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Heat and Textiles - Bond and Burn!
Course Date: Wednesday 3rd May 2017
Category: Textiles
Price: £80

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A fun experimental day discovering how heat, in the form of an iron, hotgun or soldering iron, can change various materials into something very special! There is also the possibility of adding stitch and/or beads to further embellish your piece at a later date.

Further Detail

Various techniques will be demonstrated including layering and fusing. There will be plenty of opportunity to experiment with each method using materials of your choice. Tyvek, nylon sheers, Kunin felt, and Bondaweb will be some of the materials on offer. All materials will be provided, but please bring a heat gun if you have one. There will be some to share.

Skills/Techniques Covered

  • using a heat gun, soldering iron and flat irons to transform textiles
  • discovering which materials will respond to heat and how they will react
  • making a beautiful corsage in 5 minutes!
  • making various embellished materials, using simple methods


This course is designed for a range of abilities including beginners.


Materials are not included in your course fee. All materials will be provided by the tutor. The approximate cost of these will be £10, payable to the tutor during the course.

We do not have the facilities to take card payments in the workshops. Please remember to bring cash or your cheque book if your course involves buying materials from the tutor.

Please bring with you:

  • a hotgun if you have one (360watts)
  • scissors
  • an apron

Tutor Profile

Marilyn Pipe is a qualified tutor and accomplished textile artist who is passionate about many areas of embroidery and embellishment. Having completed seven years of training in City and Guilds Machine and Hand Embroidery, Marilyn has taught for the last 10 years at various venues across the UK and abroad. She also gives talks and demonstrations to individual guilds and private groups.

Timings & Refreshments

Coffee is available from 9.45am. The course starts at 10am and finishes at 4.30pm. Fresh ground coffee and a range of teas are provided all day, along with biscuits in the morning, a sandwich lunch and cake in the afternoon. SPECIAL DIETS: If you are vegetarian, please tell us when you book. If you have other special dietary needs/preferences, please see our terms and conditions for detailed information on the food provided.