Fusing Fabric By Margaret Beal
The fine-tipped soldering iron is one of the most creative tools available to textile artists and embroiderers today. Acclaimed embroiderer Margaret Beal is a pioneer of these techniques and makes the processes simple, safe and straightforward.



Armed with this book and a soldering iron you will discover how to cut, bond, seal, seam, score and make marks on single or multple layers of synthetic fabric, creating finished pieces that are beautiful in themselves or make unique surfaces for further stitching, whether by hand or machine.



Building on the three basic techniques of mark-making, cutting and bonding, the book covers :

Patterning with metal templates
Sealing items between fabrics
Scrunchy textures
Strips and fancy borders
Hollow 3-D shapes
Intricate patchwork patterns
Cutwork and applique techniques
Working with metal grid and wireform
Incorporating stencil film, foil and PVC


Once you start experimenting, you won't be able to stop.