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« on: October 27, 2006 05:21:49 AM »

I thought it would be handy to have a model of my foot, e.g. when felting slippers or so, so I put on an old sock and placed duct tape all over. It went well. But after 24 hours it looked more like a piece of art:

Has anybody else had this problem? Is it just the quality of the duct tape or??
Please help me!

« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2006 05:24:37 AM »

Sorry, don't know why that happened, but great idea!
« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2006 06:05:31 AM »

i have never had that problem.  i think it is the quality of the duct tape. it looks like it isnt very sticky and isnt sticking to itself.

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« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2006 06:41:01 AM »

I would agree that the tape probably was not sticky enough.  But, what a great idea!  I have not thought of that.  I have very hard to fit feet and this would be perfect for getting slippers and such to size.  Thanks for the idea! Grin

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« Reply #4 on: October 27, 2006 07:58:28 AM »

I HATE it when my duct tape isn't really sticky. I got some from a place called Atwoods that was really cheap and basically needs the jaws of life to remove. Try shopping at one of those old farm & home stores, you know, the ones that sell all kinds of wierd stuff. That's where they keep the good stuff!

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« Reply #5 on: October 27, 2006 09:52:27 AM »

yeah it's the duct tape.
 the "duck" brand works well. normally I'll buy the kind that's ribbed more. it's got better sticking power. and it's stronger.

« Reply #6 on: October 27, 2006 10:20:52 AM »

I had a similar problem with dollarstore duct tape.  It is cheap in price and quality.  My problem wasn't that it didn't stick, my problem was that it stuck too much to itself, and kept lifting the backing of the following layer.  The foot "statue" looks cool.  That is a graet idea for sock knitting etc.
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« Reply #7 on: October 27, 2006 02:14:06 PM »

Hm.. that's interesting. In my experience, duct tape sticks to itself almost TOO much. (i.e if I make a mistake, it's always too late to go back.). And I buy from the Dollar Store! Is it old duct tape? Or was it really hot? (heat melts the stickiness, I find...)

« Reply #8 on: October 27, 2006 05:03:06 PM »

there are lots of tutes on the internet on how to make the duct tape dress form and i know several of them recommend certain brands of tape... its been forever since ive looked into doing that ( i dont have room at my place for a double of myself) but you may want to google it and get an idea of which tape brands to use.

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« Reply #9 on: October 27, 2006 05:14:08 PM »

I don't know what happened but that is still really cool.  You're right... it is like a piece of art.

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