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leila21
« on: July 04, 2006 12:33:29 PM »

Hello kind people!
I am student from Estonia and I want to find out how to make handfans, is there anyone, who can teach it or any place to go to study. I am doing MA at the moment about the handfans. And i would like to know, is it possible to buy handfans stics?Huh??
Pease help, Leila
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« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2006 02:33:20 PM »


I just came across a fan tutorial a couple of days ago:

http://www.wodefordhall.com/sensu.htm

I can't say if it's any good or not; I only came across the site it is on while I was looking for something else.
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« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2006 02:53:09 PM »

Makiwara-hime does historical recreation, so bear  in mind she is trying to use modern materails mimic something from 600 odd years ago.

The instructions are pretty good BUT she's doing it as a historical thing (for use in modern recreations) not necessarily a Modern thing.

I think she made her own fan sticks.  I haven't found anywhere that sells them "undressed" with cloth or paper.  But you could recover a fan where the cloth or paper was damaged.

If you get stuck she's very open to e-mails and answering questions.

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« Reply #3 on: July 06, 2006 05:06:15 PM »

The 1880's book, The American Girl's Handy Book has instructions for a few simple but very pretty paper novelty fans made in the shapes of  butterflies and flowers, and close-able cardboard fans. I am not sure these are the type of fans your are looking for, nor if the 1880's is the historical period you want, but I thought it would be good to post anyway. This sounds like a wonderful project. Good luck!
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« Reply #4 on: July 08, 2006 09:12:36 AM »

The 1880's book, The American Girl's Handy Book has instructions for a few simple but very pretty paper novelty fans made in the shapes of  butterflies and flowers, and close-able cardboard fans. I am not sure these are the type of fans your are looking for, nor if the 1880's is the historical period you want, but I thought it would be good to post anyway. This sounds like a wonderful project. Good luck!

That's a great book! I'd give it a shot (I own it and the american boys handy book)
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gothmom
« Reply #5 on: July 12, 2006 06:42:35 PM »

Lacis is a shop in the Bay area that sells fan sticks.   

Here's the website - they have them for $10.  http://www.lacis.com/catalog/catalog.html

Good luck!

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libbybee
« Reply #6 on: July 14, 2006 09:54:23 AM »

The world's only museum dedicated to fans is in Greenwich, London.  The website address is below, they may be worth asking if they have any info that would help, or even just for a browse of their website for inspiration.

.http://www.fan-museum.org/history.asp[ftp]].http://www.fan-museum.org/history.aspftp://
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« Reply #7 on: August 06, 2006 07:46:58 AM »

A couple of links:

http://www.ladydianottos.com/costumin.htm - a sort of history of venetian fans

http://www.vertetsable.com/demos_fans.htm - this one is a tutorial on how to make 16the century Venetian flag fans (too cool) and two other types.
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« Reply #8 on: August 08, 2006 08:35:49 AM »

thanks for the links
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« Reply #9 on: August 29, 2006 03:24:38 PM »

Here is a url that has tutorials on making handfans, but they are based on the rennaissance era ones.

http://www.vertetsable.com/
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