During this one day course you will work with two types of fusible fabric and appreciate their individual strengths and weaknesses for particular uses. The small projects created could be used later as a book cover, a patch for the back of a jacket, bag or cushion, or simply as a sample to show the different uses for fusible materials.
You will learn:
To use bondaweb to apply shapes
To appreciate the requirement for mirroring when tracing off and what types of shapes require this
To appreciate the use of fusible materials to seal edges when using for applique
To explore different types of materials that can be bonded together
To be introduced to the different types of paint suitable for painting bondaweb and to appreciate the potential for changing the nature of the fusible material with some of those paints.
Health and safety aspects of using fusible materials with a steam iron and use of correct settings with the variables of materials, fabric type and foil will be discussed. Alongside the care and maintenance when using the iron with fusible materials to protect the iron and the ironing surface, and how to use a sewing machine to help stabilise and apply shapes created with fusible material.
The limitations of fusible materials when working with small amounts, with functionality, and the ways of mitigating these limitations will also be explored.
Timetable for one day courses
Students should arrive by 9am for registration.
Classes are from 9.15 - 5pm
Lunch is included.
Christine Chester is an artist and teacher working from a textile studio in Eastbourne, having previously worked for 20 years in the Adult and FE sector. After being accepted into several juried competitions, Christine has a solo gallery at Festival of Quilts this year, alongside working to complete her Masters degree.
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