Saturday, 18 June 2016

If It's Not Burning It's Not Art

I've been burning fabric again with a heat gun and a soldering iron. Luckily this time I worked at Alexander Park Craft House and didn't leave the revolting smell in my own home! These 2 pieces are made with no glue, no fusible, no machine stitching. The hand stitching is purely decorative and is not there to hold it together. They are cut and bonded with just a soldering iron. You can find out how to do this in Margaret Beal's book Fusing Fabric.

The experiment below does use fusible web and free machine embroidery. There are Angelina fibres, plastic film, thin metals and organza. Puff paint was scraped on top before I blasted it with the heat gun.

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