Metals

Various metals are used in today's embroideries - cut into shapes, strips or embossed. All our metals can be cut with scissors.

Metallic Foils
These are thin layers of metallic plastic fused to a sheet of cellophane. You can apply foil glue, fusible web, (eg Vliesofix) or a bonding powder, (eg Supermend), to your fabric, then iron the metallic foil to the adhesive. Many colours to choose from.

Also available - our intro kit and our nine theme packs.
The intro kit contains instructions and ideas, plus eight pot luck sheets each 15cm x 15cm, two from each colour category.
colour chart
intro kit
theme packs

Single sheet, 1 metre x 30 cm: $8.00 ($7.27)
Single sheet 30 cm x 30 cm: $3.90 ($3.55)
Any ten sheets 30 cm x 30 cm: $35.00 ($31.82)
Intro kit (8 pot luck sheets plus instructions / ideas): $9.50 ($8.64)
Theme Pack (four sheets 30cm x 15cm in a colour theme): $8.00 ($7.27)

 

Foil Accessory - Deco Foil Glue
This foil glue is a non-toxic, permanent liquid adhesive that the metallic foils transfer to.
Can also be used on any porous surface and is washable on fabric projects.
photo
61ml: $14.00 ($12.73)

 

Foil Accessory - Supermend
Will adhere your foils to your fabric. Comes in 25g containers.
25g: $11.90 ($10.82)

 

Foil Accessory - Fusible Webbing
Use with your foils. Cut to the shape and area you would like your foils to cover. Each pack contains a 1 metre x 30 cm piece.
Pack: $6.00 ($5.45)

 

Foil Accessory - Foiling Pen
The Foiling Pen is a brilliant tool to apply metallic foils without fuss...
This write 'n' rub pen is easy to use, and contains a unique adhesive that will not dry up in the nib. The foiling pen is suitable for decorating hard surfaces like paper, card, wood and glass.
more information
instructional video
Single pen: $9.20 ($8.63)

 

Metal Shim
Brass, 15cm x 15cm pieces, thickness is 0.05mm (0.002")
Copper, 15cm x 15cm pieces, thickness is 0.08mm
Brass shim / piece: $2.50 ($2.27)
Copper shim / piece: $3.90 ($3.55)

 

Copper Tissue
Tissue paper thin, highly refined, pure polished copper. Easy to stitch onto, pleat, crumple etc.
This is a new supply from June 2015 and we are delighted with it.
photographs
Sheet, 40 cm x 40 cm: $9.90($9.00)
Sheet, 1.00 metre x 40 cm: $22.00 ($20.00)

 

Copper Tissue Kit
Tissue paper thin, highly refined, pure polished copper. Easy to stitch onto, pleat, crumple etc.
Kit consists of a 40cm x 40cm sheet with suggestions.
photographs of the copper
Kit: $11.00 ($10.00)

 

Adhesive Copper Foil
6mm wide, with peel off backing tape.
1 metre coil: $4.00 ($3.63)

 

Supa Foil Intro Kit
Supa Foil is a lovely soft acid free metallic, foil suitable for stitching and embossing onto. Ideal for use in embossing folders, die cutting, shaping and stampng on. It can also be coloured with inks and paints.
The Intro Pack contains 20 pot luck colours and ideas for use.
colours
Intro Pack: $20.00 ($18.18)

 

Hot Spots Sheets
As used by Kim Thittichai in her book Hot Textiles. Hot Spots are tiny dots of glue on a backing sheet. Use with foil and gilding flakes. Excellent for design sheet work, collage, scrap-booking etc. Four sheets of 28cm x 20cm in each pack.
example
Pack of four: $5.50 ($5.00)

 

Hot Spots Kit
As used by Kim Thittichai in her book Hot Textiles. Our kit contains four 28cm x 20cm size Hot Spots sheets, plus six metallic foil sheets. Instructions also included. Hot Spots are machine washable and suitable for craft projects as well as fashion and accessories.
example
Kit price: $9.90 ($9.00)

 

Woven Wire Tube
A very fine wire woven in such a way that the tube can be shaped and distorted. It will hold its shape and is stable enought to create necklaces or to use in so many exciting ways. Thread things through it. If you don't like the effect, you can pull the tube lenth and it will return to its original shape. Flat width is 6mm.
colour chart
pictures
Per metre: $4.40 ($4.00)

 

Coloured Metal Pack
An assortment of coloured aluminium foils and enamelled wires.
pictures
Pack: $11.00 ($10.00)

 

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