West Dean - Layered Textiles - Hot techniques for jewelled surfaces part 3

 Painted and foiled Bondaweb with painted, textured and foiled Tyvek

The final day at West Dean was a day of layering and stitch, a great treat. Having the extra day made such a difference, to the work and to the group. All the students bar one were beginners in the Hot Textiles field and they all produced some brilliant work. We worked through all the basic Hot Textiles processes as you will see in the previous posts. The students were left with various piles of heat treated fabrics which I asked them to create some kind of composition - here are the resulting samples -

Layers of transfer printed CS800 Vilene Spunbond zapped with a heat gun and decorated with frayed organza and embossing powder.

  Transfer printed CS800 Vilene Spunbond zapped with a heat gun decorated with a Tyvek motif.
 Polyester organza decorated with painted Bondaweb, zapped with a heat gun and decorated with textured Tyvek

 Painted Bondaweb decorated with heat transfer foil, jewel dots and seeds

 Polyester organza decorated with foiled, painted Bondaweb  - zapped and distressed with a heat gun

 Painted Bondaweb with distressed polyester organza texture

Textured Tyvek shapes layered to create a kind of mad flower border
Delicate stitch adds definition to the floral transfer print on the this transfer printed CS800

I will be back at West Dean in July for Extreme Surfaces for Stitch - so if you fancy learning about heat processes in a magnificent setting with fabulous food - you know what to do!!!



  1. Thanks for all of the lovely 'eye candy'!!

  2. you are most welcome Heather . . . x

  3. I love your work, will you be doing any workshops in 2017 in the South East. I live in Surrey.
    Many thanks

    1. The nearest will be Art Van Go in August Rita. Have a look at their website. I start online teaching later in the year and will be doing very little traveling after that. x


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