I was very happy to discover Bondaweb which seems to have numerous applications. Here are the results of some of my experimentations:
1. I first experimented with pieces of plastic bag. I was interested to see if the heat from the iron would melt the plastic a little, in addition to the Bondaweb and was pleased with the resulting texture.
2. I then tried bonding layers of sweet wrappers and newspaper onto cotton. I was delighted with the resulting effect as some of the sweet wrappers melted, again creating interesting textures. I added some chain stitch using gold thread.
3. Using Bondaweb, I trapped snippets of thread and fabric scraps between a bottom cotton layer and a top layer of organza. The organza melted a little – it is important to closely watch the heat as this wasn’t the effect I was after!
4. Lastly, I stuck some fabric scraps onto cotton with Bondaweb and then basted a piece of cotton scrim over the top. I pulled some of the threads out to reveal the coloured fabrics beneath.