As you can imagine you need to be aware of health and safety, such as wear a mask, work in good ventilation and have a bucket of water at the ready to throw the fabric into if it catches fire!
It is an incredibly satisfying way of using up some of the spare fabric stash. I have made this particular piece of burned fabric into a bag, which is lined with a delicious piece of silk. The strap is twisted fabric. I have not totally decided upon the closure yet, perhaps a button.
The day job has been very demanding, with exam coursework to mark and today interviewing for new staff. Cuts into time for creativity and also have to go for a moderation of exam work meeting later this week, that's quite tiring too, but most useful as we help to set the standards for marking of the exams..