New Zealand 2017 - part the fourth . . Hot Textiles with Taranaki Patchworkers and Quilters, New Plymouth.

 A fabulous painted Bondaweb/Vliesofix sample. Ha ving arrived in New Plymouth , it was straight on with the next 2 workshops. The first 2 day workshop was Hot Texti les and the second was A New Starting Point. So on with Hot Textiles - I have included photos of the products we used so you know what to ask for . Thi s workshop was going to conce n trate on using unpainted and painted Bondaweb/Vliesofix and Lutradur/CS800. Bondaweb/Vliesofix, still my most f avourite product after all these years. CS800 also known as Lutradur, a heavy weight spunbond, and Decovil 1 light, a wonderful leather like, iron-on interfacing After introducing myself to the group and explaining roughly what we would be doing, we got onto painting the Bondaweb/Vliesofix and CS800/Lutradur. It is very important to know how little paint you need to get the correct effect. You don't want the paint to form a barrier.   The group painting the Bondaweb/Vliesofix. While were wait

New Zealand 2017 - part the third . . Layered Surfaces for Stitch with Cutting Edge Textiles, Ngaruawahia.

  A rather stunning piece of work.  *** Just a note about the names of products in different parts of the world. Lutradur is one of the names for CS800, it is also known as Spunbond. It is the same product but is known by different names around the world. Vliesofix is also known as Bondaweb. It is the same product. While we are at it - Vilene is now using their European name Vlieseline. The products are the same - the name has just changed slightly. There is a fabulous new website that helps you identify products and discover new ones - have a look . . *** The second workshop I was asked to teach for Cutting Edge Textiles was a 3 day version of Layered Surfaces for Stitch. Using Tyvek, Lutradur/CS800 and painted Bondweb/Vliesofix. However, as the a lot of the students booked onto the workshop had seen all the results of New Starting Point gracing my Facebook page over the past 6 months, they also wanted to try that. So we did. Having 3 days w