Posts by Ruth Morgan
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 […]
Gift wrap bows are so easy to make out of Lutradur, so why not give your gift that personal touch? Lutradur can be coloured with transfer paint to the shade and intensity of your choice and then, best of all, it holds its shape to allow for maximum creativity and impact. Here are just three examples of bows made from Lutradur 30gms and coloured to complement the flowers, plants and gift wrap. To see our entire range of Lutradur please visit our online shop.
Transfer Coloured Lutradur – a versatile alternative to ribbon! Lutradur is perfect for gift wrapping, as it looks delicate, yet is very strong. It also holds its shape beautifully and can therefore be ‘tweaked’ to form the perfect presentation bow. These two examples were made from strips of Lutradur 30gsm, a synthetic lightweight material. Since it is only available in white, we used transfer paints to produce the exact shade required – a pretty feminine pink for the box of chocs and a gorgeous lime green for the herb planter. Of course, the Lutradur can be colour co-ordinated to suit any theme, whether it be for a wedding, christening, birthday, […]
And how to make them . . . A fluted pastry cutter provided the ideal template for drawing the basic shape of the flowers. A slightly smaller pastry cutter provided the pattern for the inner layer of petals. We made a dozen daffodils in total and no two are the same! You will need – Evolon Lutradur 100 Copier paper Transfer paint and brushes Fluted pastry cutters Garden sticks Scissors Iron First, using the transfer paints, we coloured some of the Evolon in shades of yellow and orange, leaving some of the material white to give a contrast. We also coloured some […]
Zeelon Light – Transfer Painted Lavender Sachets I decided I would make some lavender sachets for gifts, but wanted to move away from the traditional cotton style of bags – fancying a different look. New to me was a material called Zeelon – which looked interesting. The lightest version was really strong and semi-transparent and I thought it might be novel to see the lavender through the material. There was no sewing involved, due to the simple design and the fact that Zeelon does not fray. Although only available in white, it colours very easily with transfer paints. Materials Zeelon Light Dried lavender […]
Daffodils made using Evolon and Lutradur 100 – Transfer painted
Bunting – Acrylic Painted Lutradur 100 Lavender Sachets – Transfer Painted Zeelon Light and Lutradur 30 Brush or Pen Pot – Transfer Painted Lutradur 100 with Soldered Design Make-up Brush Holder – Transfer Painted Lutradur 100 (with soldering design) Transfer Painted Evolon Flowers Equipment – Empty Spice Jar and Pringle Box, Lutradur 100, Evolon, Transfer Paints, Brush and Soldering Iron.