I am so excited that Shoppers Rule now has Angelina Hot-Fix Fibers. This stuff is so cool! It is a polyester thread-like fiber that bonds only unto itself when you apply a combination of heat and pressure. Simply sandwich the fibers between paper towels or pressing sheets, and apply heat to create a non-woven type of fabric great for adding pizzazz to any project. It is luminescent and light reflective, too.
You can cut your “fabric” into shapes; stitch, stamp, or embellish it, then sew, glue or fuse it to almost any surface. You can fuse things like yarn or fabric scraps and beads in-between layers of Angelina. The fiber art possibilities are endless.
Use Angelina as an embellishment in landscape scenes and add a 3-D effect. Decorate notebook covers and fiber art postcards or wall hangings. Make appliqués out of it or embroider complete designs on top of it. It makes great doll hair. There are so many uses that several people have released books focusing specifically on Angelina.
You can bond it, then add more layers of Angelina and bond again. The more layers you add, the stiffer it will get. The more you iron it, the less shine. Color does change a little with each ironing as well. If you want a straight edge, iron it, then fold the sides in and fuse again. If you want a feathery edge, only fuse in the center. This is great with rubber stamps. You can ink the stamp, place the Angelina on top and iron it over the stamp. Remove the stamp and you will find the image on the Angelina and the fabric will be bonded only where the stamp and Angelina were touching. (pressure points) The edges of the fabric will still be fuzzy. Use it as is or re-press the fabric to get rid of the fuzzy edges.
Not enough color options? You can take 2 or more colors of Angelina, shred them and mix them together. Primary color principles hold true – if you mix blue and yellow, you will get green, etc.
We have Angelina in 3 forms: Straight Cut, Crimped Cut, and Film.
Film is a complete sheet of Angelina. It is cut at the factory to make the other two forms. The Straight Cut is the softest. The Crimped Cut looks shinier and 4 times wider than the straight cut.
1/10th oz of Angelina will cover and 18” square sheet with a single layer.
Since a dryer only uses heat, not heat and pressure, Angelina is washable, dryable, and dry-cleanable.
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