It has been a little while since I posted. I have been making some traditional patchwork for family members, one for my nephews son and a second for a wedding quilt, which I am aiming to get to the couple before their first anniversary. I may make it. I have been posting photos on my facebook page if you would like to check these out. I update Facebook often and for those of you who would like to know a bit more about what the boys and I are doing, there is more personal interaction on there than I will put on here or the website. If you have not already, click “Like” on the page and you will get updates on your Facebook page.
Today, I have been continuing my experimentation with the Lutradur. I am really enjoying playing with this. I am making a small 12 by 12 inch piece and I needed/wanted a really interesting textured surface that I could thread paint and applique onto. I had an idea and was very happy to have this work. Here is what you do.
I lay the Lutradur down on the bench, covered it with Vliesofix/Bond-a-web and sprinkled a small amount of a number of different Hot Fix Angelina fibres across the surface.
I then cut/ripped strips of hand dyed silk organza and lay it on top of the Angelina.
I then covered it with an applique mat and ironed together. Next I flipped it over on the sink, opened the window and got a breeze blowing (that bit is important – you need ventilation) and took to it with the heat gun. I heated the Lutradur side, which then bubbled, puckered and shrunk. WAY COOL.
This is what the finished texture looks like after I trimmed it back to close to the finished size.
What do you think? Where to now – I see Parakeets: