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Posted by kirya_tyullis on 2006.05.14 at 09:47
Current Mood: determined
Hey, I'm working with some Asian Brocade - lovely stuff - and I'm running into a bit of a block.

What I've got has a truly lovely sort of coin detail on it, and I want to use that detail as an embroidery in the pants that are going with the brocade shirt. The problem is that I don't quite know how to get it. The detail on the fabric is black on black, so there's no chance that I could trace it. I'm not confident of my skills at freehanding something that's already been drawn on the fabric, and I can't seem to find the detail that I'm looking for on the internet.

Has anyone got any suggestions for how I can get this one done, or refine my internet search so that I have a greater chance of finding it?



Saturday, November 12th - Crafting / Boffer Practice / Event

Posted by divideby0 on 2005.11.09 at 10:48
Current Mood: excitedexcited
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Lost Realms Event Saturday November 19th

The next Lost Realms event is quickly approaching!
That means that I'm WAY behind in my desired prop making! Who's up for a fighter practice/ prop & weapon making/ hangout? This will be the first meeting of the ct_cc_guild, and everyone is invited- Guildmembers, Lost realms Players, heck, if you just want to hang out and get creative or play with boffer weapons, come on by!

If you are planning on coing and can let me know in advance, PLEASE do so. E-mail divideby0[at]livejournal.com. Right now I'll plan on hosting it at our place in Middletown. I would like to buy grub for soup and sammiches, and will have a donation jar to help defray the cost- I'm thinking plenty of cheese, some good bread, all manner of fixins and condiments, probably some variation of vegetable soup. BYOM (Bring your own meat.) This will also be a child friendly event, but we will try to keep the munchkins away from the crafters so they can get stuff done.

Also, if you need/want to make weapons, let us know what materials you anticipate needing and we will try to have them there (probably a small fee for materials.)

So who's in? We'll plan to open the doors by noon, have food ready for about 1pm (but eat whenever), wrap up around whenever...?


Cool looking cheap armor

Posted by starlaiste on 2005.11.06 at 20:30
Current Mood: sicktummy ache
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Today I found the following very cool ideas for LARP costuming. These wouldn't work for actual combat in a boffer LARP but they *look* absolutely fantastic! (Well the first two do, I am iffy on the third)

Craft Foam Armor

Craft Foam Leather Vambraces

Another way to make craft foam armor that requires *thin* ABS plastic.


Rainy day links

Posted by starlaiste on 2005.10.14 at 15:36
Current Mood: lazylazy
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Pretty good how tos on this site: http://gothfashion.info/

From the faeriefashion lj community: Create your own fae sandals

Really good drawing tutorials: Dragon Paint Art Tutorials. The wing tutorials are especially helpful when planning out your designs.

One of the nice fae over in faeriefashion put together this wing page, which is where I got the above links. Wing Creation



Dread Brilliant 2

Posted by starlaiste on 2005.10.09 at 19:39
Current Mood: anxiousanxious
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Originally posted in my journal round about the 29th of July, 2003. Re-posted here by request.

I got all of this text from this site:
http://www.btinternet.com/~quinnster1/hair/hair.html, which has now moved here: http://www.angrycaninelovestick.org/

a lot of information on synthetic and wool dreads; it's dense, click on the second link above for the smae information in a nice pretty websiteCollapse )


Dread Brilliant

Posted by starlaiste on 2005.10.09 at 14:56
Current Mood: working
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I just found a really useful tutorial (with pictures!) for making wool roving into snazzy dreadlocks. She suggested dyeing them afterwards but you can do this with already dyed wool for ease and also for cool swirly and candy cane effects. So here is the tutorial. I found it on this forum. (Heather: 1, Internets: 0)

Also for your crafting pleasure, the links below are useful. Sorry for not making 'em pretty.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/h2g2/A653753 (the best part about this link? Now clip in your hair, put on your platform boots and party like the hoopy frood you are... *giggle* You said "hoopy frood".)

Where do I get this roving of which you speak? This topic on the above linked forum will guide you.



Posted by divideby0 on 2005.10.06 at 10:47
If you have any questions, please feel free to e-mail the maintainer! For now that's me, but use the e-mail address supplied on the information page!
Hmm, now I'm going to expect to be called guildmaster...