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MaryinColorado | Posted in Fabric and Trim on

Hi! Has anyone worked with angelina or tinzel fibers?  What is the difference?  Are they washable?   I would like to use them in art to wear, is this a crazy idea or what?  I would be using mostly natural fabrics like cottons and rayons and silks.  Thanks for your input.  Mary



  1. mygaley | | #1

    Mary, I have never used them, but I have been eyeing them with keen interest, so I say "Go, Girlfriend!"  And let us know what you are doing.  Enviously, Galey

  2. sueb | | #2

    Angelina fibers are washable but don't put them in the dryer. The heat of the dryer will discolor them.

    1. MaryinColorado | | #3

      THANK YOU SUEB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  WOW~~~My imagination is on overload!  What great sites!  I just went to my first meeting with the Denver Doll Artisans doll club this month, haven't made dolls for several years but hope to get into it again. 

      I love the "process" so much that I have not been finishing projects.  This year I hope to create and complete more art to wear.  There are so many new products and techniques that I can hardly contain myself!

      I bought Ellen Anne Eddy's book "Thread Magic" and have been learning free motion work.  It is so much fun! 

      I have always hoped to be able to create little fairies and was thrilled with the idea of the angelina and tinzel and thread painting that I have been reading about. 

      I am so glad to hear that I can wash the fibers.  I want to put a little fairy on a tshirt my grand daughter made to motivate her to finish the hems.  Actually I think I will make the fairy and have her put it on the pink t shirt. 

      Thanks so much! Bless You.... MaryL

      1. sueb | | #4

        you're welcome, glad I could help !

        1. MaryinColorado | | #5

          I just finished looking at your work that you display on your website.   So many beautiful items.  The blending of materials and colors and texture is exactly what I have been looking for.  I plan to take some of your online classes in the near future. 

          The reference of stars to loved ones is very meaningful and touching.

          Thanks for sharing and for the inspiration.  MaryL

          1. sueb | | #6

            Thanks Mary, I appreciate your kind words !

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