Today I had Jan, Annette, Jean and Diane using a soldering iron to fuse fabric. They hadn't done anything like this before, but they soon got stuck in and produced some brilliant samples!
Of course, I had to promote some of my favourite books to give them even more ideas!
|Before the workshop|
I experimented a bit with mine (the cover on the left), and used Lamifix once I'd machine stitched the background, then did a bit more embellishment over the top. If you haven't come across Lamifix before, it is a Vilene product that you can iron over your work to create a water-resistant finish. It is available in gloss and matt, although I only have gloss available at present. It hasn't come out particularly well on the photograph, but it is nice and shiny!
I take a break from workshops over the holiday period, but have already started booking into February 2013 when they resume.