Posts by Ruth Morgan
Now that the trees are starting to display their lovely autumn colours, we are delighted to showcase these 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 Karen’s own words, she 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 too confident with drawing, simply use a […]
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.
This pretty little leaf is the size and shape of a birch leaf. (Admittedly, it should have serrated edges, but this one is plain). All of the stitch is free motion machine stitching using variegated cotton thread. If you would like to try making one for yourself, start with a piece of Lutradur; this is Lutradur 70gsm which has been transfer dyed on both sides, but you could paint it if you wish using acrylic or fabric paint which has been thinned down a little. Begin by stitching the edges; if you don’t feel comfortable doing this without a pattern, trace a […]
Sylvia Stead is a Mixed-Media Textile Artist , who runs workshops and one to one sessions on textile art. She has kindly submitted some images of her work, as examples of how Lutradur can be used to great effect. Sylvia has created these individual leaves using Lutradur 130. The leaf above has been coloured using acrylic paint and then embellished with beads. Whereas this silver leaf has been painted with glitter glue and beaded before being fitted with a tea-light holder and tea-light. This decorative light, which Syliva has entitled ‘New England in the Fall’ has been created using acrylic tubing covered […]