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Shiny Abstract Texture

The Experimental Textiles 
Video Library & Membership

What's Included?

 

  • 12 workshops (including the 4 foundation workshops) to view by annual subscription, in your own time at your own pace.

  • Chat with other members in the private groups attached to each workshop.

  • Upload images, share your thoughts, ideas and experiments.

  • Your 12-month membership will start from the day you enrol.

  • Members can also join in the monthly Zoom Catch Up’s with Kim and other members on the last Friday of every month.


All 12 Workshops Now LIVE!
 

Bonkers About Bondaweb - 9 videos

Work with Kim through the basics of all the creative applications for painted and unpainted Bondaweb. This will include applique and foiling for T shirts, decorating book covers and creating beautiful surfaces on which to stitch, using all manner of sparkle and/or natural elements. We will also look at how to decorate hard surfaces with this exciting product. Bondaweb is also known as Vliesofix and Wonder Under 829.


*You will need an iron for this workshop*

Now You See It . . ! - 8 videos

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Discover all the possibilities of working with water soluble fabric using hand and machine stitch. Make beautiful lacy bowls, new fabrics, stitched pictures, even jewellery. Learn how to dissolve water soluble fabric, how much do you leave in? Make separate stitched elements to add to other projects. There is so much you can do with this versatile product.

 

*You will need a sewing machine for this workshop*

A New Starting Point - 8 videos

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Discover and develop the redemptive qualities of old newspapers, maps, music and books. Create fascinating surfaces on which to print and stitch. Using painted and unpainted Bondaweb/Vliesofix/Wonderunder 805 and all manner of sparkle, we will explore the possibilities of layering textures. Will you tear or will you cut?

*You will need an iron for this workshop*

Tinkering with Tyvek - 8 videos

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Enjoy learning how paint, stitch and incorporate polyester organza with this wonderful medium, then heat it with various tools to create fascinating textures, bowls, vessels or sculptural forms.

Kim will take you step by step and show you how to use your iron and heat gun to create exciting layered textures. Discover how the different weights of Tyvek react to heat. Create structures from your layered and stitched samples. Make a box, beads and a corsage. Did you know you can decorate your Tyvek with transfer foil?

*You will need a sewing machine, iron and a heat gun for the workshop. No aerosols or oil-based paints can be used on this workshop*

Baubles Bangles & Beads - 5 videos

Do you have a collection of old and new beads and broken jewellery?

Have fun creating beautiful bangles and bowls. Working with different weights of wire you can create various effects with all those boxes of colour and shine  you have been saving, for just this workshop.

*You will need an iron for this workshop*

Beautiful Boxes - 5 videos

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Enjoy creating larger boxes with the very firm Vlieseline S133 and smaller boxeswith the more leather like Vlieseline Decovil 1 or Decovil light. You will choose how you decorate the box or book cover, whether it is with my ‘background and pretty’ technique, or maybe newspaper faux chenille – or maybe both. You will be using recycled papers and Bondaweb/Vleseline/Wonderunder 805 and all manner of sparkle.

*You will need an iron for this workshop*

Fabulous Cuffs & Collars - 6 Videos

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The leather like Decovil 1 and Decovil light iron on interfacings are fabulous products to work with. Being heavier than most interfacings they are perfect for making decorative collars and cuffs. They are light enough to stitch into and can be cut with scissors and a soldering iron to create exciting edges. You can experiment with different ways of fastening your pieces and discover how you can create jewel like surfaces using gilding flake, transfer foil, printing and flat backed gem stones. (real or plastic).

*You will need an iron for this workshop*

Newspaper Faux Chenille - 6 Videos

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This technique is not complicated to learn and have fun with. 

 

Working with painted and unpainted newspaper, old maps, music – whatever you have, but newspaper is my favourite.

*You will need an iron for this workshop*

Transforming Transfer

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Explore the possibilities of transfer paints/disperse dyes and crayons, creating fabulous colours on synthetics and more subtle effects on naturals. We will try resists, overprinting, layering and various ways of applying paint and crayons.

*You will need an iron for this workshop*

Zap! Pow!

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Knowing how to use a heat gun and soldering safely and effectively can make a huge difference to the work you can create. Have you tried
zapping polyester organza to create fabulous floaty and distressed edges? When you zap Lutradur you get amazing crunchy edges, that you can transfer foil. Discover how to use a soldering iron to cut several layers of applique shapes. What will you make? A vessel, a box? A book cover?​

*You will need an iron for this workshop*

Working With Silk Fibres

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I love working with silk. This is a special workshop; I haven’t taught it for many years as it is one of the ways I decorate my work. But I think it is an important process, so I am sharing my ideas with you. I would encourage you to experiment with this exciting process, try what I show you, and then develop your own ways and ideas. This is such a fun
process.

Raising The Surface

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Explore the possibilities of transfer paints/disperse dyes and crayons, creating fabulous colours on synthetics and more subtle effects on naturals. We will try resists, overprinting, layering and various ways of applying paint and crayons.

​Raising the Surface. Discover new ways to raise the surface of your work. Learn how to use
puff paste and embossing powders to great effect. Have you tried zapping painted Bondaweb? Textures Tyvek pieces can make interesting surfaces to draw the eye. These are all processes I use in my own work, they are tried and tested.

*You will need an iron for this workshop*

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