12506Re: Tin Man
- Feb 23, 2012I 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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> From: Cat Devereaux <CatDevereaux@...>
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> Date: Thu, 23 Feb 2012 01:36:04
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> 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.
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