How would you make a grapevine?

I need to put some pizzazz on a finished art type wallhanging and Polly ins=
pired me to use a 3D grapevine with leaves around the edges. (She has nooo=
oo idea she did it- yet! ) I need about 10 ft. of vine and am stumped.
The vine needs to be the size of a pencil or less, so making a fabric tube,=
turning it and stuffing it is out of the question. (The vine must be fai=
rly stiff since it will only be attached to the quilt in small spots here a=
nd there.) I thought of fabric strips wrapped around a cord like one would=
do for a fabric bowl, but I don't want that look.
How would you make the vine?
Leslie & The Furbabies in MO.
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Leslie & The Furbabies in MO.
Whoops - I read that wrongly first time: I read it quickly and went to the 'size of a pencil' first. Now I see you mean thickness of a pencil, length 10'. So, corset whalebone wouldn't do!
My second thought is still valid: sitting here in front of me! - a fairly stiff piece of thin electric cable? or: that stretchable net curtain hanging wire? Even a thickish garden wire would work; and that could be plastic covered - green - you might not need to cover it? Possible?? . In message , Leslie & The Furbabies in MO. writes
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Pat S
Here I am! Here's what you do. Do make a tube but instead of stuffing it, use a wider than seems sensible seam allowance - maybe in the neighborhood of 1/3". With a great deal of patience and every trick in the book, when you turn it, the seam allowance will stuff it for you. You don't really have to do ten feet at one shot. You can attach leaves to hide the joins. Anything else? Polly
I need to put some pizzazz on a finished art type wallhanging and Polly inspired me to use a 3D grapevine with leaves around the edges. (She has nooooo idea she did it- yet! ) I need about 10 ft. of vine and am stumped.
The vine needs to be the size of a pencil or less, so making a fabric tube, turning it and stuffing it is out of the question. (The vine must be fairly stiff since it will only be attached to the quilt in small spots here and there.) I thought of fabric strips wrapped around a cord like one would do for a fabric bowl, but I don't want that look.
How would you make the vine?
Leslie & The Furbabies in MO.
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Polly Esther
That would give me some fullness to the vine, but it needs to be fairly stiff since it will need to stand away from the wallhanging. Like arc above and beyond the border and binding in places.
I JUST now opened a flickr account.... and I HOPE this link will work to show you the 'boring' version of the wallhanging???
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Leslie & The Furbabies in MO.
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Leslie & The Furbabies in MO.
Sandy, your idea would work but I'd need some slack in the diameter of the tube to be able to work the rope thru it. Not sure if that would be a plus or not. VBG But I will surely keep that in mind as it's the best idea so far along with Polly's idea to make it in sections rather than all 10 ft . in one piece. Thanks to both of you!
Leslie & The Furbabies in MO.
On Friday, November 9, 2012 11:18:47 AM UTC-6, Leslie & The Furbabies in MO . wrote:
nspired me to use a 3D grapevine with leaves around the edges. (She has no oooo idea she did it- yet! ) I need about 10 ft. of vine and am stumpe d.
e, turning it and stuffing it is out of the question. (The vine must be f airly stiff since it will only be attached to the quilt in small spots here and there.) I thought of fabric strips wrapped around a cord like one wou ld do for a fabric bowl, but I don't want that look.
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Leslie & The Furbabies in MO.
Would you be able to use green cord (like the sort you would thread through a draw bag) with say something similar to florist wire threaded through it only something a little thicker to enable you to bend it to stand out.
Di
I need to put some pizzazz on a finished art type wallhanging and Polly inspired me to use a 3D grapevine with leaves around the edges. (She has nooooo idea she did it- yet! ) I need about 10 ft. of vine and am stumped.
The vine needs to be the size of a pencil or less, so making a fabric tube, turning it and stuffing it is out of the question. (The vine must be fairly stiff since it will only be attached to the quilt in small spots here and there.) I thought of fabric strips wrapped around a cord like one would do for a fabric bowl, but I don't want that look.
How would you make the vine?
Leslie & The Furbabies in MO.
Reply to
Di Maloney
Chunky yarn (might even be available in cotton). Fine florist wire pushed through the sections that need to be stiff. If pushing through doesn't work, a 2-3 ply yarn could be untwisted and re-twisted with the wire in the middle. You wouldn't need to stiffen the parts that lie flat on the quilt, just makes it contrary. Roberta in D
On Fri, 9 Nov 2012 09:18:46 -0800 (PST), "Leslie & The Furbabies in
inspired me to use a 3D grapevine with leaves around the edges. (She has nooooo idea she did it- yet! ) I need about 10 ft. of vine and am stumped.
turning it and stuffing it is out of the question. (The vine must be fairly stiff since it will only be attached to the quilt in small spots here and there.) I thought of fabric strips wrapped around a cord like one would do for a fabric bowl, but I don't want that look.
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Roberta
How about using Rat-tail already made in the color you need? It's been a long long time since I used any so I don't remember how 'stiff' it was nor how easy it would be to slide a thin florist wire thru it. You buy it by how much you need......usually found in an all-purpose fabric store. If you can't find it there, try an upholstery store.
Good luck Butterfly
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