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The Melted Fabrics Book Store

Updated on April 9, 2013

Books about Textiles

I've written 6 books about textiles and the techniques I use so I figured it was about time I made a lensography for them.

I used to sell my e-books as PDF files on CD but now I sell them as downloads on Lulu.com - it's much quicker and cheaper and uses fewer trees!

Melted Fabrics was my first book (named after my website and that I melt fabrics!). This book has all the info about the melting techniques I used when I was starting out experimenting with textiles. I think I wrote it a couple of years after I left uni and started my textiles business.

Foundling is the "babies and bluebirds" book - it's full of cutesy fluffy textiles.

Melted and Felting doesn't actually include a lot of melting but I do combine felt with a lot of my stitched textiles work.

How to Make a Textiles Wrap is a shorter book which focuses on a thick textiles wrap I made and how you can make a similar one.

There's my calendar projects book - I wrote a project for every month of the year.

And a book about recycling in your textiles craft work.

What are Melted Fabrics?

It's Exactly What it Sounds Like

My textiles work features a lot of fabric that has literally been melted with a heat gun or soldering iron.

Fabrics are layered and stitched and then blasted with heat to reveal the layers - it seemed like a much quicker way to produce cut away applique when I was experimenting one day.

Not all fabrics will melt - it's best to use cheap man-made fabrics.

If you're going to experiment then remember to protect your lungs - work in a well-ventilated area and wear a protective mask. Man-made fabric is similar to plastic and the fumes are toxic.

Heat Gun

Wagner 0503008 HT1000 Heat Gun 1,200-Watt, 2 Temp Settings 750ᵒF & 1000ᵒF
Wagner 0503008 HT1000 Heat Gun 1,200-Watt, 2 Temp Settings 750ᵒF & 1000ᵒF

No need to buy an expensive craft heat gun - any gun will do. I like to use one with 2 settings.

If you find your gun melts too quickly trying using it for a few seconds at a time and from further away.

Remember the fumes are toxic and you should never breathe them in. Use a mask and work in a well-ventilated area.

 

Some of my Favourite Melted Textiles Pieces

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Red Rabbit.Autumn Art Quilt.Father and Child.Mother and Child.Spring Art Quilt.
Red Rabbit.
Red Rabbit.
Autumn Art Quilt.
Autumn Art Quilt.
Father and Child.
Father and Child.
Mother and Child.
Mother and Child.
Spring Art Quilt.
Spring Art Quilt.

Melted Fabrics

My first Textiles e-book

Melted Fabrics CD
Melted Fabrics CD

Foundling

Foundling
Foundling

Melting and Felting

Melting and Felting
Melting and Felting

How to Make a Textiles Wrap

How to Make a Textiles Wrap
How to Make a Textiles Wrap

The Melted Fabrics Calendar

Melted Fabrics Caslendar E-Book
Melted Fabrics Caslendar E-Book

Recycling for Textiles

Recycling for Textiles
Recycling for Textiles

Melted Fabrics Creative Journal

The one that didn't make it!

Melted Fabrics Creative Journal
Melted Fabrics Creative Journal

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