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TXCLR-A5 clear textile foils

10 x A5 of the same colour textile foil

over 20 vibrant foil colours to choose from

excellent for smaller projects such as

card making, embroidery embellishment  and contemporary artwork

perfect for group work

themed packs for workshops are available on request

Textile/transfer foil instructions

 

instructions for applying foil to surfaces using Appliglue

(also suitable for use with fusible webbing, hot spots, double sided tape & glue dots)

 

surfaces include fabrics, wood, glass, paper, card acrylic & canvas

we recommend that you experiment on a trial piece

 

·         ensure surfaces are clean and grease-free

·         either draw a freehand design, trace a shape, or use a stencil

·         draw over or around the design with clear or coloured appliglue 

option 1

·         allow to dry completely (1-2 hours) depending on the temperature in the room

·         place the foil over the design with the shiny side up

·         heat the foil with a warm hairdryer for about 10 seconds

·         rubbing the foil down over the design with a soft cloth

·         the design will form a raised impression underneath

·         peel off the foil and your design will be foiled!

 

option 2

·         allow to dry until almost dry (1/2 hour to about an hour)

·         place the foil over the design with the shiny side up

·         rub the foil down over the design with a soft cloth

·         the design will form a raised impression underneath

·         peel off the foil and your design will be foiled

·         if the appliglue is too wet you will simply create a splodge!

 

option 3

·         allow to dry completely (1-2 hours) depending on the temperature in the room

·         place the foil over the design with the shiny side up

·         place baking parchment on top of your design

·         use a cool to medium iron on the ‘wool’ setting and gently iron for a few seconds

·         wait for the backing paper to cool completely then peel off the foil and your design will be foiled

·         if you press hard with the iron you can flatten the shape if so required as in the case of stencils

 

tips & ideas

·         if some of the area was missed, place the foil back over that spot again

·         more than one colour foil can be used on one design for an interesting effect

·         to foil a solid backround use your finger or a paintbrush and spread appliglue over the surface, allow to dry and proceed as before

·         create a second design, eg swirls or hearts, or use appliglue to add swarovskis or beads to your design

·         allow the foil to cool down before removing unless working on paper or card

 

use for textile surface design & embellishment, card making, craft projects, scrapbooking, upcycling clothes and accessories, cushions and curtains

washable up to 40 degrees

for screen printing with a heat press use the relevant foil glue for the best effect

 (the better the foil glue the better the result)

 

TRANSFER FOILS FAQS

q.   what surface can I use the foils on?

a.    the foils can be used on fabric, wood, glass, paper, card, acrylic and canvas

 

q.   what can I use the foils for?

a.    the foils can be used for screen printing, textile surface design and embellishment, card making, craft projects, scrapbooking and upcycling clothes, accessories, cushions and curtains

 

q.   what do I use to stick the foil with?

a.    we would recommend applying the foils using Appliglue, however you can use any cold ‘tacky’ surface such as double sided tape, glue dots, fusible webbing or hot spots.

 

q.   how do I apply the foil using Appliglue?

a.   ensure surfaces are clean and grease-free.  Draw you design with clear or coloured appliglue and allow to dry (about 1 hour).  Place foil over design with shiny side up.  Heat foil with a warm hairdryer for 10 seconds and rub down with a clean, dry cloth.  The design will form a raised impression underneath.  Remove the foil and your design will be foiled.

 

q.   can I use a heat press?

a.   yes

 

q.   what glue should I use with the heat press?

a.   you will need a specialised foil glue for this.

 

q.   is it better to hand wash or machine wash?

a.   the foil is washable up to 40 degrees in a washing machine, so it depends on your fabric and the reliability of the washing machine.  Do a test piece on your fabric and throw it into the wash on several different settings to gauge how well it washes.

 

q.   will the foils fade?

a.   the foils are hot or cold release and don’t fade

 

q.   what sizes do the foils come in?

a.   you can buy all our foils in metre lengths, A4 packs (6 sheets), A5 packs (10 sheets), or in our TX packs (4 coordinated colours).  Check the website for details.  We are also happy to supply a mixed pack. Just send us an email.

 

q.   what width do the metre lengths come in ?

a.   the widths are generally either 50 or 61cm, however a few are 45cm.  Click on to the colour of your choice to check.

 

q.   what is the minimum order length?

a.  1 metre is the minimum. The dilemma is that Royal Mail no longer accepts parcels this length, so it would have to be sent by courier.

 

q.   is there a limit to the amount I can buy on a roll?

a.   the lengths can vary from 10m to 120metres.  Should you have particular requirements which we do not have in stock, please let us know and we will see if we can acquire it for you.

 

 

 

 

at textile art colleges and design studios trends are explored long before they reach the catwalks and shops.

contact art colleges or go online to find out when they are holding their end of year exhibitions.  it's usually early in summer.

otherwise attending the New Designers' exhibition at the Design Centre in Islington is a wonderful opportunity to appreciate young talent.

be prepared to be blown away by the sparky and creative work produced

 

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