The glistening Angelina fibres can be used in a number of ways. This 15 denier synthetic fibre has a low melting point. This means it can be fused together easily to make a flat sheet.
Fusing the Fibres using boiling water
These vessels were made by inserting the fibres between two plastic pots and adding boiling water to the top pot. The fibres then assumed their shape.Â See our blog post Moulding with Angelina Fibre for step by step instructions.
Fusing the Fibres using an Iron
Fusing Angelina fibres into a sheet is very simple and various effects can be achieved. The fibres become momentarily sticky when the heat is applied and items such as flower petals and threads can be captured in a delicate web.
This surprisingly robust cone was made by scattering a small amount of the fibres and some dried flower petals between two sheets of paper before fusing with an iron. The fibres do not need a lot of heat to make them bond so only hold the warm iron over the sheet of paper for a short amount of time.Â This glistening fine “web” cone can be used to carry confetti or to contain wedding favours!
Fusing larger amounts of Angelina fibre together creates a denser sheet which is strong enough to be cut or stitched. This is shown in this heart which has been used to decorate a card. When fusing the fibres you can check to see if they have bonded by carefully peeling back the top sheet of paper. Iron again if they need more time.
Spinning Yarns with Angelina Fibre
Angelina is so fine, it can be carded into wool or silk fibres and spun to create a an effective novelty yarn which will withstand hand washing in cool water. The fibre can also be added to pulp during hand paper making, or sprinkled into wool fibre when felt making.