After my review of MistyFuse Dale at The Thread Studio sent me a sample of Gossamer Fuse which is a strong yet light weight web like fusable. It is an environmentally responsible product manufactured in Europe under strict green conditions. Dale also tells me that Gossamar fuse is packaged in Perth by Westcare which provides employment for disabled people.
Gossamar Fuse can can bond two fabric together and be used on all fabrics from a fine chiffon to heavy velvet. For me the key aspects of products like this is that the fabric still handles well after bonding. As a hand embroiderer I do not like any stiffness to result because of using a fusable.
When you place fabric bonded MistyFuse and fabric bonded with Gossamar Fuse side by side you can just feel the difference between the two. I tested both products on a fine silk using the same fabric and Gossamar fuse is ever so slightly firmer in the hand. Although this is of key importance to hand embroiderers like myself if you are a machine embroiderer I really think you would have trouble telling the difference but as a hand embroiderer I could feel the difference.
I thought you might like to see the fabric postcard I worked as my ‘test piece’. As you can see I once again put the product through its paces using a number of different thread types and stitches and it stood up very well! If you are interested in Gossamar fuse contact Dale at The Thread Studio
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Sharon, this postcard is stunning — a beautiful sight on a gray and cold winter day here. And I appreciate the product review. Thank you!
I have posted the start of my Feb. TIF challenge to my blog http://focus-on-fiber.blogspot.com I really have liked the color combinations you’ve chosen. Thanks, Sandy