Luscious Lutradur and an extra workshop!!


Layers of Lutradur cut with a soldering iron by Joane from Montreal, Canada

When you have taught for several, verging on many, years, you build a great collections of friends, as well as students. Some you see as regularly as time allows, others pop up now and again and the joy of seeing them is very special. I have had a few reunions in the past month on the workshops, making them extra special.

This is an extra blog post as I wanted to showcase some of the amazing work created on the Zap Pow! Slash and 3D workshop. We worked with various weights of Lutradur using heat guns and soldering irons to create fabulous edges and shapes.

A wonderful sample combining textured Lutradur and Tyvek decorated with painted melted glue by Frances in Montreal, Canada

Pieces of zapped and soldered Lutradur and textured Tyvek


Squares of zapped Lutradur on a background of painted Bondaweb with wisps of wool tops. The long silver line is melted glue by Joane from Montreal, Canada

Curved shapes cut out of Lutradur with a soldering iron, on top of a layer of zapped Lutradur. This piece is in a deep box frame that lights up. It's fabulous. by joane in Montreal, Canada

This is the piece featured at the top of the blog, with lights behind it. 

This cute vase was made by Sue Bush in the UK. Zapped Lutradur strips stitched onto a Lutradur background and decorated with orange cord.

Layers of Lutradur applique cut with a soldering iron on painted Lutradur by Sharon in Georgia, USA

Lutradur applique cut with a soldering iron bonded onto polyester organza on a Lutradur backgroud by Jeannie in France

Layers of Lutradur zapped with a heat gun layered together. You can see the edges have been foiled. by Jeannie in France

A beautiful sample by Jeannie in France. Lutradur applique layers decorated with painted Bondaweb ironed onto a background of Lutradur 

A painted and foiled Lutradur background decorated with discs of Lutradur cut with a soldering iron.

Layers of zapped Lutradur stitched together and then rolled to make a vessel by Sadie in the UK

The same vessel with a light inside

A background of Lutradur decorated with painted Bondweb, stitch and Lutradur shapes cut with a soldering iron by Sadie in the UK.

This is a selection of work from the workshop. There was more . . . 

Having the Show and Tells 2 weeks after the workshops is working well. The students can concentrte on experimenting during the workshop and then make more considered samples and/or finished pieces of work in the 2 weeks following the workshop. I shall be doing the same thing next year. I am just planning all the new workshops now.

There are 2 workshops left now for this year. The information is below. I will post the next ones on the website by the end of the month. There will be design as well technique based workshops on offer.


Painted Bondaweb decorated with gilding flake, mica flake and hand stitch
Workshop 9 - Bonkers about Bondaweb!

Friday October 29th 10am – 4pm

+ Show and Tell Friday November 12th 10.30am – 12.30pm

A day of 2 halves – in the morning we will work through the basics of all the creative applications for painted and unpainted Bondaweb. This will include foiling for T shirts, decorating book covers and creating beautiful surfaces on which to stitch, using all manner of sparkle or natural elements.
In the afternoon you can carry on working with Bondaweb on its own or introduce recycled papers into the mix and have a go at my Backgrounds and Pretties technique which can developed into making slip covers for books and fabulous brooches. We will also work with soldering irons to cut applique shapes.
At the end of the workshop you will have a folder of samples to develop in time for the Show and Tell 2 weeks after the workshop.
This workshop is suitable for beginners or anyone wishing to refresh their skills working with Bondaweb.

 You will work along with Kim and the rest of the group on the day. 



The leather-like interfacing Decovil 1 light decorated with painted newspaper, transfer foil, and block printing.

Workshop 10 - Beautiful Book Covers

Friday November 26th 10am – 4pm

Show & Tell Friday December 10th 10.30 – 12.30

We are coming to the end of the year and it is time to think of all things sparkle! Maybe think about that special present for a good friend.

Have a great day working with the fabulous iron-on interfacing Decovil light. A very versatile interfacing that feels like leather and lends itself to so many craft projects. We will be making slip covers for hard back books. We will work through how you would like your book cover(s) to look. Will they be full of colour and sparkle, or a little more subtle? You can iron on all manner of fabrics and papers. You can also print on the book cover and of course, stitch into them. By hand of machine. We will also look at how to finish off your book cover to make it a practical gift. 

You will work along with Kim and the rest of the group on the day.



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