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« on: April 29, 2018 08:49:44 AM »

I have been watching you tube videos and had to try it myself.  Fabric soaked in cement is supposed to make great garden pots.  Mine are currently drying so I will see how strong they are tomorrow

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« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2018 09:03:49 AM »

Oh! A friend of mine used to do this on her father's farm in the nineties!
She was always asking for threadbare towels for her to use.
I had two of those pots in my garden back then (gifts from her).
She also had a round garden table (just for decoration), covered in a large sheet soaked in cement and decorated with smaller cement objects.
And some old shirts, soaked in cement, hanging from nails in the wall.
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I bet your pots will turn out great too!
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« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2018 09:09:06 AM »

I can't wait to see how they come out!  How did you get the fabric/wet cement on it to not cave in on itself?
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« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2018 10:42:58 AM »

I can't wait to see how they come out!  How did you get the fabric/wet cement on it to not cave in on itself?
I covered a bucket with a plastic bag and draped the cement soaked fabric over it.  There are loads of videos on you tube.
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« Reply #4 on: April 29, 2018 10:48:34 AM »

Oh! A friend of mine used to do this on her father's farm in the nineties!
She was always asking for threadbare towels for her to use.
I had two of those pots in my garden back then (gifts from her).
She also had a round garden table (just for decoration), covered in a large sheet soaked in cement and decorated with smaller cement objects.
And some old shirts, soaked in cement, hanging from nails in the wall.
Nice memories.

I bet your pots will turn out great too!

They are fantastic ideas.... my head is buzzing now.  I read it to Tony and he wants me to make a shirt.... Not tonight but maybe tomorrow.
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« Reply #5 on: April 29, 2018 04:28:55 PM »

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« Reply #6 on: April 30, 2018 08:20:25 AM »

I've seen this done for actual garment draping on statues/figures, but never to make garden pots, which is a cool use for the technique.   Great way to make some unique vessels for your plants!
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« Reply #7 on: April 30, 2018 11:22:18 AM »

I unmoulded them today and painted them all over with a runny cement mixture to add a bit more strength. They look really good and feel fairly strong.  I will see how they are tomorrow when they have dried
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« Reply #8 on: April 30, 2018 02:17:59 PM »

This is the only (not so clear) picture I found from back in the nineties of one of those pots my friend gave me:



She used to put upside down terra cotta flower pots, in all kinds of sizes, on poles and draped the old towels soaked in cement over them. Hence the pleads sticking upwards.
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« Reply #9 on: April 30, 2018 11:19:35 PM »

I love the 'sticking up bits'.  I want to make some really tall sculptural ones now.  Mine are almost dry and even if I do say it myself they look really good and I am so pleased with how strong they are. I did have to give them a coat of cement/sand again yesterday as some of the fabric was showing when I unmoulded them.  I will use an old towel next time as I think it will absorb more of the cement mixture. Tony has donated a shirt for me to play with next.


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