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Over the summer I have learnt a new technique called Foiling. Foiling is the use of foil on textiles. This however is a special kind of foil, it is like a transfer, transferring using an iron. It can be used in all manner of ways.

The first way I learnt of using foil was using a material called bondaweb. With the bondaweb I cut out a shape and placed it upon my fabric, I then placed the foil on top and some baking paper on top of that. This is what will create my transfer as the foil will stick to the stickiness. I from here created a flower and a little honeypot.

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The second technique is using Super Mend which is a permanent mending material used to hem without the need for stitching. This has a salt like consistency which enables us have a more loose covering of foil. I decided to try this out on my fabric I had printed for the exhibition.

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Next we experimented using glue to see if that would hold the foil and create an interesting abstract pattern. However it did not work and the glue created more of a sticky mess than anything else.

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We then tried a thinner glue which dried quicker and it was not completely successful but more in the right direction.

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In order to enhance my experimentation a little, I embroided  on top of one of the foil experiments I had achieved. I really enjoyed how this experiment turned out and how it looked, I thought it added something extra to the experiment I had completed.

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