Bottle Collar Workshop - Video Tutorial

£16 - one off payment, unlimited access to video

Learn how to use objects as moulds to create stunning fabric sculptures.

In this workshop, you will learn how to create bottle collars to add a little decoration to any kind of bottle.

This is a quick and easy project with minimal requirements for materials. You will be shown in detail how to work with fabrics and a fabric hardener to mould your collar over a bottle of your choice, followed by how to add embellishments. I will also share my colouring technique for applying colours in a way that will enhance all your textures and add depth through shading.

When I run this as a traditional workshop, it normally lasts around 90 minutes. This allows time for me to demonstrate all of the techniques used and for participants to complete their pieces. My online videos are condensed versions of my workshops and hence the videos are shorter than the usual session. Don't worry, they still include all of the information, demonstrations and teaching aspects of my workshops just minus the extra time for participants to complete each stage. Please pause and replay the video as much as you like to allow you the additional time needed to complete your own bottle collar.

Music by Bensounds

Materials Needed:

  • Bottle to mould collar around (any size/shape, full or empty)

  • Fabric Hardener (i.e. Powertex, Paverpol, Sculptin)

  • Fabrics (natural fibre) - I used t-shirt and cotton lace

  • Embellishments - I used mulberry paper flowers and leaves

  • Plastic plate (or something to pour the fabric hardener into when working with it)

  • Flat brush

  • Gloves

  • Aluminium Foil

  • Cling Film

  • Powdered Artist Pigments - I used blue, green, burgundy and white

  • Water-based varnish

  • Paper palette (or something to mix paint on)

  • Kitchen roll

 

Materials in purple are provided in my Bottle Collar Project Kits.

Materials in orange can be purchased in my Fabric Sculpting Starter Kits.

If you do not have the exact fabrics and embellishments listed, you can of course use alternatives and adapt your project to suit what you have available. 

I have used a grey fabric hardener and the pigments listed but you can of course use your own choice of base colour and pigments.

It is advisable to wear an apron and to protect your work surface with a plastic cover/tablecloth as this can be quite a messy craft.