When I bought my polyester, I thought I had just needed to get 100% polyester. I didn’t take into account of stitching of the material. Unfortunately, the stitching on the material I purchased was a little too loose so initially, my thoughts were that it probably can’t hold the shape very well.
- Use whatever materials you can find to act as a mould.
- Wrap the polyester around each object with a rubber band or rope in your desired design.
- Wrap it with aluminium foil.
- Boil it for 45mins to an hour depending on your object and material.
- Unwrap aluminium foil.
- Let it to dry.
For the wooden chips, the outcome came out pretty nicely considering the loose material and the fact that it was only 1 layer of material. However, the rubber band I used to tie it down was too thick and long so there is a big gap between the chip and the base. So it is important to consider what you use to tie your material.
The origami was a failure, probably because the material was too loose. and there wasn’t a stiff material to create the folds.
Audrey mentioned that to do origami folds, she used YUPO paper and placed the polyester between 2 papers. I’ll try experimenting with that technique in the future!