What is Angelina fiber?
Angelina fibers are fine, glossy synthetic fibers that melt and fuse when heat is applied. It comes in a wide variety of iridescent colors and can be stitched, fused with other fibers, or impressed with a rubber stamp and a warm iron. They can also be bought pre-fused in sheets called Angelina film.
Angelina comes in a wide variety of colors and can be spun with other fibers, stitched, fused with other fibers, or impressed with a rubber stamp and a warm iron.
This mixed media embossing tutorial demonstrates how to use Angelina fibers to make textile sculptures.
There are four kinds of Angelina fibers: iridescent, holographic, metalized and electric. The fibers can be as fine as 10 denier, and unlike other metallic fibers, its fineness allows it to have a relatively soft texture. All Angelina fibers are four inches long, and come in either crimped or straight cuts. You can also buy fusible film, a kind of tissue made of heat bondable Angelina fibers. It is very popular as a heat bondable fiber, but be aware that Angelina fibers usually only adhere to themselves, not to other fibers and fabrics.
These fibers can easily be bonded with an iron at the silk temperature setting. Remember to place the fibers between two sheets of tissue paper in order not to damage the iron or board. And, just as with items of clothing, be cautious about not burning the fiber with too much heat or pressure.