Bull’s Head in Lutradur & Evolon
Inspired by the Chinese New Year of the Ox, we decided to make a collage of a bull’s head using a mixture of Lutradur and Evolon. All we need to do now, is paste or sew it all together!
Daffodils for St David’s Day (in Evolon)
St David – or Dewi Sant in Welsh – was born on the south-west coast of Wales, near to where the city of St David’s is today. Each year, Welsh people mark the anniversary of his death (1st March) by wearing one or both of Wales’ national emblems – a daffodil and a leek. To make our daffodils, we coloured some pieces of Evolon with transfer paints in pale lemon, golden yellow and orange and then drew round fluted pastry cutters of various sizes to create the basic flower shape. We then cut towards the centre of each circle to create […]
Draught Excluder in Evolon
With Valentine’s Day fast approaching and so many of us spending more time indoors, why not show your home some Love with a colourful draught excluder? We used a piece of Evolon (which had previously been dyed a gorgeous shade of dark blue) to make the basic sausage shape and then, using our computer, printed the text using a bold type face. We chose a font called Marker Felt size 200pt for ‘Home’ and ‘Heart’, but reduced the size to 125pt for the rest of the words. After carefully cutting out the letters, we drew round them on to some more […]
Snowman Family (in Evolon)
These little snowmen have been made from rectangular pieces of Evolon (20cms wide), which have been curled up into cylindrical shapes and stapled in position. They range in height from 6cms, 9cms to 12cms and are very quick and easy to make. Simply cut a small hole in the position of the nose (approximately 6mm in diameter) and, using a black biro, draw on some eyes and a friendly smile. Then colour a semicircle of Evolon (6cms in diameter) with acrylic paint, before rolling into a cone shape to form a carrot nose. Push the nose through the hole until it fits snugly and stays in place and then decorate your snowman to […]
Ghostly goings on (in Evolon)
A couple of years ago we made a mobile for Halloween and decorated it with six little Evolon ghosts (about 4 to 5 inches high). The crescent moon was also made from Evolon, but coloured using yellow transfer paint. Finally, to complete our night sky scene, we added a smattering of golden stars (made from transfer painted Lutradur). After making a cardboard template, we cut out two pieces of Evolon per ghost and machine stitched them together, leaving the bottom section open. A small amount of wadding was then placed inside to give each ghost a lovely padded three-dimensional […]
Scenes inspired by the Seashore (using Evolon) by – Alysn Midgelow-Marsden
Alysn is an accomplished freelance fine art textile artist, as well as a tutor and author. These beautiful pieces of work form part of her collection entitled ‘seam(i)stress’ and illustrate her love of the sea and shoreline around her home in New Zealand. Alysn has used a variety of spray paints (car, furniture and art sprays) to colour the Evolon (the fabric element or base cloth seen in these images). By using shells as resists, she has created the impression of multiple shells on the beach and in some cases the shells have been re-applied to the surface. In […]
Face Mask for Fathers’ Day – in Evolon
After making a few masks out of Evolon (please see previous blog) we decided to celebrate Fathers’ Day by making a special mask for the Man of the House. We simply cut out the word DAD from some previously coloured Evolon and then added a few little kisses just to remind him how much he’s loved!
Facemasks in Evolon
We’ve been very busy making masks out of Evolon . . . Like so many people, we’ve been looking for ways to help during the lockdown. One very successful idea has been to make these masks, which have proved very popular with friends and family. If you are new to Evolon, there are several reasons why Evolon is perfect for this project – Very easy to cut and sewDoes not fray or need hemmingGentle to wear next to the skinLightweight fabricHolds its shapeWashes well (can be machine washed multiple times) Here’s how we made them . . . It’s […]
Happy St George’s Day!
In recognition and gratitude to all our modern day heroes.
Flower themed cards by Vivienne Challans
To mark the arrival of Spring, we are delighted to showcase these beautiful floral cards sent into us by Vivienne Challans . . . After colouring some pieces of Lutradur and Evolon with transfer paint, Vivienne cut out a variety of flower shapes, petals, stems and leaves and then arranged them on a background of light weight Lutradur. She then machine stitched the flowers, leaves etc. into position, and created more detail with some additional free machine stitching. Finally, Vivienne selected a few small buttons to create the flower centres, which she attached by sewing them on by hand. […]
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
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 […]