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Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Heat Gunning

When I learned that the fiber content of the tulle is nylon, I decided to try blasting it with a heat gun. I took it outside and also put on my respirator.

Here is what a small flocked piece looked like after a second or two of heat blasting.This tulle has been embroidered with rayon thread. The thread didn't melt, but the tulle began to shred right away. This seems to create some interesting possibilities for using this stuff.
I am taking my Beaney and Littlejohn books to the Gallery with me today to study up on their techniques for combining stitch and heat.

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