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Saturday, November 08, 2008


We played with disperse dye in higher art school today. Don't those paper doilies make great resists? Sometimes the doilies looked so good once painted that we deliberately bonded them to our fabrics too. Makes a change from errrr 'bonding' them because the iron is too hot!
Because our fabrics were synthetic they melted very obligingly with the soldering iron allowing us to melt them together in a kind of non-stitch applique. For some people it was their first time out on a sewing machine. It's just like driving I told one girl. Fast with the feet and slow with the hands. She looked at me with a terrified expression. I don't drive.

She does now!