Gillsew Embroidery Supplies

3D Effects

Paper Maché blocks

Modelight 160g blocks at £8.00

Modelight is easy to mould and dries within 24 hours, the effect is rather like papier maché.

After drying, the piece can be painted with most types of paint. Holes drilled through for stitch or attaching to something else.

You can make moulds of almost any three dimentional object, from cane chairs to decorative wall tiles, or just make any shape you like.

This sample of Turkish delight is made from Modelight wrapped in paper stiffened with Art Deco.

Kunin felt

Kunin Felt £1 a piece, approx 22 X 30cm with a wide range of colours

You can go GREEN whichever colour Kunin you use!

This felt is made from recycled plastic bottles, by a similar process used to make the fleece jackets we all like so much.

Because it is a synthetic product, it will melt when heat from a heat gun is applied, giving interesting effects, especially if the felt is previously stitched with a thread which will withstand the heat. The madeira FS range is ideal. The sample, (by Carol Green), was stitched using the built in stitches in the sewing machine, then zapped with a heat gun, melting the fabric in a pleasing way.

Make sure you recycle all your plastic bottles.

Modelling Felt

Modelling Felt 90cm wide £20 per metre, smaller piece to try @£4.00

Can be painted then sprayed lightly with water and moulded to shape. Holes can be made using a souldering iron, before or after moulding, if desired. Any stitching should be done before moulding.