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 the effect as much as we do.
Just imagine how attractive they would look softly glowing in a hall window on a dark and spooky October evening . . .
For a different effect, the pumpkins could be displayed like lanterns.
To make the pumpkins we coloured some Lutradur 70gms with orange transfer paint and then drew a circle for each pumpkin using a compass. Keeping the compass at the same radius (and remembering some school geometry!) we divided each circle into six ‘petals’ which resembled a flower when cut out.
For added interest, some surplus strips of Lutradur were machine stitched to each segment, before joining all the outer tips together to form the pumpkins.
The stalks and tops were made out Evolon which we coloured using green transfer paint. A narrow strip of Evolon was tightly rolled to form each stalk and made long enough to pass all the way through the pumpkin. This helped to pull all the sections together and create a nice bulbous shape.
If you have any questions about this project, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Supplies of Lutradur and Evolon can be found by visiting our online shop.
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.
If you would like to try working with any of our fabrics, please contact us on 01332 554610 or visit our online shop.
We used two fluted pastry cutters as templates for some of our daffodils.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.