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12506Re: Tin Man

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  • Sandra
    Feb 23, 2012
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      I have purchased buckram on eBay. I don't know if the price is good but it wasn't available locally so...

      --- In TheCostumersManifesto@yahoogroups.com, design@... wrote:
      > Well, I wouldn't make a tin man costume out of buckram, but it's handy for hats. I'll start sourcing a supplier. I wonder why it's suddenly become so rare...
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      > -----Original Message-----
      > From: Cat Devereaux <CatDevereaux@...>
      > Sender: TheCostumersManifesto@yahoogroups.com
      > Date: Thu, 23 Feb 2012 01:36:04
      > To: <TheCostumersManifesto@yahoogroups.com>
      > Reply-To: TheCostumersManifesto@yahoogroups.com
      > Subject: Re: [TheCostumersManifesto] Tin Man
      > On 2/22/2012 10:30 PM, Claudia Hill wrote:
      > > Evidently a lot of people are using plastic canvas instead of buckram,
      > > the very fine grid size, 12 lines of plastic per inch, the same stuff
      > > that is needlepointed over when a very stiff finished product is wanted.
      > If you use it for the body case, be sure to heavily wrap the edges,
      > especially under the arm. Even carefully cut, those plastic points can
      > jab. Then again, you could make a padded fold over bias of you "tin"
      > fabric and make it a feature of the design on all edges.
      > > I have some I ordered after finding out that buckram was no longer
      > > available. I don't know how well it works as I haven't made anything
      > > with it yet.
      > You just have to go to specialty places for buckram now. It won't work
      > as well as plastic canvas, foam, or wonderflex. Sweat breaks up the
      > starch in the buckram and the costume would sog.
      > -Cat-
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