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Valentines Day

by Ruth Morgan | February 7, 2020 | Posted in Evolon

Here are a selection of items we’ve made over the past few years to celebrate Valentines Day . . . and this year, being a Leap Year, tradition says that THE LADIES can pop THE question! If you would like further details on any of the projects featured below, please do not hesitate to contact us.

The Year of the Rat

by Ruth Morgan | January 24, 2020 | Posted in Evolon, Lutradur

This Saturday marks the start of the Chinese New Year, the Year of the Rat, and to celebrate the occasion we decided to make a few little rodents of our own! In Chinese culture, the Rat is the first of twelve mythical animals, which achieved its prime position by outwitting the rest of the animals. Seen as a sign of wealth and surplus, people born in this year are thought to be quick thinkers and possess characteristics such as creativity, intelligence, honesty, ambition and generosity.  Recent years of the Rat are: 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008, 2020. To make […]

Karl Marius Sveen – Norwegian Designer/Artist

by admin | January 16, 2020 | Posted in Evolon

Karl Marius Sveen is an award winning Interior Architect and Furniture Designer, who studied at the National College of Art & Design in Bergen, Norway. He draws inspiration from the Scandinavian way of thinking and living, by creating products and furniture which are simple in design, yet also aesthetic and functional. Given his background, we were very excited when he ordered a roll of Evolon and were absolutely delighted when he sent us the following images of his work . . . Big, bold, bright and colourful – they are a vibrant and stunning collection. In Karl’s own words he explains his technique – […]

Shadow Puppet Theatre for Halloween

by Ruth Morgan | October 10, 2019 | Posted in Evolon, Lutradur, Zeelon

We had a lot of fun putting this Halloween scene together and think it is possibly the first project where we have used all three of our materials, i.e. Lutradur, Evolon and Zeelon. Evolon provided the perfect screen, which we stapled as taut as possible to the sides of a large sturdy box.  The clouds of cobwebs around the house and pumpkins were formed by teasing apart the fibres of some Zeelon Light. Everything else was made with Lutradur. Here’s a brief description of each item – Haunted House and Spooky Tree Both made from two layers of Lutradur XL (the […]

How to colour Lutradur, Evolon (or Zeelon) using Transfer Paints

by Ruth Morgan | September 6, 2019 | Posted in Evolon, Lutradur, Zeelon

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Halloween Ideas – Evolon Ghosts

by Ruth Morgan | October 18, 2018 | Posted in Evolon

Ghostly goings on . . . Here at Spunart, we’ve been busy making a mobile for Halloween using a pair of wire coat hangers for the frame. We began by designing a cardboard template and cutting out two pieces of Evolon per ghost, which we machine stitched together leaving the bottom section completely open. A small amount of wadding was then put inside each one to give them a lovely soft padded shape. We thought it would be rather fun if our ghosts glowed in the dark, so we painted them with luminous paint, before using a black biro to draw on their eyebrows and fingers. Finally, […]

World Cup Semi-Final – Football Fever!

by Ruth Morgan | July 11, 2018 | Posted in Evolon

With only hours to go before England play in the Semi-Final, the nation is poised in readiness to cheer and support Gareth Southgate and his team . . . Amid the growing excitement, an increasing number of England flags can be seen fluttering from car windows and draped across walls as the country unites to rally behind the boys. Here at Spunart we made a few flags, which were really easy to put together using Evolon. All we had to do was cut some rectangular shapes and then decorate with strips of Evolon (which we coloured with red dye) to form the St. George’s cross, which can either […]

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