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  • Glueing fabric onto wood?

    Hi there,

    I have made a patchwork picture that I'd like to glue onto a wooden box and I was wondering which glue would be best?

    I don't want it to seep through or discolour the fabric. There is a layer of light interfacing also.


    I'd like to glue some work onto canvases also.


    Thanks for your help!
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  • #2
    What about the spray on glue? Stuff like copydex and PVA or the other liquid glues would work but probably seep.



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    • #3
      I'd be tempted to use strong double sided tape - not stationary stuff, more diy or carpet tape strength.
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      • #4
        I would use Bondaweb. It's worked for me in the past although would go for the Extra Strong if your fabric is very heavy.
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        • #5
          Thanks for the replies

          I'm going to have a play today.

          The fabric isn't heavy so I may try double sided tape - that's a good idea. I have some extra strong stuff too.


          I had thought of doing a type of mosaic effect. A bit like the decopatch idea but with fabric. I wonder if the varnish stuff they sell would work?


          Well, it's a about trial and error I suppose!
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          • #6
            Originally posted by Random Loveliness View Post
            Thanks for the replies

            I'm going to have a play today.

            The fabric isn't heavy so I may try double sided tape - that's a good idea. I have some extra strong stuff too.


            I had thought of doing a type of mosaic effect. A bit like the decopatch idea but with fabric. I wonder if the varnish stuff they sell would work?


            Well, it's a about trial and error I suppose!
            I used to work in a gallery and would do this type of application quite often. We used a product called "Good Glue" that was applied to the wood and allowed to tack dry. Put the fabric over the wood and iron with a buffer between the fabric and the iron to protect the fabric. The heat activates the glue and creates a good bond. The added benefit is that the glue is acid free and will not yellow with time. Something to consider.
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            • #7
              Spray on contact adhesive. Shouldn't soak through the fabric and it's sticky and strong.
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              • #8
                I would use either Bondaweb, if you can iron your fabric. If you can't then try a good quality fabric adhesive like Gutermman HT2.

                If you are gluing canvas or any other fabric to wood and seepage is not an issue then you can't beat Copydex. I make hinges for large upholstered pelmets with 15oz canvas and copydex and they last forever.

                If you have any problems with the Bondaweb attaching to the wood then Copydex a piece or fabric onto the wood first then iron your finished picture onto that, it should solve any adhesion problems.

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                • #9
                  Have a look at http://thistothat.com You put in the materials and a choice of adhesives comes up. Nancy
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                  • #10
                    Hi,

                    I have used watered down kids PVA glue. But the fabric I used was not that thick, but not see through either. Worked really well and did not mess the fabric.

                    Hope this helps
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