but paper, card, felt or ribbon would also work well. If you would like more information on Lutradur, or receive samples of any of our materials, please get in touch!
We made this decorative mobile using a couple of wire coathangers, some invisible thread and half a dozen cheeky little ghosts made from Evolon. (Evolon, is a white non woven fabric, which has a suede like texture. It is easy to cut and handles like thick paper, it also does not tear or fray – samples are available on request.) After making a cardboard template, we drew and cut two pieces of Evolon per ghost and machine stitched them together, leaving the bottom section open. A small amount of wadding was then pushed inside to give each ghost a […]
Now that the trees are starting to display their lovely autumn colours, we are delighted to share these images of leaves, created by Karen Lane using Lutradur 100gsm. They are so exquisitely made, it is hard to believe they are not real! Karen says “I’ve become addicted to making these Lutradur leaves. They are fun to make and have been added to art quilts, hats, wall hangings and pictures.” In her own words, Karen describes how they are made – “I begin by drawing the shape of the leaf directly on to the Lutradur 100gsm fabric. If you are not […]
Just recently, we’ve noticed there seems to be some confusion as to how many different weights of Lutradur are available to buy. Some sources say only one or two, whereas we are happy to confirm we stock and supply 5 (yes 5!) different weights, namely 30gsm, 70gsm (white or black), 100gsm, 130gsm and XL and have done for a number of years. As one of the most versatile and easy to use fabrics on the market, Lutradur is a wonderful non-woven material suitable for all manner of projects – just take a look at the examples on our website. […]
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 time used Wine Red transfer paint and added some little diamond shapes of white and purple. Again, the same template, but with a mix of spots and diamonds as decorations, plus […]
This week (bearing in mind it’s Mothers’ Day on Sunday) we’ve been making beads, by rolling up strips of transfer painted Zeelon Medium . . . We made a large selection of plain coloured straight beads (approximately 3cms wide), with a view to cutting them up into smaller beads to suit a particular design or colour way. To make bevelled beads (shown above) we cut 10 to 12 long thin triangles out of a sheet of A4 Zeelon Medium, which we had previously coloured using lemon transfer paint, before adding wine red spots for decoration.We then applied some clear drying Tacky Glue all the way […]
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. This method of painting is a great technique for transferring single colours, designs or images from paper on to any of our fabrics. Paint a piece of paper with transfer paint directly from the pot. (Use one colour per sheet, as colours can be blended at the ironing stage). Allow the paint to dry thoroughly and don’t worry if the paper curls, as it will unfurl when ironed. Place the paper, paint side down on to the Lutradur, […]
One of our loyal customers and contributors to our blog, Vivienne Challans, has sent us this image of ribbons she’s made in support of the people of Ukraine. Vivienne used Zeelon Heavy which she coloured with blue and yellow acrylic paint. The two strips were then folded and sewn together to form a simple bow. (Zeelon was an ideal choice for this project as it is easy to colour and sew. It also holds its shape and does not fray, so can be cut without hemming) Let’s hope and pray peace is restored in the very near future.
Why not add a touch of romance to your Valentine’s Day by making these lovely Evolon roses Evolon is a white non-woven material which 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 symbolic stem, to a simple centre piece or to decorate a card. How to Make the Rose Petals You can, of course, add sepals and leaves to each rose by colouring some Evolon with green acrylic or transfer paint. We also used some thin garden wire to represent the […]