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Let’s Explore… Radical fibres, glues and stiffeners
August 28 2022 @ 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Like all of our “Let’s Explore…” days, this is a day for us to play and learn from each other. No one person is “the teacher”. The main idea is to have the opportunity to spend time with like-minded people doing the “arty textile things” we all enjoy!
Please feel free to bring whatever you want to work on if you don’t want to play around with radical fibres and stiffeners.
Have you used unusual fibres, glues or stiffeners?
Other than cotton, silk, wool and linen and a few others, what unusual fabrics have you used?
Papers? Evolon? Tyvek? Lutrador? Shapewell of various weights?
Felt? Plastic? Bottle caps? Metals of various weights? Coke cans?
Pellon? Vilene of various weights, right up to pelmet weight? Rug canvas? Misty fuse? Water soluble fabrics?
Fabrics that you melt with a small soldering iron (eg those retro chiffon scarves and others), chocolate wrappers…..
What’s been your glue/spray/heat gun experience?
Can you bring some samples along so we can touch them and think/talk about possibilities? Or maybe bring something you have made and share how you have used these different textiles?
Can you find ideas to share in any of your books?
Let’s see if together we can answer any questions and explore some new ideas.
With respect to those who are allergic to smells and things, it may be best if we keep things like glues, sprays and soldering irons just to talk about rather than use inside. If it’s a fine day, there’s always space outside!
$15 fee payable on the day (you can do a direct deposit if you don’t have cash).
Please note: non-members will need to join us to be covered by insurance.