Tuesday, 8 October 2013

Hot, New Jewelled Surfaces with the Context group - 5th October.

 
 Vilene Spunbond CS500 and polyester organza decorated with painted Bondaweb then zapped with a heat gun and ripped apart.

Hot, New Jewelled Surfaces was the workshop and it was a local group for a change - Context. A great group of ladies - we had 14 for the workshop.
The main idea of the workshop is to teach the safe use of heat tools. Irons, heat guns and soldering irons while having a thoroughly good time

 The group getting down to work with the painted Bondaweb.
  
 Busy girls and a very busy table . . .
 
 
 Oh dear - there were some absolutely delicious cakes.MMmmmmm!!

We were working with painted Bondaweb and Vilene Spunbond/Lutradur and of course all manner of sparkles.
The group really enjoyed cutting out shapes with a soldering iron. This process is basically cutting shapes for bonded applique. In this case, as we are using synthetic fabrics, once the Bondaweb has been applied to the back of the fabric (leaving the backing paper on). shapes can very easily be cut with a soldering iron. Using the soldering iron like a hot pen - you can very easily create and cut quite complicated, curvy shapes. It is very relaxing as you can only move as fast the fabric will melt - I love it!

 
 One of the group cutting shapes.

 The group decorated painted Vilene Spunbond and polyester organza with painted Bondaweb, gilding flake, heat transfer foils, glitter . . . . 
Then we ironed Bondaweb onto the back and cut shapes out with a soldering iron. the shapes can then be lifted off the backing paper and ironed onto your chosen back ground fabric.
 Here are a few of the samples - 

 
 
 
 


The group worked very fast and produced some fabulous samples - hopefully a few will embellished with stitch at a later date. This kind of process makes a wonderful background for stitch.
Here are a few of the painted Bondaweb samples - you can see how much the group enjoyed working with the foils!!!!



 
  
 
  
 
 


 This was a particularly lovely sample.

 
 . . . and I leave you with a lovely sample of decorated and zapped Vilene Spunbond CS800 (the heaviest) and polyester organza. As you can see, if you keep to tones of more or less one colour, you can appreciate all the texture.

I would like to thank the Context group for a splendid day - we all had fun and the group worked hard (and ate cake). The best kind of day

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I will be demonstrating this technique along with most of my repertoire on the Freudenberg Vilene Stand, no TGR4 at The Knitting and Stitching Show at Ally Pally this week - do come and say Hello! if you are coming to the show.

I will also be at the Dublin and Harrogate shows . . . . . it's a busy time of year!

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Hello Jill - 44 and 293 sleeps to go
 and Diana - 44 sleeps.

x x 



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