Hi friends, hope then new year is good for you so far.
Those who know me will be aware that my background is in Textiles and although I love working with other materials I cannot help going back to the fabrics, however this does not necessarily mean just sewing as there are many things that you can do with them and I hope to show you a few of the techniques I like to do.
To start this, I have been using my heat gun.
I've been having fun playing with a variety of Synthetic materials and thought you might like to see what I've done so far.
Synthetic fabrics are amazing stuff to play with and you never know exactly how they will behave but you must be careful not to heat them too much or you can end up with nothing left Lol!
These materials shrivel lovely (Shrivel is a technical term obviously Lol!).
So here is a sample I've made and the materials I've used.
I like to use a cotton backing as this stabilises the fabric and then layer up other fabrics to add different texture and colours.
These fabrics are machined together in any stitch but I used straight stitch for this piece and I layered together Nylon net and Polyester Organza.
This is what the fabrics looked like when complete and ready for heating.
And here is what happens when you heat it with the Heat Gun.
If you were here on Wednesday you will remember the small sample on the right and the large one on the left, I have been playing with here.
The tub at the back contains some pieces of Tyvek but that's for another day.
I hope you enjoyed that and I look forward to showing you what else I have been doing, who knows, I might even make something with the samples.
If you have the time, please let me know what you think about the techniques, I would love to hear from you.
That's it for now.