I can always tell what workshops I had taken just before a piece was created. I had taken an Elin Noble "innovative marbling" class before I made this FAB Collage. I had ironed fabric that had been dipped in soda ash and it made the fabric very fragile and shredded. Elin was upset, and I told her - it's only cloth! OK, it wouldn't be good for making a quilt, but these FAB collages will never be washed, so what's the big deal. Of course, as a professional teacher, she feels responsible for everyone to be 100% happy - and believe me, I was. If you ever get a chance to take any class from her - grab the opportunity, she's a real pro.