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Title: Freezer paper in Australia?
Post by: amiemoo on April 16, 2005 12:40:19 AM
Long time reader, first time poster.  What I'm really wanting to know is: does anyone know if/where I can buy freezer paper in Australia?  I've tried Coles and Woolworths and the only thing I found that was even remotely similar was Glad Go-Between (http://www.glad.com.au/products.asp?id=4), which is more of a freezer film than a paper.  I have no idea if that stuff will work, but my guess is probably not.  I've also searched eBay, but I'm saving that for my final resort.  If anyone can help, it would be much appreciated.


Title: Re: Freezer paper in Australia?
Post by: damaged_paperdoll on April 16, 2005 08:26:04 PM
My husband is Australian and he said that you can get wax paper or freezer paper at the Supermarket.  He mentioned Woolworth's so maybe you just looked over it???  He wasn't sure what it's called there but when I say wax paper he knows what I'm talking about.  It should be near the al foil at the Supermarket or an art supply store.  Maybe you should ask someone that works there?


Title: Re: Freezer paper in Australia?
Post by: amiemoo on April 18, 2005 01:39:10 AM
I did another thorough check of Woolworths today and came up with nothing.  There's plenty of wax paper, but no freezer paper (I've heard that wax paper doesn't work well for stencilling??).  My sister used to work there and she says she's never heard of it before.


Title: Re: Freezer paper in Australia?
Post by: sophia. on April 24, 2005 07:18:28 PM
i also bought glad go-between, thinking it was freezer paper. it definitely will not work. wax paper doesn't work either. i've been searching for about a year for this stuff (i live in sydney, by the way) and there's absolutely nothing. i've decided just to use clear plastic and see how that goes. if you do find it at a craft store or something, please tell me!  :)


Title: Re: Freezer paper in Australia?
Post by: amiemoo on April 24, 2005 07:43:32 PM
So far, the only freezer paper I've found in Australia is made by C Jenkins (http://www.cjenkinscompany.com/freezerpaper.html) and there are only three distributors nation wide (two in NSW and one in WA).  http://www.punchwithjudy.com.au/ sells it online, but at $AU20+postage for fifty 8.5x11inch sheets (I think that's about the equivalent of a 10m roll), it's not exactly cheap.  Oz Quilts Australia (http://stores.ebay.com.au/Oz-Quilts_W0QQssPageNameZl2QQtZkm) sells the same product on eBay for $AU16+postage.  I'd say that's about the best we Aussies are going to get.


Title: Re: Freezer paper in Australia?
Post by: pickledkitty on April 24, 2005 08:13:12 PM
Not like this helps any, but I am willing to send freezer paper, if someone would like to send something else in reply;p


Title: Re: Freezer paper in Australia?
Post by: tigergirl on January 19, 2006 04:22:56 PM
OK - has there been any update on anyone finding better sources in oz yet?


Title: Re: Freezer paper in Australia?
Post by: littlem on May 17, 2006 08:21:53 PM
I saw some of this at the craft fair in April, but didn't buy any thinking it would be easy to buy at Woolies/Coles. Nup.

Any one found a good sources yet?


Title: Re: Freezer paper in Australia?
Post by: amiemoo on May 17, 2006 09:32:53 PM
I recently heard someone say that Spotlight stocked the C Jenkins freezer paper, although I haven't checked for myself.  Other than that I saw a 15m roll on eBay for $21(inc. post).  Seems pretty ridiculous for something so simple.


Title: Re: Freezer paper in Australia?
Post by: Julieko on May 29, 2006 06:27:38 AM
Why couldn't you iron a regular piece of typing paper with your image to one side of the wax paper, cut out your image and then iron the waxy side to the shirt?  Kind of make your own freezer paper?

Anyway I've also seen it sold at quilt shops here in the States for doing appliques. It's a bit more expensive but a little goes a long way so with a roll it should last quite a while.

Hope this helps. :)


Title: Re: Freezer paper in Australia?
Post by: bluebubble on May 29, 2006 07:07:17 AM
I work at spotlight and we do sell freezer paper. It is around $1.09 or something per metre. I use it to do all my stencilling and to make patterns. It's great stuff! This is what the box looks like:    Hope i've helped!  :)


Title: Re: Freezer paper in Australia?
Post by: tange on May 29, 2006 03:42:12 PM
i got some yesterday from my local quilting store. (craft depot in pennant hills if you are near enough). They had it on sale 1/2 price so i snapped it up, around $10 for a 50m roll. Try any quilt store, this was the second one i tried because the first one had run out so they must all have it in their stores.


Title: Re: Freezer paper in Australia?
Post by: frustrated on May 30, 2006 07:25:55 AM
I live in a small country in Europe and anyone haven't even heard of such thing. Wonderign how much would it cost to order it from some online shop? I'd really like to try it myself. Seems like a blast to stencil with it.


Title: Re: Freezer paper in Australia?
Post by: crafternoon on June 04, 2006 03:03:30 PM
oh really? we cant get it at home. I bought a monster roll of it at safeway in Canada, I was going to leave it behind but now im mailing it home!!


Title: Re: Freezer paper in Australia?
Post by: talmina on August 07, 2006 04:53:57 AM
Damn, I wish I had known that Spotlight sell it on Sunday!  Next time, when I'm in there looking for stuff to stencil the t-shirts I'm making hopefully tomorrow.  What department is it in?  So I don't have to limp around the store feeling really tiny and wonder why they decided to put in those huge ass shelves that just make people feel claustrophobic, and frustrating whoever has taken me in there (usually the boy, who hates fabric shopping with a passion).


Title: Re: Freezer paper in Australia?
Post by: littlem on August 07, 2006 05:15:42 PM
It was on the shelves near the quilting material. Just ask, even when the lady told where it was I still couldn't find it and she had to get it for me!  ;)


Title: Re: Freezer paper in Australia?
Post by: askaboutrpickles on August 08, 2006 03:17:58 PM
that sucks that you cant find it there, it is at the grocery store or drug store here and is really really cheap, :(  i'd hate to think of you guys spending so much on it when it should be inexpensive.

i know other people offored but i'd send you some if you want. it might cost less to ship if i took it out of the box and mailed it in a BIG envelope, lol.


Title: Re: Freezer paper in Australia?
Post by: cinna-mum on August 10, 2006 06:58:39 PM
I had trouble finding freezer paper too..but now I stock it in my SHOP

http://www.craftymamas.net/shop/

I have just started using it, and I don't think there is any other product here in Aus that works as well..damn it :)


Title: Re: Freezer paper in Australia?
Post by: liz c on October 27, 2006 10:30:10 PM
:) Hi my name is liz and I live in Sydney area and for anyone looking for freezer paper and can't find it  a mail order company that also does the craft shows is 'Punch with Judy' they sell freezer paper. Just go to their website 'punchwithjudy.com.au'. Really fast too have bought from them quite often. They even mail over seas. They are located in the Wagga area NSW.

Hope this helps

Liz C


Title: Re: Freezer paper in Australia?
Post by: pixing on October 30, 2006 07:20:45 AM
I'm glad you all found a source - my sister lives in Sydney and I'm shipping her some heavy duty aluminum foil since she can't get it

trading her for some kingstons  :D


Title: Re: Freezer paper in Australia?
Post by: green pea on October 30, 2006 02:14:19 PM
check out this thread -
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=125438.0

it's free and you feel good about recycling!! i get the people in the office at work to save the wrappers for me!


Title: Re: Freezer paper in Australia?
Post by: LisaJane on December 05, 2017 04:17:26 AM
I found some cheap freezer paper on Ebay from an Australian distributer 😆

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com.au%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F291464030759

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com.au%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F201999330959