As I said a few days ago, before I went MIA over the weekend, on Saturday, I went to Neroli Henderson's Hot Stuff Workshop at ATASDA Vic. It was a great day and we played with lots of bling. Neroli was a great tutor, giving everyone their own creative space, but at the same time explaining things very well.
First we played with tyvek. we used a wide range of colouring materials to colour it and lots of angelina and other shiny stuff, then shrank it all.
After lunch, we got onto making a layered piece with sheers and synthetics which could be burnt with the heat gun.
I did a little work on it at home, adding a bit of paint.
Since I often burn and distress my fabrics, someone asked me why I went to the workshop. My answer was simply, that you can always learn something new. And I did learn lots of new things and met lots of new people.
One of the things I have been thinking on since this workshop, is a way I can tweak this technique to use in some of my work. I have come up with an extension of this that also uses some of my soldered applique method. I am playing with these and will show you soon.
If you don't live and learn, then how do you learn to live?