Angelina Fiber is a new, very fine (sized as small as 10 denier),
unique fiber. Light reflective, as well as light refractive, Angelina
is incredibly luminescent while (unlike regular metallics) it has an extremely
soft hand. Blended with other fibers in amounts as small as 2%, it gives
sparkle and highlight to your threads, yarns, art quilts, or surface design
and embellishment project.
naturally occurring mother of pearl, opals and peacock feather, reflected
rays interact to reinforce some wavelengths and dampen others. This breaks
up the white light, so various colors reflect to the viewer. This same
concept is used in the manufacture of the Iridescent Angelina fiber.
NOTE: The base color is the color of the fiber when there is no direct
light reflection. Every portion of the fiber has the potential to reflect
to the viewer sparkles of color. This is what gives the fiber its
lively "color in motion" quality. The effect can be like watching light
dance off the surface of water.
The slivers of holographic fibers give off ultra high-tech color
refractive rainbow, while the metalized fiber gives soft metallic
The Electric has soft reflection and solid neon colors. Imagine
diamond-like dew drops on a spider's web and the iridescence of butterfly
Angelina Fibers Types:
Heat bondable AKA Hot Fix: These fibers can be ironed at a
low temperature to fuse them together. You can mix with Staple colors
in any combination and use the Heatbondable fibers as the "glue"
The end result will be determined by the temperature, pressure from
the iron and time used to heat the fibers. Generally, these fibers
will not fuse to any other fiber, paper or other medium except itself.
- Staple (NOT Heatbondable): The Staples do not adhere to themselves
or the heat bondables. Heated on a higher temperature may get it to
fuse but you may lose color and/or sheen according to the manufacturer.
Mixed with the heat bondables. You can use them anywhere. They can add
a third dimension if you wish to let some fibers protrude from the surface
of your artwork.
Angelina Fibers Classifications:
- Iridescent, Florescent, Sparkles: Highly reflective fibers
that shimmer with other brilliant tones. Most are Heat Bondable.
- Holographic: A spectrum of the rainbow colors on sleek fibers
- Metalized: These are made of true metals and have a softer
finish. These are Staples and NOT Heatbondable but can be mixed with
other bondable fibers.
- Electric: Five bright neon fibers that will stand out in any
fabric display or fashion. These are all Staples and NOT Heatbondable
- Flash: These are shimmery fibers of one color, Rose Gold Flash,
Purple Flash etc. some are Staple and some are Heatbondable
- Crystals: The Crystals all have shimmery white fibers with
a different "glow" or highlight. The four Crystals come in
BOTH Staple AND Heatbondable for each of the four Crystal colors.
The instructions for heat bonding are as follows:
The temperature required is dependent on several variables including
dwell time and applied pressure. Increasing dwell time and heat results
in predictable color shifts in the fiber.
NOTE: Generally, Angelina Heat Bondable AKA Hot Fix fiber will only adhere
to itself AND the staple (no bond) Angelina's and NOT to other fibers,
tissue paper or fabrics.
- Heat iron to silk temperature setting.
Place a small amount of fiber between two sheets of tissue paper or
- NOTE: Approximate bonding temperature is 225 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Since temperature gauges on irons vary widely even within most brand
models, it is best to test a small amount to determine the correct
- Gently, with light pressure, move the iron back and forth
- Check frequently on the bonding progress.
- NOTE: Be careful not to "fry" the Angelina fiber with too much
heat or do repeated pressing as the fibers lose their sheen and
become a dull brownish version of the color.