Making holes in fabric
For the first part of this chapter I used the following tools to try and create holes
The first attempt was on felt using the Crop-a-Dile tool.
Next I used all three tools on silk organza, but the Crop-a-Dile tool gave the best result.
The second challenge was slashing and in this image you can see from left to right, scissors, rotary blade, and scissors with the fabric pinched together.
Next I made a sandwich of lots of layers of scrim, stitched a grid, then cut into each square and frayed the edges.
The last element of this chapter was melting, with a soldering iron, wood burning tool or homemade shape. I took the last option as I don't have easy access to the first 2 and made my tool.
I layered some sheers and a plastic bag scrap and proceeded into the garden with my little camping stove, and was very surprised at how well it worked, I liked it better than a soldering iron as it's much more delicate.