Monday, 12 November 2012

ExTex 7th weekend - playing with Vilene Spunbond


 Emma had great fun layering papers with her transfer prints.

Here is the second part of the 7th weekend of ExTex, a little late but as usual I have been out and about spreading the joy of textiles!!!! The Sunday saw the girls experimenting further with the disperse dyes (transfer paints), ironing them onto Vilene Spunbond and other synthetics that were lurking around. They had such a good time with these dyes on the 6th weekend and wanted to try some more samples. As we were using synthetics the group used soldering irons to cut the fabrics and heat guns to distress them.


 Disperse dyes painted on to paper and then ironed onto synthetic fabric.

 Transfer printed fabric decorated with painted Bondaweb and gilding flake.

A transfer print further decorated with stitch.

 Vilene Spunbond printed with a paper bag.
 
 
 Transfer printed Vilene Spunbond that was then distressed with a heat gun.

 Torn transfer paper ironed off randomly then decorated with painted Bondaweb and heat transfer foil
 
 Transfer printed Vilene Spunbond (with Bondaweb on the back) cut with a soldering iron and ironed into place.

   
Transfer printed Vilene Spunbond decorated with heat transfer foil.


Claire and Sally zapping their work with heat guns.
 

Layers of transfer printed Vilene Spunbond cut with a soldering iron and decorated with heat transfer foil.

 Layers of transfer printed Vilene Spunbond and polyester lace.

 Transfer printing using a resist.
 
 
 Shaun moving her cut outs around to find the best composition.
 
 Vilene Spunbond decorated with transfer print, painted Bondaweb and heat transfer foil - cut with a soldering iron.
 
 Polyester organza decorated with painted Bondaweb and heat transfer foil which was then zapped with a heat gun.

Polyester organza decorated with painted Bondaweb and heat transfer foil. Shapes from decorated Vilene Spunbond have been cut with a soldering iron and applied to the sample.

 Emma's sketch book is bursting at the seams.

This was the last weekend until January - so the girls have homework to cope with over the festive season and they need to start thinking about their final project - no pressure!!! 

I shall be up in Redditch at the end of the month for the IDC End of Year Show, I'm helping my lovely friend Brenny with the food. The show is being held at the Town Hall and should be great fun with all kinds of shopping opportunities, a Chinese raffle and of course, an amazing catwalk show.

 x

There are a few spaces left on my Making Printing Blocks workshops at Foredown Tower this weekend - if you are interested go to kimsworkshops.com
or email me -  info@kimthittichai.com  

The photo shoot for the next book went well and now I need to start to return all the work to the relevant artists. And then - I need to write the book . . . !


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