foldable wings

Discussion in 'Tools of the Trade' started by lizzienewell, Jul 27, 2005.

  1. lizzienewell

    lizzienewell Member

    Here is how I've been stringing the "feathers" for foldable wings. It is a bit like making window blinds. I drew ellipsis on Coreldraw and then used blend to draw a bunch of them. I printed twice, once on card stock and once on ordinary copy paper. I cut out both versions and punch holes with a leather working punch.
    Those needles are soft-sculpture/doll-maker needles. I dont really need them that long but that is what I have that will accept doily thread. I string a card piece and tie an overhand knot to hold it in place. Then I string a faceing piece out of paper and glue the two together. The knot in between the two layers should keep the "feathers" from slipping.

    I tried a bunch of messy failures in doing this. First I tried using sewing thread and a single sheet of card. The thread slipped out of the holes and got tangled.

    Notice the quilters pencil that slipped over to my model making territory from my sewing territory.

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