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« on: March 10, 2013 09:50:35 AM »

Here's the hoop I made for the recent hoopla swap, incorporating something other than thread.

I wanted to try something really different, and had the idea to incorporate metal of some kind.  In the end I decided to try cutting up a pop can and it worked great.  The material is softer than you'd think, and the edgers weren't as razor sharp deadly as I thought they might be.  I cut out the shape I wanted (bird inspired by the fabric), then poked holes using a thumb tack, and sewed it on using a kind of blanket stitch.  I was really happy with the result and want to try more like this.

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« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2013 11:50:37 AM »

Great multi-media project. I love the bird fabric behind the aluminum bird.
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« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2013 12:30:43 PM »

that's great! where did you get the aluminum?
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« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2013 12:58:28 PM »

I cut up a 7up can and used the in-facing side with no writing on it.
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« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2013 02:20:08 PM »

That is awesome! Totally unique and something I never would have thought of. I love how the aluminum bird matches the background fabric.
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« Reply #5 on: March 16, 2013 07:36:50 AM »

That is super cool!
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« Reply #6 on: March 22, 2013 01:46:16 PM »

Clever idea.
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