Posts by Ruth Morgan
We have previously showcased textile art by Sian Kibblewhite and are now delighted to bring you two more examples of her work. Sian has created these images with layers of Lutradur and machine embroidery to create beautiful atmospheric scenes. In her own words Sian describes how she creates her pictures – ‘I usually spray the Lutradur with a watered down acrylic paint to get various effects as the paint dribbles down the fabric. By spraying you can achieve various intensities of colour and blend shades together, which is excellent for landscapes. I spend a considerable time looking at the type of marks/effects that have been achieved by […]
This unusual piece was created by Silver Stead and depicts the essence and colours of autumn. The leaves were made from Lutradur 100, which she hand cut and coloured using acrylic paint in various subtle shades of orange, yellow and brown. When dry, the leaves were attached to a background of Mulberry bark, creating a tactile and interesting composition. As a final touch, Sylvia added some small hand sewn moths. Just a reminder that autumn is on its way! All weights of Lutradur are available from our online shop.
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 […]
Sian Kibblewhite has been involved with textiles for many years, not only as a teacher, but also as a textile artist in her own right. She specialises in creating landscape pictures using various techniques and materials. Here we showcase an example of her work made from using layers of Lutradur. The image above shows the tree featured in her ‘Misty Morning’ landscape in closer detail. In her own words Sian describes how she makes her pictures – ‘I usually spray the Lutradur with a watered down acrylic paint to get various effects as the paint dribbles down the fabric. By spraying you can achieve various intensities of […]
Lutradur is fun to paint and the results can be stunning! If you are new to Lutradur and not too sure how to colour it, then this short video will show you how easy it is by using acrylic paint. Lutradur can also be coloured by using dyes, transfer paints, oils etc, but this quick demonstration will illustrate how simple it is to get started with basic and readily available materials. Once painted, the Lutradur can be left to dry naturally or the process can be speeded up by using a hairdryer So, if you have a occasion to […]