Textile Art: Angelina Fibre

In order to gain some new artistic skills and inspiration, I have just started a stitching and textile art course at my local college. The first class was introducing us to some fibres. Angelina was the most interesting one. It’s a form of polyester. It’s available in lots of colours and is sparkly :). We had to cut up a small amount, put in inside a baking sheet and then iron it. On heating it became a beautiful plastic film which could then be used in lots of artistic ways. I used blue and pink and the pictures below show what I ended up with. I’ve put black card behind it so the colours show up. The colours change depending on the light reflected.

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Below is what white angelina looks like prior to melting. (image source and copyright meadowbrookglitter.com).

I think I am going to enjoy this course and will have some interesting creations to share over the next three months 🙂

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