Denman College part 2b

Bridget had fun with black Hot Stuff sheet. Decorating it with heat transfer foils and then impressing with wooden printing blocks while hot

We had a chance to play with various materials on the course - Hot Stuff sheet was one of them, another was Solufleece. Solufleece is a water soluble machine embroidery product that has another use. You can 'crash' it with steam.

Solufleece is layered with Bondaweb and a top fabric. The sample is then stitched in rows and then steamed - the sample then puckers up. The samples above show the technique using two layers of organza as the top fabric.
Do any of you remember those swimming costumes made with shirring elastic we used to wear that used to go all baggy when they got wet - No!!! of course not - you are far too young!!! This technique reminds me of that wet soggy feeling!!!!!

 Christine stitching into her decorated newspaper

 Bridget had fun layering CS500 Vilene Spunbond, free machining then taking out sections with a soldering iron.

 Angela made these fabulous cards with painted Bondaweb, sequins, gilding flake, glitter and silk fibres

Sarah made her beautiful cards using torn layered newspaper strips.

We all had a great time together, I will remember this course for a long time to come - great girls and great work! I will be back at Denman in August if any of you fancy coming out to play in beautiful surroundings, excellent studios - and of course the food is FAB . . . !


Speaking of FAB food I am off to teach a weekend course at West Dean College later on today - I just have a few more orders to get out then I can start loading the car - again. 
I am teaching a new workshop, Layered Textiles – Hot new jewelled surfaces to stitch!  We should be creating delicate, frothy (two words not normally associtated with me!) layers with the pre dyed CS500 Vilene Spunbond - I hope to have time to post on the blog while I am there so watch this space . . . . 



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