The 'crashed' newspaper, Bondaweb and Solufleece
What! not MORE newspaper - Yep!!! I'm afraid so . . . .
I have had a chance to catch up with some work and try some samples I have been wanting to play with. Today's task was to try 'crashing' newspaper with Solufleece. I do it all time with fabrics.
(For step by step photos and full instructions go to the Solufleece page on www.nid-noi.com)
To crash fabric or newspaper you need to layer from the bottom up -
1 layer of Solufleece,
2 layers of Bondaweb off the baking paper
your top fabric/newspaper
Layer everything up and stitch 'tram lines' about the width of the foot of your sewing machine apart through all 4 layers. You can experiment with different widths and maybe trying wavy lines once you have done your first sample.
Being VERY careful not to burn yourself in your excitement - Steam your sample until it shrinks up or 'crashes'. This can be done with a steam iron but do NOT touch the sample with the iron, just hover it over your work.
I love this - it is the continuing story of my love affair with newspaper - poor sad old girl . . . !
Solufleece is a fantastic product - it is also an excellent water soluble machine embroidery stabiliser.
I'm off to print on some newspaper faux chenille now - ready for my workshop at Bobby Britnell's beautiful workshop in Shropshire
Yeehaa!!! We are going to have SUCH fun . . . .
Once I have done my print samples I must start getting ready for the Exeter show, I leave on Wednesday morning and at the moment I don't have a car - aaRRGHH!!! My trusty Volvo is having some work done on it and the parts have only just arrived. I am driving around in a loan car lent by my lovely mechanic - a red Nissan Micra!!! it just about moves with me in it. I am praying my car will be ready in time - they never break down at a convenient time do they???
It is a wonderful car though - a true work horse. More later . . .