Posts by Ruth Morgan

Lutradur Artwork by Sheila Dalgleish

by Ruth Morgan | March 5, 2021 | Posted in Lutradur

Sheila is an accomplished Textile Artist, who has kindly contributed to our website on several occasions. We are delighted to bring you three more examples of her work, as pictured below – Sheila tells us that Beinn na Moine is a rocky hillside on the island of Barra. To create this piece of work, she applied a fusible to the Lutradur and then drew the areas she wanted to cut out, before using a sharp pair of scissors to remove the unwanted material. She then fused the Lutradur on to the background fabric, carefully choosing where and how the […]

‘Bloom’ by Alison D’Oyley

by Ruth Morgan | August 23, 2019 | Posted in Lutradur

This lovely image of a flower (which looks just like the clematis that rambles over my neighbour’s fence) was sent into us by artist/printmaker Alison D’Oyley. It comprises of hand painted Lutradur, which Alison has stitched on to cotton, which she has also painted by hand. You can see more of Alison’s art by visiting her website or, if you are in the Norfolk area, why not pop along to see her work at the Local Norfolk Craft Exhibition, Dragonfly Gallery, Watton, which is on until 3rd September 2019. (Please remember to check opening times beforehand). Artist:  Alison D’Oyley holds the copyright for all of […]

Seahorses by Carolyn Sinclair

by Ruth Morgan | July 19, 2019 | Posted in Lutradur, Zeelon

We were blown away by these seahorses sent into us by Carolyn Sinclair. The colouring is so true to life! We first met Carolyn several years ago when attending an exhibition and she made an immediate impression. As a recognised teacher of embroidery machines and embroidery software, Carolyn is one of the experts who writes for the Bernina Blog and both Bernina and Janome UK lend her their machines and software. Carolyn has a very contemporary approach to her work and says she loves to push the boundaries and explore new materials. These seahorses were used to demonstrate and […]

‘Abstraction’ by Karen Lane

by Ruth Morgan | October 3, 2018 | Posted in Lutradur

We are delighted to feature another piece of artwork by Karen Lane, a Feltmaker and Textile Artist based in the market town of Horncastle. This is one of her most recent pieces and was made in response to a group challenge, with the theme and title “Abstraction”. In her own words Karen says – “It is purely non-representational. My aim was to create an ethereal look with paint, stitch and lots of texture. The background is acrylic paint on 100gsm Lutradur. The foreground is layers of Merino fibre, laminated on to a sheer fabric and free motion machine stitched.” This beautiful piece certainly demonstrates Lutadur’s versatility when […]

Lutradur Landscapes by Sian Kibblewhite

by Ruth Morgan | September 21, 2018 | Posted in Lutradur

We are delighted to publish two more images of work by Sian Kibblewhite, who is a regular contributor to our website. Sian has been involved with textiles for many years and specialises in creating landscape pictures using various techniques and materials. These images are slightly different from those previously published inasmuch as Sian has used masking tape to divide both scenes, adding a new twist to her work. She begins by colouring the Lutradur with a dilute solution of acrylic paint, using a spray bottle. She then creates a design with pieces of Lutradur, which she cuts using a soldering iron. These are then attached to the […]

‘Terra Incognita’ by Penny Burnfield

by Ruth Morgan | August 24, 2018 | Posted in Lutradur

This very large and rather magnificent piece has been created by Penny Burnfield and is currently on display at the Midlands Art Centre (MAC) until 9th September 2018, as part of the 62 Group Exhibition ‘Ctrl/Shift’. The title ‘Terra Incognita’ refers to unknown mountains/territory, but also to the challenge of working with unfamiliar materials and processes, which was part of the brief for this exhibition. The work consists of three folding elements, the tallest of which is about 180cms high. Each section consists of two layers of Lutradur 100gms, painted with diluted acrylic paints, with a core of thin, translucent ‘Correx’ type plastic to […]

A Walk in the Forest by Karen Lane

by Ruth Morgan | August 3, 2018 | Posted in Lutradur

We are delighted to showcase this beautiful piece designed and made by Karen Lane, Feltmaker and Textile Artist. The close-up photograph helps to show the exquisite attention to detail Karen has achieved on the ferns and tree trunks. In her own words, Karen describes how it was created – “This art quilt is 20″ x 16” and was made primarily with 70gms Lutradur, cut using a fine tip soldering iron and painted with acrylics. The woodland is constructed from six layers, each layer is painted in a slightly lighter shade than the next, working from dark to light, to create […]

Forest Trees & Two Other Pieces by Sian Kibblewhite

by Ruth Morgan | July 24, 2018 | Posted in Lutradur

We are delighted to share some more examples of work by Textile Artist, Sian Kibblewhite. Sian has been involved in textiles for over 30 years, both as a Middle School Teacher and also a Textile Artist in her own right. She specialises in mixed media landscapes using a variety of techniques and is a regular contributor to our website. Using Lutradur as her base material, Sian describes how she creates her work – “I colour the Lutradur with dilute acrylic paint using a spray bottle . . . I then create the design using cut pieces of Lutradur using a soldering iron. […]

Lutradur Landscapes by Sian Kibblewhite

by Ruth Morgan | May 3, 2018 | Posted in Lutradur

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 […]

Cow Parsley by Sian Kibblewhite (using Lutradur)

by Ruth Morgan | March 15, 2018 | Posted in Lutradur

Sian is an accomplished textile artist, who specialises in fabric landscapes and takes her inspiration from natural colours and textures. Last summer we featured two pieces of her work on our website, namely ‘Misty Morning’ and ‘Hedgerow’. Here we showcase examples of her work using a new technique Sian learnt at a workshop, featuring white and black Lutradur. In her own words, Sian describes how she made these pictures –- “The background of these two pieces is made of felt using a graduated grey palette. The merino fibres have been carded to get the right mix of colours and then wet felted to achieve the […]