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« Reply #10 on: April 19, 2008 10:47:43 AM »

Eurgh, if there was a larvae infestation where I live I would probably freak out, although not as much as when everything came out of the pupae.

Ok, as far as instructions go: I got some old, flesh coloured tights, chopped the legs off, tied a knot in the end and turned it inside out so that there is a point instead of a foot shape. Then I stuffed them with tissue in a lumpy cocoony shape, cut the top of the tights into three and plaited them closed, so I had a basic cocoon shape.

For the outside, the cobwebby one I knitted with some very fine fluffy thread on pt.5 needles I think, but I have crocheted some too and that works just as well, then I stitched it on. The more woollen one I made with scraps from the knitting machine, but you could just knit small rough sections, and make sure to drop a few stitches, in a rough, almost string like yarn, then sew the pieces together like a jigsaw, kind of tight so that it bulges.

Thats the best I can do really, sorry about that, as with all my things they just happen Embarrassed
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« Reply #11 on: April 19, 2008 10:58:26 AM »

LOLOLOL - don't apologize - that's perfect!  It encapsulates your ideas, and gives me some, too... Smiley

Thank you very much!!
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« Reply #12 on: April 20, 2008 05:44:36 AM »

A life-sized cocoon... that does sound comfy. Tongue
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« Reply #13 on: April 21, 2008 04:40:30 PM »

These are so delicate and gorgeous, I love them!
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« Reply #14 on: April 23, 2008 03:45:10 AM »

I agree. They look really delicate and soft, I'd like to curl up in one. Maybe it's a childhood dream of being a butterfly or something! Make sure you post pictures of your final show, and good luck Cheesy
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« Reply #15 on: April 23, 2008 07:44:58 AM »

Gorgeous! I would love to see pictures when you create a human-sized cocoon!
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« Reply #16 on: April 27, 2008 05:33:18 AM »

God I love these! They make me even more excited about my foundation year next year.

Are you going on to do a degree after- and if so, what?

At the moment I'm having total trouble figuring out what I want to do for a degree, my mind is all over the place.

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« Reply #17 on: May 08, 2008 03:03:23 AM »

Foundation year is AMAZING seriously, the best time ever! I didn't have a clue what degree to do at the start, thats kind of what the foundatio is for, it helps you choose. I started off doinmg comics, so I thought illustration, then animation and finally I did 3D and it was AWESOME so I decided to do an applied arts degree, I'm going to hereford college of arts which is a specialist art and drama university in the middle of the country. Can't wait! And good luck with your F. year, I'm sure you'll love it.
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