Posts by Ruth Morgan

An Easter Hat made from Lutradur XL and Evolon

by Ruth Morgan | March 15, 2024 | Posted in Evolon, Lutradur

A couple of years ago, our local nursery ran an ‘Easter Bonnet’ competition, so we decided to make a simple top hat for our little chap’s entry. We chose Lutradur XL as the base for our hat, as it is strong enough to support itself, without any stiffening. After measuring our model’s head (52cms in circumference) we cut a rectangular piece 18cms high x 59cms wide. The extra length provided a good overlap as well as extra support. We then cut an oval ring shape for the brim, also out of Lutradur XL. Using transfer paint, we lightly coloured […]

Witches made from Lutradur 70 Black

by Ruth Morgan | October 25, 2022 | Posted in Lutradur

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!

Evolon Ghosts for Halloween

by Ruth Morgan | October 7, 2022 | Posted in Evolon

We made this decorative mobile using a couple of wire coathangers, some invisible thread and half a dozen cheeky little ghosts made from Evolon. (Evolon, is a white non woven fabric, which has a suede like texture. It is easy to cut and handles like thick paper, it also does not tear or fray – samples are available on request.) After making a cardboard template, we drew and cut two pieces of Evolon per ghost and machine stitched them together, leaving the bottom section open. A small amount of wadding was then pushed inside to give each ghost a […]

Snowman Family (in Evolon)

by Ruth Morgan | November 25, 2020 | Posted 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 […]

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 […]

Lavender Sachets

by Ruth Morgan | July 9, 2019 | Posted in Zeelon

If you have any lavender in your garden and would like to retain its lovely summer fragrance, why not make these delightful lavender sachets? We made these little bags using Zeelon Light which, although very delicate in appearance, is really strong. We also liked the fact that Zeelon is semi-transparent, allowing the lavender inside to be seen (as shown on the photograph above). Zeelon is only available in white, yet colours beautifully with transfer paints, which we used to create the ‘dotty’ designs and vivid background colours of violet, scarlet, yellow and lime. Also, due to our simple design […]

Illuminated Christmas Trees

by Ruth Morgan | November 30, 2018 | Posted in Lutradur

These lovely little Christmas trees  are easy, fun and inexpensive to make. They can be decorated with stick on gems, threaded beads, coloured wire, glitter glue, tinsel, etc. Materials required – Lutradur 70 Acrylic paints Battery operated tea lights (available from Hobbycraft, Wilkinson’s etc) Decorations, such as glitter glue, adhesive glass beads etc. Thin green wire (optional) Here’s how to make them – 1.   For each tree, cut a semi-circle of Lutradur 70 with a radius of approximately 10 cms. This can be done by drawing round a dinner plate, saucepan lid or by using a compass. (This size […]

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, […]

Little Women made with Evolon Soft

by Ruth Morgan | March 7, 2018 | Posted in Evolon

To make our little maids – 1. Cut keyhole shape pieces out of Evolon Soft (two per doll). 2. Colour the cut pieces with transfer paint to give the dolls their colourful dresses. (For instructions on how to do this, please see our video) 3. To add a design, paint a pattern using transfer paints on to a piece of paper and leave to dry. 4. Overprint the base colour with this design by using a warm iron (same method as for the base colour). 5. Sew on tiny beads for the eyes, a stitch or two for the mouth and a special button for a bag. […]

Lutradur Illuminated Christmas Trees

by Ruth Morgan | December 7, 2016 | Posted in Lutradur

Christmas decorations to make at home These lovely little Christmas trees are easy, fun and inexpensive to make. Materials required – Lutradur 70 Acrylic paints Battery operated tea lights (available from Hobbycraft, Wilkinson’s etc) Decorations, such as glitter glue, adhesive glass beads etc. Thin green wire (optional) Here’s how to make them – 1.   For each tree, cut a semi-circle of Lutradur 70 with a radius of approximately 10 cms. This can be done by drawing round a dinner plate, saucepan lid or by using a compass. (This size allows two trees to be made from an A4 piece of Lutradur […]