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Post by kt_dragonfly on Tue 24 Jun 2014 - 12:41

A lady made fairy ear-wings at the fairy festival, I want to do something similar but pet wings. For the life of me I have no idea what the material is that she uses. I'm starting to think it might be a stiffened organza but not sure what I would use to do this??

Any ideas?


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Post by kimb on Tue 24 Jun 2014 - 14:31

it looks like organze thats been stiffened with iron on interfacing . you buy it in all different strengths for different degrees of stiffness this looks pretty stiff so the dtronger thicker stuff needed I think

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Post by Lorraine on Tue 24 Jun 2014 - 15:46

Organza yes, or you could also use Angelina Fibre and back that with interfacing too, or sandwich the interfacing.

Your other alternative would be to get wire, shape that and glue the fabric around the edges.

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Post by kt_dragonfly on Tue 24 Jun 2014 - 16:14

I was trying to avoid wires and such, just a stiff fabric that I could cut a wing shape out of :)

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Post by thriftycrafter on Tue 24 Jun 2014 - 17:47

It looks like there's a kink in the top part of the wing KT, you'd need a wire edghe to make that if that's the case, could you use the wire edged ribbon?
Or place one piece of wire up the centre under the interfacing before fusing the sandwich together, that should do it.

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Post by lyndaejane on Tue 24 Jun 2014 - 21:55

Definitely iron-on interfacing, otherwise you'd get fraying. So you could use any fabric. You might be able to get the kink by using something like spray-on starch, possibly? It doesn't look like it's wired, so don't know how it was done.

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Post by kt_dragonfly on Tue 24 Jun 2014 - 22:00

There is no kink, it's just the reflection of the fabric.

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Re: Fabric Question

Post by supergran on Thu 15 Jan 2015 - 15:45

It looks Like some stuff I got a a craft fair but can't remember what is called I have a small piece left will send it to you to see if it is, I will ask Lesley if she remembers where I got it.

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