and one in red and gold with sparkly Angelina fibres embedded in it. This one is hard to photograph, like all shiny things, even without flash. I plan to iron this one, because the angelina fibres are very much on the surface and I'd like them to melt in.
I always seem to be a bit stingy when I lay down the fibres, so the result is always quite thin and lacy. I quite like that but I need to learn to apply the fibres with a more liberal hand!
Lay down a piece of tulle (netting).
Lay silk fibres onto the tulle until it looks like enough, making sure the fibres cross one another and are not all lying in the same direction.
Lay another layer of tulle over the top.
Brush over a detergent solution on both sides, with a sponge brush, to open up the fibres and make them receptive to the adhesive.
Brush over textile medium on both sides, with the sponge brush.
Hang the resulting soggy sample out to dry.
When it's dry, peel off the layers of tulle.
There were some variations on the method. Some in our group peeled off their tulle before the samples were dry. Carol peeled it off one of her samples (a silk/wool mix) immediately, in order to form the paper over a cup. Atelier Gloss Medium and Varnish was used to give the mini bowl body: