Water Soluble Magic

Water Soluble Magic online course by Jayne Emerson


If you love playing and experimenting with textiles this course is perfect for you. We will mostly be creating samples but there will be plenty of suggestions for how you can use them in dressmaking, up-cycling, interiors and art.

You can use the chapters as prompts, then go off for hours/days exploring more possibilities. It kept growing as I filmed it and I don't think you could possibly finish it in a weekend :) it's more like a 6 week course now!

It's amazing, once you start playing, how the ideas begin to flow. Once purchased the course can be taken at your own pace, there will be the opportunity to ask questions and share work both within the course and in a private facebook group.

What's included in the price?

The course is like a library of video techniques with chapters on making vessels, grids, weaves, edgings, lace and more. Basically everything I have learnt about water soluble fabric from 25 years of playing and selling my work to international design houses.

You can also watch the Zoom recordings of our virtual meet ups. I love chatting about our textile adventures and answering any questions you might have.

What you will need

A sewing machine plus darning foot
Fabrics, threads ( these can be tangled ;)), sewing thread.
Water soluble fabric
Spray fabric adhesive or pritt stick or water soluble thread to hand stitch layers together and keep them in place!


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This course is taught online

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Advanced/pro level
  • Intermediate level
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers


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Cathy - - #39458

Jayne is a fun and enthusiastic teacher. I am a total novice with no textile or art training and I have loved all of Jayne's courses. I love the fact, you can pick them up when you want, at a time that suits you, with no pressure to follow a rigid timetable. Jayne encourages you to play and enjoy. Her courses will light up your creativity, the possibilities are endless. If you have never done anything like this before, then I can highly recommend Jayne and this course.

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Jane - - #39242

Jayne is an excellent teacher. She explains things really clearly and makes it fun and encourages you to experiment and 'have a go'. Treat yourself to some playtime!

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Lin Stokes - - #39241

I really enjoyed this course. It is a very creative dive into patchwork which brings out so many ideas. Jayne is an excellent teacher, her examples are wonderful, her instruction is lively and clear and it is so much fun to ditch the rules in No Rules Patchwork. You are able to work through each section at your own pace with videos and helpful links which you can return to at any time as you have unlimited time to complete the course. I would recommend any of Jayne’s courses.

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MaryAnn Shupe - - #39232

I absolutely loved this class....and I feel I've only scratched the surface on how to use the skills I've learned. Jayne's passion and excitement for her art comes through and her teaching style and sense of humor made it so much fun. I'm so glad I have lifetime access to the course because everytime I watched a video I picked up another little nugget....or was inspired to come up with an idea of my own. The water soluble possibilities are endless....and I will be revisiting the class content and the techniques again and again. Highly recommend!

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Jackie Seroka - - #39221

Water Soluble Magic is a brilliant workshop as are all Jayne's workshops. Her enthusiasm and excitement makes you want to dive in and start playing.

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Jo Hall - - #39213

If you are scared about doing patchwork then this course will show you the no rules way to create exciting and unusually patchwork pieces. Jayne makes learning fun and easy, her samples are amazing and she teaches you how to produce patchwork in lots of ways from traditional practice to combining experimental techniques. Each section has videos with lots of supporting images and helpful links. As with all Jaynes courses you have life time access so can go at your own pace and return to the videos which is great. I have thoroughly enjoyed this course and learnt so much.

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Sandy Jandik - - #39211

It was a wonderful course and Jayne is a great teacher. I learned new ways to use water soluble stabilizer and have a sketchbook of ideas to go back to for inspiration.

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Jenny F - - #36258

Loved this course! The informality of Jayne's approach completely appeals to me - Superb video lessons, really well presented and comprehensible, giving me exactly what I needed to free up the idea of what patchwork could be. Since following the course I have completed a number of small projects. Had the best and most engrossing fun, making all sorts of other discoveries along the way and keeping myself boundlessly happy during lockdown. If you're wondering about doing the course, then go go go! I loved it.

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