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Thursday, March 29, 2007

Fun, Fun, Fun


with a new cloth, Evolon, which is a micromicro fibre (I think...) by the same people who make lutradur. Part of the reason I didn't use transfer dyes before, was the feel of the man made fibres...but this stuff is gorgeous, soft, with a hand a bit like velvet, though lighter and really easy to use. Or perhaps it compares better to the feel of very soft suede leather. Either way, it's fab! I started out making ATCs with it, but a couple of days ago, produced this, much larger, piece, which I'm delighted with. It stitches beautifully, too, so when it's done, I'll take it with me to France.

I have to admit to a bias; I'm sponsored from time to time by Spunart, who supply both lutradur and evolon, and they gave me some to try. But even if I wasn't, and they hadn't, I'd love this particular fabric, just as much as I love lutradur. Mervyn tells me he has it in stock...I wonder if it will become the next lutradur???

6 comments:

Caitlin said...

oooh, you've already gotten me so enthused about lutradur that I have some just waitng for me to play with in the sewing room - now I WANT evolon!! Sounds like it overcomes precisely the "ick feel" issues I was having with the lutradur which have stopped me from starting... THANKS for the heads up!

sandra wyman said...

Hi Marion: thanks for your comment on my blog (I'm new to this so every comment gets treasured!). Have enjoyed following your progress on Artmixter. Definitely will get some evelon - it sounds great, and you've done really good stuff with it - not to mention the embellisher (I am jealous!) Nice to see you again, Sandra W

sandra wyman said...

Hi Marion: thanks for your comment on my blog (I'm new to this so every comment gets treasured!). Have enjoyed following your progress on Artmixter. Definitely will get some evelon - it sounds great, and you've done really good stuff with it - not to mention the embellisher (I am jealous!) Nice to see you again, Sandra W

teri springer said...

THAT is an absolutely georgous piece of fabric!! I see a BIG flower in it!!

teri

The Wittering Rainbow said...

Mmmm, this sounds like its something worth experimenting with - never heard of it before. I'd love to hear how you get on with it as you devise new ways to play.

jackie said...

Thanks for the information and the link. Something new to look out for.