Today, more pictures from Art & Soul, as promised.

These pictures are from Leslie Riley’s "Stitch It" class, which involved working with Lutrador, the stiff sort of underfacing found  at the bottom of upholstered furniture and mattresses.  In the morning portion of the class, we painted, burned, stamped and otherwise tortured the Lutrador to create our background pages.  Leslie taught her method for transferring from transparencies to fabric, and we spent the afternoon decorating our pages.

Although I viewed this more as a technique class, than as a finished project sort of thing, I did end with a small book of pretty (if rather hastily decorated — i always seem to talk to my neighbors too much in class) pages.  Here they are.


Once Upon A Time


Today, Yesterday, Tomorrow




The Good Part


The End

The class was a lot of fun, and Leslie is a gifted teacher.  I was sorry to hear she isn’t going to be teaching next year, but I hope the fact that she is focusing on her personal art means that we can look forward to some good new articles and maybe even a book from her.

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3 thoughts on “Lutrador

  1. Joyce, this book looks wonderful to me. What a neat idea for a surface to work on.

  2. I love your pages Joyce. They turned out very cool. We have an upholstery shop here in Fayetteville. I may go look for some of this next week. Let me know if you’d like some. It looks like fun stuff to play with.

  3. Joyce,
    I like the way your pages turned out. I got to see Andrew’s pages last night at our local gathering but he didn’t really decorate his pages like you did. I had never heard of Lutrador. Sounds like a new, fun thing to play with.

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