Crystal Metallic Blending fibers are shredded mylar and metallic film, for blending with any fibers. Soft and easy to card. A little of this fiber goes a long ways in blending. Photos do not do this fiber justice. The colors flash and change depending on how the light hits them.
We also offer a sampler assortment, with a bit of each color.
For those who have been requesting “heat-bondable” fiber – Blue Flash, Gold Flash, Green Flash and Emerald, can be heat-bonded. Place between parchment paper, and using an iron on a silk setting, press for 3-4 seconds. Pressing for longer than that over melts the fibers, and starts to give off an odor.
With the other colors, I could get a temporary bond (the fibers would hold together so I could cut out shapes, etc.), but if handled roughly, or pulled on, the fibers will separate again. Have the iron on the highest setting, place between sheets of parchment paper and press for 10 seconds on each side. This made suitable inlays for felting, for instance, where the felted wool will lock the fibers from the inlay in place.
NOTE: Parchment paper IS NOT wax paper. Parchment paper has no waxy coating (wax can gum up your iron, and creates an odor when it burns).
brittany klemmack –
so much fun to play with