Sunday, 7 December 2014

Bondaweb experiments

I got my sewing machine out for a little bit of experimenting.

I treated myself to a little early Christmas present which arrived this week.... If you want bags of inspiration this is the book for you!!

I have used bondaweb before with fabrics but realised I could probably combine it with collaged paper, fabric AND paint!!
 To find out more about using Bondaweb I recommend checking out Kim Thittichai, she has several great books on the subject and some great You tube clips.


Inspired to give it a go?? :)

 First Bondaweb is ironed onto some medium weight cotton.

I then use it as a background for paper collage.
( the paper is collaged onto the fabric using a hot iron)

 then I painted other sheets of Bondaweb

With  acrylic craft paints

When dry the painted Bondaweb is ironed onto the Paper/fabric collage

it forms a stiff surface and I then stitched cut paper grasses and seed head embelishments to the landscape.

The background collage of papers shows through the painted Bondaweb.
the colours are rich and jewel-like. I also used some dimensional fabric paint to give a little surface detail.

Linking to paint party Friday 


  1. wow looks fabulous

  2. Magnificent!! Colorful-magical..very sensory/multi-sensory..I always use that word for your art....for it truly feels that way on all levels to I want to reach out and touch it.,,beautiful!! you are an amazing artist! Lovely looks fantastic..enjoy!

  3. That is so beautiful, I will check her out, love the idea of stitches in art. Your art always makes me feel that I would like to run my hands over it!

  4. What a clever idea and it looks fabulous all this jewel colours and delicious texture!

  5. Amazing, wow! So so beautiful. Those colours make me swoon ....

  6. I have lots of Bondaweb and some goodies I bought from Kim at a textile show. I haven't had my sewing machine out for ages but your beautiful piece has reminded what fun textile art is.

  7. Another amazing technique I hadn't come across! Your stitching is the perfect finish. :)
    Jess x

  8. This is so rich and gorgeous! You use materials so well and create such textured and alive pieces, I can feel the wind blowing gentle, a delightful piece!

  9. This is just beautiful - another creative use of materials!

  10. Wow, really fantastic, love how you made that. Must see if I can get bondaweb here. Valerie

  11. Wow have never heard of bondaweb. You have done a tremendous job of explaining it to the lay person. The result looks fabulous. I love the strong reds and purples together. Happy PPF Emma xx

  12. What a novel idea and such a beautiful creation!

  13. What a vibrant artwork you've achieved here and I love your blue/green stitching over that warm background.
    Thanks for the link to the video.

  14. such a beautiful result... I can't wait to share this with my friend rach when she comes over later... she is going to love this...xx

  15. That is amazing! Pinning that one to Pinterest for sure so I can find it again.

  16. I have goose bumps, my gauge for excellence...probably because it speaks to me those rich jewel tones with all that wonderful texture and lines...oh my goodness I am in LOVE with this piece! It would look gorgeous in my home for sure! A true treasure it will be very hard to ever part with! Thanks for the tutorial too!!

    Hugs Giggles


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