Re: fairy and butterfly wings
- --- In TheCostumersManifesto@yahoogroups.com, "phosteres"
> --- In TheCostumersManifesto@yahoogroups.com, "ethnofusion"Years ago, when I was in puppetry class, we bent reed into wing
> <ethnofusion@y...> wrote:
> > looking for instructions on how to make fairy and butterfly wings.
> > using organza fabric for the wings and wire for support
shapes, put glue on the reed and laid it on the organza and let it
dry. I then cut it out, adding a little seam allowence and rolled it
to the back and stiched it for extra strength. I then painted the
glued area so it wouldn't show. You can adapt this to wire if you are
very careful with the glue. I use the glue because I tend to bend the
wings while sewing. The glue stabalizes the wing a bit for stitching.
I was not the most talented seamstress at the time. You can paint the
whole butterfly pattern after the wings are asembled. The wings I
have seen were stiched to a small, interfaced panel with ribbons
attached like backpack straps that tied in back so they were
ajustable. I haven't made wings in a long time and I'm not sure this
explaination makes sense, but I hope it helps.