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How to use Lutradur – Industrial material for Textile Art

What is Lutradur? Introduction to textile techniques with Jamie Malden

Lutradur is a multifunctional fabric perfect for textile art. Being the sturdy material it is, it not only can be used to make beautiful landscape pieces but also when burnt can be made into little boxes. I love the idea that you can make pretty lamp shades out of the material. You can really be creative.

The sunset acrylic dyes really bring lutradur to life. Plus you can use it to compliment other fabrics by adding shaped versions of it. You can turn the fabric into much more than just a fabric. It can become your starting piece for elaborate art. It reads well into motifs and can be structured to create images. For instance, why not try making a flower pattern?

Also, you can use the material for textiled backgrounds. Amazingly, the lampshades come out super creative and fun. They speak for themselves, have a look:

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How to make a Christmas Cracker

How to make a Christmas Cracker

You will need:

Some Christmas hats
Some cracker snaps
Some snappy jokes
Some gifts
A4 Card
Paper or Fabric for decoration
Ribbon

How to make a Christmas Cracker Instructions

  1. Trim the A4 piece of card to about 15cm (6ā€) wide.
  2. Score three lines 6cm, 8cm & 10cm from each end of the card.
  3. Fold along the 8cm line from both ends and then fold back on the 6cm line at both end.
  4. Fold back on the 10cm lines so you create a ā€œVā€ shape at both ends of the card.
  5. With the card still folded along the 8cm line, cut out small triangles along the crease line at each end to form the necks of the cracker.
  6. Make sure there are spaces between each triangle. These spaces need to be small enough to make the cracker easy to pull but not too small to make the cracker split.
  7. Roll the card up and roughly fix it together with tape. The tape will be hidden by your decorations.
  8. The cracker is now ready for decoration.
  9. Block printed paper pr fabric is perfect for decorating your cracker.
  10. Once decorated use some ribbon to tie up one neck of the cracker.
  11. Slide the cracker snap into place affixing it at both ends with some tape.
  12. Drop the gift, hat and joke into the cracker and then tie up the end with some more ribbon.
  13. Your cracker is now ready to be pulled and enjoyed!

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