I just checked with my husband, who built it for me, that they were probably 1 x 3 fir strips. Just go to any building supply store and say you want a smooth strip to build a frame and they can help you.
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Sent: Thursday, October 05, 2006 7:03 AM
Subject: Re: [Marbling] Marbling tray for silk scarf
Thank you so much!!! Your analogy to the embroidery hoop was most helpful!
I am unfamiliar with lath strips, but they must be smooth, so as not to snag the silk? Can I find lath strips anywhere, like Home Depot or Lowes?
---- Guffey <dguff@...> wrote:
> It isn't hard to build a wooden rectangle from lath strips. Make two, one slightly larger than the length & width of the scarf then another one slightly larger than the first so that it slips over the other one. Use a heavy duty plastic to line the larger rectangle and then place the smaller rectangle down into the first. Think of it as a four-sided embroidery hoop with the two rectangles keeping the plastic taut. No need to build a bottom for the tray. The plastic can be used over many times, and the whole tray is very light weight and easy to store.
> Have fun.
> d. guffey
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: idyehappy
> To: Marbling@yahoogroups.com
> Sent: Tuesday, October 03, 2006 6:06 PM
> Subject: [Marbling] new to marbling
> Hello All,
> I am brand new to this group and to marbling as well. I dye silks and
> cottons and do a lot of art quilts. I would like to learn how to
> marble silk scarves, but am a bit puzzled about where to procure a
> loooong container for my marbling. I'm sure somebody in this group
> has a source that he/she will share with me.
> I'm looking forward to lots of interesting discussions.
> Thanks in advance,
> Judy in GA
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