Craft: Hot Textiles

Ref: C3533532

This course will introduce students to the potential of heat tools for textile work. They will learn how equipment such as an iron, heat gun or soldering iron can be used to burn, layer, distort and shape a range of materials including plastic shopping bags, fabrics and Tyvek for adding texture to work or creating 3d pieces.

Course aim

To introduce students to the use of heat tools and their uses in textile work

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for beginners and improvers

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Use an iron, heat gun or soldering iron to distort or distress a range of materials
  • Repurpose plastic such as shopping bags for use in textile work
  • Know what Tyvek is and how to use it to make beads
  • Know what materials can be altered by the use of heat
  • Know how to use heat tools safely when distressing, distorting or burning fabrics

How will I be taught?

What kind of feedback can I expect?

What else do I need to know?

A materials list will be provided before the relevant sessions

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

What can I do next?

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Craft: Hot Textiles


As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you enrol. Please check the details below to ensure you meet the basic eligibility critiera:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2021
  • You declare that the address you provide is correct and that you will provide evidence of this and your eligibility to live and work in the UK
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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