Slash & Burn

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Slash & Burn

8 July, 2023, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm


Fusing Sheers to Create New Textures and Surfaces.

Learn how to use your craft soldering iron to fuse and burn layers of sheer fabrics to create new fabric surfaces and textures suitable to use in a variety of other craft techniques.


A series of flat surface fabrics that can be cut to use as needed.  A craft pack will be supplied at a cost of £4.00 which will include a variety of sheers, card blank, brooch finding and beads for further embellishment.  You will have enough fabric to layer and burn to create an insert for a greeting card and/or pieces for a brooch (findings provided).  You are also encouraged to bring your own sheer scraps and embellishments (see below) but the kit will provide ample to get started to have a finished supply of textured pieces to make up into other projects as you wish.  The Tutor will also provide embroidery threads for participants to use and anything else that may be interesting.


  • Your own soldering craft soldering iron. If you need to purchase a soldering iron we have Margaret Beal soldering irons available for £24.00 each.
  • Any other sheer scraps and embellishments
  • Scissors and general sewing kit
  • An old tile and mug. The tile is for placing the material on (essential!). The mug is for having a place to rest the hot soldering iron while working.

This workshop is suitable for all abilities but adults only due to the nature of the equipment used.

Workshop fee £25.00 (EHA Members £20.00)


    Register your interest:

    Thank you for registering your interest in one of our classes. Our admin team will be in touch to confirm your attendance. In the meantime, if you have any further questions feel free to contact us by email at or telephone 01376 323280.


    8 July, 2023
    10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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    Braintree Community Centre
    19-21 Bocking End
    Braintree,CM7 9AEUnited Kingdom
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    Information for Students

    Some parking is available to the rear of the Centre. If you have equipment to bring in, you can access the building directly into the main hall through the doors in the car park. If the doors aren’t open, please inform the office you have arrived and the doors will be opened for you.

    If you think you may have access difficulties please let us know in advance, as we have accessible facilities available. Accessible toilets are available on the ground floor. Wheelchair access is through the door on the front of the Centre.

    Free tea & coffee will be provided. Don’t forget to bring your lunch or you can choose to visit one of the many cafes and takeaways in town.

    Please wear suitable clothing, and if you’re bringing any electrical equipment please ensure that it is in good working order with a solid plug and undamaged wiring – check it before you come!


    Class fees should be paid in advance by card (which can be done over the phone- 01376 323280).

    We will also accept cheques, which will be cashed two weeks before the date of the class once we are sure the class will run, and should be made payable to Braintree & Bocking Community Association.

    There may be an additional cost for appropriate materials, which if applicable, should be paid to the tutor on the day of the class – please check the class details.

    Cancellation policy

    Fees are non-refundable from two weeks before the class unless we can sell the space to another student (subject to a minimum of six students booked). Fees may be transferable at our discretion.

    Please understand that the Centre cannot afford to run classes at a loss, since we are a charity. As such, classes may be cancelled if we are unable to achieve a minimum number of students. If this is the case, you will be informed two weeks before the date of the class and your fee will be refunded.