This week at my textile class we did a little work with tyvek and some sheer fabrics. When the tyvek is exposed to heat it bubbles and distorts which enables you to produce some very unique pieces.
I started off with a piece of tyvek ( in this case it was a piece of a tyvek envelope). I painted it with watered down acrylic paint and then on top of that I layed two layers of organza with some gold metalic fibres sandwiched between. I then machine stitched a random pattern to join them together.
I then used a heatgun to burn away the organza in places and to melt and distort the tyvek and finished off byI adding a piece of gold fabric behind. You can then go on to use the results as either an embelishment for other pieces or it can be a piece of artwork in its own right.
I have done this in the past and forgot how much fun it is and I thought it might be interesting to some of you to see the process so I will come back soon and show you another piece in more detail.
Thank's for visiting. x