Posts by Ruth Morgan

Lutradur Butterflies

by Ruth Morgan | August 25, 2023 | Posted in Lutradur

We made these colourful butterflies by following an origami pattern and using Lutradur 30gsm, a few pipe cleaners and some black paperclips! Although Lutradur is very strong, it has a lovely translucent quality, making it ideal for projects that require a delicate finish. For these butterflies, we used 30gsm, which is the lightest Lutradur we stock and supply. We used transfer paints to colour the Lutradur and, of course, all sorts of additional decoration could be applied, such as free-style machine stitching, sequins, etc. If you would like to know more about this, or any of our other projects, […]

Printed Images on Lutradur with Lace Overlay by Heather Tilley

by Ruth Morgan | September 20, 2019 | Posted in Lutradur

These gorgeous pictures were created by Heather Tilley using sheets of lace sewn on to Lutradur and then passed through an ink jet printer.  By covering the Lutradur with lace, the images appear ‘softened’ and where Heather has chosen lace containing a shiny thread, the pictures also have an iridescent quality. Heather says – “The images are from drawings and from photographs which I’ve photoshopped etc, and I’ve adjusted them mainly by using smaller sections of the originals.” “I start by cutting a piece of net/lace slightly larger than an A4 piece of Lutradur, to provide a 1cm overlap all the way round and then […]

Winter Hedge by Sian Kibblewhite

by Ruth Morgan | January 31, 2019 | Posted in Lutradur

Sian has recently sent us these images of some of her most recent work, where she has used Lutradur for the uppermost layer. The close up picture above shows just how beautifully Sian has managed to capture frost glistening in the moonlight. In her own words, Sian describes how she has achieved these impressive results – “The base fabric has been space dyed, then further embellished with a Lutradur moon and further layered with silk screened cow parsley images using xpandaprint 3D medium on medium weight Lutradur.  The Lutradur whilst heated has created a lacey effect and the xpandaprint a […]

‘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 […]

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. […]

Gift Idea for Fathers’ Day – a Lutradur Kite!

by Ruth Morgan | May 31, 2018 | Posted in Lutradur

Let’s Go Fly a Kite! As Fathers’ Day is just around the corner, this is one project for all the family, no matter what their age or ability. With elements of measuring, design and painting, everyone can contribute to the construction, not to mention mastering the best flying technique! We made our kites out of Lutradur 70gsm because it is very strong, yet still lightweight. It doesn’t rip, fray or need hemming, which makes it ideal for projects such as this. Here’s what you will need – 1 square metre of Lutradur 70gms Measuring tape Transfer or Acrylic paints 2 […]

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 […]

Beach Bag stiffened with Lutradur XL

by Ruth Morgan | December 1, 2017 | Posted in Lutradur

This gorgeous bag holds its shape beautifully because a layer of Lutradur XL has been sandwiched between the lining and outer fabric. Lutradur XL is the thickest and heaviest weight of Lutradur and is ideal for projects that require some extra support, such as curtain pelmets etc.   If you would like to receive a FREE SAMPLE of Lutradur XL, please contact us by emailing or why not give us a call on 01332 554610.    

A bit of fun for Halloween . . .

by Ruth Morgan | October 12, 2017 | Posted in Lutradur

Myrtle is a friendly witch Who lives amongst the trees She likes to ride her broomstick But it plays havoc with her knees Sometimes she likes to stay at home (When her knees are very sore) By making, not spells and potions, But things from Lutradur! Lutradur is a fabulously versatile fabric and remember Lutradur Black is ideal for Halloween crafts as there is no need to colour it when making bats (as illustrated), cats or witches’ hats. If you would like more information about any of the articles featured on our blog post or to request a free sample please do not hesitate […]

Lutradur Pumpkins with Evolon Stalks

by Ruth Morgan | September 25, 2017 | Posted in Evolon, Lutradur

  Why not add a touch of atmosphere to your Halloween celebrations this year with these pumpkins made out of Lutradur and Evolon? We used a set of battery operated fairy lights to illuminate our display (£2.50 from Wilkinsons including batteries) and we hope you like the effect as much as we do. Just imagine how attractive they would look softly glowing in a hall window on a dark and spooky October evening . . . To make the pumpkins we coloured some Lutradur 70gms with orange transfer paint and then drew a circle for each pumpkin using a compass.  Keeping the compass […]