A TECHNIQUE DRIVEN Blog dedicated to mastery of surface design techniques. First we dye, overdye, paint, stitch, resist, tie, fold, silk screen, stamp, thermofax, batik, bejewel, stretch, shrink, sprinkle, Smooch, fuse, slice, dice, AND then we set it on fire using a variety of heat tools.
Saturday, April 26, 2014
What is up for May? Lutradur!
a call out last year for people to make suggestions on what to experiment for
the upcoming year by Beth I emailed and
shared that I had done a workshop based on Leslie Riley’s book on Lutradur. Beth
extended the invitation to be a guest blogger. So for the month of May I am
your guest host. And I am bringing along some of my friends who have not used
Lutradur in their work before but were game to try. I needed moral support
for this venture!
also got bold and emailed a few people that know a bit more on this subject
than I. I have found out that people in the world of blogging, book writing,
artists are very sharing people! So they will be popping in with some guest
want you to know that I am not an expert in the subject but am an experimenter.
I love to learn. I am not a writer but I have been doing a lot of writing this
month to get ready. So you may find grammatical and spelling mistakes. But you
will also find a bunch of trial and errors, lots of pictures and my willingness
to have you jump in and email me with your own experiences. I love to hear
about what others have found that works or doesn't work.
To follow along you will need a few things. A
sense of adventure, Lutradur and some things that you may already have in the
to colour with - paints, paint sticks, crayons, ink pads, inks etc.
to add colour with - brushes, scrapers, sponges, stamps, stencils, computer,
to sew with - machine, threads, needles….
to embellish with -wool, fibres, beads etc.
to burn with - a soldering iron, stamping heat gun, your own iron…
You will be amazed with what you have around the
house that you can use this month!
Riley who wrote the book called “Fabulous Fabric Art with Lutradur” found 27
ways to play with Lutradur in her 2009 book by C&T publishing.
Photo from LESLIE RILEY
was this resource and a few other books that I had in my library that I formed two
hour workshop I shared with my art group in 2013. And now there is a whole
month to explore this fabric! So while my house has been full of creating
samples and my sewing desk looks like this…
your job is to get some Lutradur to play along!
you have not heard of Lutradur before …what exactly is it? According to the
packaging Lutradur is a “Pellon” product which is a 100% nonwoven translucent
polyester and was used by furniture companies to cover the underneath of chairs
and couches. How and who first discovered to make art with it I am not sure. Do
purchase it first try your local art store or quilt store. It can be bought in
packages by C &T publishing or in yardage. There are different weights to
try as well. But to start try any that you can find. It is called Spunbond in
the UK and Rainbowspun in Australia. If
you cannot find it locally. Try the internet. Google!! That’s what I did!
know that you can purchase it in North America from...
if anyone in the UK, Australia, Europe or somewhere else in the world has a
place they can get it please let me know and I will add it to the list. So
come May 1st I hope you enjoy traveling through my samples and my
friends adventures with this interesting fibre…..