Helen Howes Textiles

Free Tutorial - Shiny, Shiny (Transfoil for beginners) Page 1

Transfoils are fun, easy to use, and have a slightly shattered and grainy look that is both charming and subtle
Start by protecting your ironing board (I use baking paper) and heating up the iron
I cut a simple shape here (a square, but any shape can be cut) from Bondaweb (Wonder-Under) (any fusible web will do)
Note the transfoil has a shiny and a matt side - you need to use it with the shiny side up
I'm showing this on a scrap of black cloth.
Use this as the last part of any textile assemblage, as you should preferably not iron the work after foiling

Transfoil shown with its backside showing here

Iron the Bondaweb square off onto your fabric GRITTY SIDE DOWN
That's the glue side, you don't want that on the iron..
Let it cool...

...and peel off the paper. You can see where the glue is

Lay the transfoil, shiny side up, over the gluey bit and cover it with a pressing cloth or another piece of baking paper
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