Saturday, 4 June 2011

Extreme Surfaces for Stitch at Denman College Part 3

an octopus's garden - painted Bondaweb and Vilene Spunbond CS800 cut with a soldering iron

Wow!!! What a Fab last few days at Denman College! www.denmancollege.org.uk My group worked very hard and produced some excellent work, it's a shame I can't fit all the work on here. A few of the group were beginners and the rest were quite experienced so it was an interesting mix to teach. Everyone got on well together and there was lots of sharing, both of ideas and threads and fabrics, this always helps things to run smoothly.

flowers cut with a soldering iron from Vilene Spunbond that has been backed with Bondaweb, (apologies for bleaching it out with the flash on the camera)

Vilene Spunbond cut with a soldering iron and ironed onto pre dyed pelmet Vilene with painted Bondaweb decorated with machine stitch and gold heat transfer foil

layers of Vilene Spunbond and pelmet Vilene backed withBondaweb, cut with a soldering iron and ironed onto pre dyed pelmet Vilene

polyester organza, Vilene Spunbond CS500 and pelmet Vilene cut with a soldering iron and ironed onto painted Bondaweb, highlighted with machine stitch

Vilene Spunbond CS800 decorated with transfer papers then cut with a soldering iron and ironed onto pelmet Vilene

Evolon transfer printed and cut with a soldering iron and foiled edges on a transfer printed Vilene Spunbond CS500 background

polyester organza with Bondaweb on the the back cut with a soldering iron and ironed onto white cotton

polyester organza zapped with a heat gun decorated with gilding flake and ironed onto painted Bondaweb

a close up of Vilene Spunbond layered with polyester organza machine stitched together and then zapped with a heat gun to reveal different layers of colour

another close up - Tyvek layered with polyester organza, machine stitched together and then zapped with a heat gun to reveal different layers of colour

Vilene Spunbond backed with Bondaweb cut with a soldering iron and ironed onto dyed Vilene Spunbond CS800

I know I always say don't start off with a square of Tyvek because you will end up with a square of Tyvek, cut into it, cut circles or spirals, but these two samples are just so beautiful it doesn't seem to matter. Heavy weight Tyvek painted with metallic paints and ironed lightly between baking parchment to create texture. The Tyvek was then foiled with gold heat transfer foil. 

Don't forget my Denman girls - Kiss, Stroke and Caress for texture and Welly, Wiggle, Off to foil!!!!
Wednesday is looking good . . . . . !!!!

I will be back at Denman doing a Hot Textiles 3 day workshop, October 31st – November 2nd so if you fancy having a great time while you are learning new techniques in beautiful surroundings - sign up now!

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