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Lutradur is a non-woven polyester material. At first glance, it looks like dressmakers interfacing, but its unique spunwoven structure makes it see through in nature.
It comes in a variety of different weights; the lighter the cloth, the easier it is to see through it.
Spunart currently supply white material in weights of 30gsm,70gsm, l00gsm, 13Ogsm and XL. Lutradur 70gsm is the only weight that is also available in black.
It is a truly versatile material. It doesn’t fray, has a slight sheen, is see through can be combined with all other types of material, can be painted, dyed, distressed with a soldering iron or heat gun, glued, stitched, embroidered … there are no limits to what you can do with Lutradur!
It is also suitable for paper arts, such as making books, altered books, card making, Artist’s Trading Cards (ATCs) and postcards.
These photographs have been sent in to us by Elizabeth and Lynn from Kidderminster, who attended a ‘Fun with Lutradur’ session at their local Craft Club. The Group used Lutradur 70gsm and 100gsm to make a selection of leaves and flowers. (The leaves were made from Lutradur 70gsm and the flowers from 100gsm) First, they prepared the Lutradur with colour (Inktense pencils and paints), before stencilling their chosen design on to the fabric. They then used free machine embroidery to define the outline of their images and also to create veins and texture. (As Lutradur is a strong fabric […]
We made these colourful butterflies by following an origami pattern and using Lutradur 30gsm, a few pipe cleaners and some black paperclips! Although Lutradur is very strong, it has a lovely translucent quality, making it ideal for projects that require a delicate finish. For these butterflies, we used 30gsm, which is the lightest Lutradur we stock and supply. We used transfer paints to colour the Lutradur and, of course, all sorts of additional decoration could be applied, such as free-style machine stitching, sequins, etc. If you would like to know more about this, or any of our other projects, […]
An experienced Reflexologist has recently told us she has found Lutradur to be an invaluable tool for creating teaching aids to help her students. She was able to make several templates of feet, cut them up and colour code the sections with acrylic paints. This enabled her to identify the various areas, pressure points, muscles, etc. to her pupils. She chose Lutradur 100gsm, which is one of the heavier, denser weights of Lutradur and although quite flexible to handle, it is stiff enough to keep its shape and remain flat. The durable nature of Lutradur also means she has […]
The coronation is only a few weeks away and, if you’re planning any sort of get together or street party, you may like to get into the spirit of the occasion with some suitable headgear. 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 […]
These Evolon carrots are filled with dry rice, which gives them a realistic weight and knobbly feel. Evolon is a superb material for craft projects, such as this, as it can be dyed, cut, embroidered, glued, painted and machine stitched, plus it doesn’t tear or fray! If you would like to know more about Evolon and Lutradur or any of our other materials, please do not hesitate to contact us. Samples are available on request. We would love to hear from you!
Marion Barnett has kindly written the following instructions describing how to make Lutradur lace, as illustrated above . . . Marion is a very well known and respected Textile Artist and one of the very first to work with Lutradur and Evolon, when we introduced these fabrics to the market several years ago. Making Lutradur Lace by Marion Barnett One of the great things about Lutradur is that, although it looks and feels delicate, it is actually remarkably strong. That makes it a wonderful base for all sorts of stitch techniques. I often use it to make a form of embroidered lace; the heavier […]
These little Christmas trees are easy and fun to make out of Lutradur. They can be painted and decorated with stick on gems, threaded beads, coloured wire, glitter glue, etc. For an extra touch of festive magic, we used battery operated tea lights to illuminate them. We chose Lutradur 70gsm (a medium weight Lutradur for this project) as it’s fairly stiff, yet translucent enough to allow light to pass through it.
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!
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 […]