Lutradur Leaves, Flowers, Brooch & Bowl !
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, […]
Lutradur as a Teaching Aid
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 […]
Lutradur – Bee Inspired!
Just look at these lovely photos sent into us by Jo Stevens, a local lady with a passion for crafting. Although this was Jo’s first time working with Lutradur, she was able to create these gorgeous bees, using thin self-adhesive felt for the body and incorporating Lutradur (which is semi-transparent) for the wings. The main photograph shows one of the larger bees forming part of a display at the Village Hall, in celebration of the coronation of King Charles III. So eye-catching!
Lutradur Crowns & Coronets to celebrate the Coronation of King Charles III
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 […]
Evolon & Lutradur Carrot Bunting for Easter
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!
Lutradur Lace for an Easter Bonnet?
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 […]
Lutradur Illuminated Christmas Trees
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.
Witches made from Lutradur 70 Black
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!
Leaves by Karen Lane – Feltmaker & Textile Artist
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 […]
Lutradur in a Variety of Weights
Just recently, we’ve noticed there seems to be some confusion as to how many different weights of Lutradur are available to buy. Some sources say only one or two, whereas we are happy to confirm we stock and supply 5 (yes 5!) different weights, namely 30gsm, 70gsm (white or black), 100gsm, 130gsm and XL and have done for a number of years. As one of the most versatile and easy to use fabrics on the market, Lutradur is a wonderful non-woven material suitable for all manner of projects – just take a look at the examples on our website. […]
Lutradur Crowns & Coronets for the Jubilee Celebrations!
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 time used Wine Red transfer paint and added some little diamond shapes of white and purple. Again, the same template, but with a mix of spots and diamonds as decorations, plus […]