Sunday, 7 June 2015

Foiling Success, and More Calico Lavender Sachets

I’ve now had the chance to complete the foiling project which I started the other day.

01 Foiling on Fabric with Rubber Stamps

I applied the foil glue to the fabric by painting it onto a rubber stamp and stamping carefully onto the fabric. To get a good impression, and because the foam on the cling mount of the new stamps is rather hard, I used a foam mat under the fabric. I left the glue to dry fully, and then laid the foil, shiny side up, over the glue and rubbed it firmly with the back of a fingernail, peeling the foil back carefully to check that I had not missed any.

This is the result.

02 Foiled Dragonflies on Fabric

I am quite pleased with this. These small rectangles can now be made up into more lavender sachets. This fabric is rather thin, so I may need to back these pieces with calico before making up.

I am very pleased with the Jones Tones foiling kit that I bought. There are some cases when you really do have to use the right equipment for the job, and no glue in my possession was working properly. I am keen to try more foiling in future as I love the effect. I have discovered that you can also apply foil using iron-on interfacing and I am eager to try this technique too.

Last night I completed five more lavender sachets made from calico, onto which I had stamped different images using archival inks in a selection of colours.

14 5 Stamped Calico Lavender Sachets

The top one, with the blue butterfly, has been edged with pale blue ribbon. All the others were edged with finger-crocheted yarn (finger-crocheted because I couldn’t be bothered to go up and find a crochet hook!).

I have now completed a total of fifteen lavender sachets – I am not sure how many I shall need, but I’ve got a few more pieces of fabric cut and ready to make up, so I shall complete those and hope it’s enough! Next step is the little boxes to put them in, and these will have to be made in my ARTHaven as I really can’t bring all the stuff I need downstairs! I am hoping to get these completed by Friday, when I go in for my second chemo treatment, so that I can start giving them to my fellow chemo-ites.

3 comments:

  1. I am sure the recipients of your lavender sachets will be over the moon. It is such a lovely gesture.
    I am glad your foiling turned out well. I have found that it can ne a little hit and miss some times.

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  2. Wow, you haven't let the grass grow under your feet - you are moving right along! I'm interested in the fusible interfacing technique you mentioned. You'll have to let us know how it turns out if you try it.

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  3. The foiling is beautiful! Love those sachets. My chosen sister made one for me awhile back (she is an excellent cross-stitcher), and it has become a prized possession. I think it's awesome that you are making these for others who are going through chemo. Good on you, Shoshi.

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