Category Archives: Evolon

Coffee Cup Sleeve by Wendy Cotterill

A red paper coffee cup, decorated with a yellow band of Evolon Soft with parallet lines of machine stitching running from top to bottom and decorated with reddish flowers made out of Zeelon Heavy with tiny yellow beads in their centres.

So pretty, yet so practical!

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 it inside out. Press to complete and machine stitch parallel lines with normal sewing thread.

Create either a button and buttonhole to join the two ends, or better still, use some hook and loop (Velcro) tape or pads.

This sleeve has been decorated with flowers made out of Zeelon Heavy, which have been  painted and then cut out using a soldering iron. The flowers have then been attached using small beads and French knots.

Wendy Cotterill

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An Easter Bouquet using Evolon and Lutradur

Pale yellow daffodil with an orange centre, surrounded by other white and yellow daffodil type flowers.

We used two fluted pastry cutters as templates for some of our daffodils.

Bright orange daffodil type flower with yellow inner petals and orange centre.

Transfer paints create vibrant colours to help make a stunning display.

Daffodils always seem to herald the start of Spring and are a source of joy and colour at Easter.

Our  flowers were made using transfer painted Evolon attached to green garden sticks. The leaves are made from strips of Lutradur 100gsm, which has also been transfer painted.

We made these over a year ago using fluted pastry cutters as templates and they still look just as bright and cheerful!

You can see our range of Evolon and Lutradur by visiting our online shop.

 

Hearts and Flowers for Valentine’s Day

Red roses made from transfer painted Evolon  . . . .

The corrugated card, soft Evolon rose and thin green wire combine to give this Valentine card lots of textural interest.

A red Evolon rose peeping out of a square cut hole in the middle of a red Valentine's card.

Valentine Card with a single rose made from transfer painted Evolon.

A few roses and a scattering of green leaves (all made from transfer painted Evolon) add a romantic touch to our table centrepiece.

Two large cream candles with red Evolon roses and green Evolon leaves standing on a dark slate tile.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Messages of love in Lutradur . . .

Bunting is always a great way of celebrating any occasion and is really quick and easy to make using Lutradur, as it does not tear or fray.

We’ve used Lutradur 100gms for this project and coloured it with acrylic paint.

 

Bunting flags in red with black lettering with the message 'Be My Valentine'.

Wishing all our customers and followers a very happy Valentine’s Day from all at Spunart.

You can obtain Lutradur and Evolon by visiting our online shop

 

Christmas Elf Hat

Little boy wearing a dark green t-shirt, light green elf's hat with a red brim and matching pointy collar. Same little boy, playing with the bell on his elf's 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 little Elf is going to a party later this week and we were able to make this hat and matching collar out of some Evolon which we had previously dyed.

He found the bell a little distracting, so we decided to take it off, but otherwise he seemed more than happy with his new hat! To reward our little model we gave him some chocolate money from the Advent calendar, which he seemed to enjoy.

Same little boy, holding a chocolate penny up to the camera.

With best wishes to all our customers for a peaceful
Christmas and a very Happy New Year!

To see our range of Evolon, please visit our online shop.

 

 

An Easter Bouquet of Daffodils using Evolon & Lutradur

And how to make them . . .

Items required to make the daffodils, including white fluted pastry cutters, scissors, transfer painted Evolon, a pack of green garden canes and a pencil.

Items used to make the Evolon daffodils.

A fluted pastry cutter provided the ideal template for drawing the basic shape of the flowers.  A slightly smaller pastry cutter provided the pattern for the inner layer of petals.

We made a dozen daffodils in total and no two are the same!

You will need –

Evolon
Lutradur 100
Copier paper
Transfer paint and brushes
Fluted pastry cutters
Garden sticks
Scissors
Iron

  • First, using the transfer paints, we coloured some of the Evolon in shades of yellow and orange, leaving some of the material white to give a contrast. We also coloured some Lutradur 100 in green for making the stamens and leaves.
  • Using fluted pastry cutters as a pattern, we drew some basic flower shapes and then formed the petals by cutting six evenly spaced slits about an inch long from the outer edge towards the centre.
  • To make the inner trumpet of the daffodils, we drew around the pastry cutter again and cut out a semicircle of Evolon. (This can be painted the same as the outer petals or in a contrasting colour). We then rolled up the semicircle to form a conical shape.
  • After making a small slit in the centre of the outer petals we pushed the tip of the trumpet through the hole. Provided the slit is not too big, you should find the trumpet will stay in place without the need for it to be fixed.
  • A few wisps of the green Lutradur 100 were also inserted to represent the stamens.
  • Then, using the smallest pastry cutter, we drew and cut out a fluted circle and coloured this green to cover the back of the daffodil before attaching each flower to a green garden stick.
  • To complete the arrangement, we cut strips of the green Lutradur (about 1.5cms wide) and shaped them at one end to form the leaf tips.
  • To give an attractive display, make several flowers of varying sizes and colours and cut the stems to different lengths for a natural look.

 

You can obtain Lutradur and Evolon by visiting our online shop

Artist –  Ruth Morgan