Sunday, 15 January 2012

West Dean - Layered Textiles - Hot Techniques for jewelled surfaces - part 2

 
3 A4 sheets of painted Tyvek layered with polyester organza. this was then machine stitched together and then zapped with a heat gun to reveal different layers of colour and to create texture.

The second day of a three day course - we have covered most of the basic techniques now and the students will be combining their own layers and stitching into them tomorrow.  There are seven in the group and it is another good group - textile ladies do seem to be good fun in general. I rarely get someone who moans.



These are two Bondaweb pieces that I missed yesterday

We worked with Tyvek for most of the day, starting with 'kissing, stroking and caressing' single sheets and moving on to layering Tyvek with polyester organza and zapping back. I don't know if you can have too much of a good thing but here are all the layered samples - front and back -

Maggie's front and back



Jean's front and back



 
Janet's front and back


Sue's front and back



 
Janice's front and back

 
The girls working hard in the studio

Tomorrow we are working till 3pm then we leave so I will finish this workshop on Tuesday or Wednesday.
I still have a few orders to get out so will have to do that first . . . . . 
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