Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Results of the melting lesson.

Sue Anne melted away the circles in a piece of polyester fabric to reveal the hand-dyed fabric behind it. She finished with straight lines of quilting. Sue Anne used a base of fabric paper for her lilac. The organza leaves and flowers were added over the painted motifs after cutting the shapes with her textile tool.
Susan fashioned a stained glass window by melting many layers of felt and organza and polyester and layering it over the green organza. The frame is made by fusing fancy fabrics to a timtex base and couching black perle cotton over the raw edges. The center is suspended within the frame with beads.
Jamie layed a piece of white organza over this quilt top, topstitched around the shapes, and removed the organza by melting along the inside edge with a textile tool. Jamie layered several colors of organza over a piece of woven fusible interfacing. The textile tool was used to fuse the layers together. It was stitched, quilted and beaded before being folded into a small clutch purse.
Sue pieced several pieces of hand-dyed fabric with a batik and overlayed it with a piece of organza. After quilting with many different motifs, she melted away the organza. In some areas she took out the organza from the background and in others, she removed the inside of the motif.
Sue stitched this piece with several decorative threads. She used an old chiffon scarf over the leaf motif, stitched a double line of stitching and melted the outside and the inside, leaving a thin line of blue inside the leaf.

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