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Author Topic: Bit of braggin :P  (Read 1604 times)
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Ca Ike
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« on: June 03, 2012, 04:57 AM »

I've been having fun lately doing different kiting related projects and one of the challenges I took on was a set of custom skyburner Banners for Bobby.  The skyburner logo wasn't that hard to do but getting the skyshark logo to come out right was the real challenge.  Anyone that has done or attempted applique work should know that fine lines and small details are the biggest pain to do and get to come out clean.  Especially when those lines and details aren't tied together and require a separate applique. To keep the overall design right when doing multi layer/ multi element applique isn't easy.

Here's how they came out. They aren't curved, I had to use 3/4 pvc pipe for the pics since I couldn't find my banner polls and I had 12+ winds that day.

IMG_0278 by Ca Ike, on Flickr

IMG_0277 by Ca Ike, on Flickr

And the skyshark logo as I was preping it. One technique I use to keep everything where it should be was leaving bits of cloth to hold everything in line and trim those out once it was sewn to create the gaps where they should be, effectively making a 5 layer/element applique into a single layer.  I had to leave out some of the lighting highlights though since doing color fades is nigh impossible without custom dying or printing the fabric.

shark by Ca Ike, on Flickr

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« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2012, 08:26 AM »

well done!

Are they made out of ripstop or banner cloth?
How tall?
I know i just found that Dicks put the 10' Wonderpole telescoping poles on sale for 4.97$ each..they do have more sizes too..always good to stock up!

Kites kayaks & corgis again!!!
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« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2012, 12:20 PM »

They are 15 foot , made from banner/flag cloth(utility nylon as most fabric stores call it), all edges double folded and double stitched as well as the seam on the pole so they should hold up well and not fray for a long time.  I Will definitely need to get a few pole when I get some extra funds.  I haven't used mine in yeare so I don't know where I put them lol
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« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2012, 01:16 PM »

well done anthony!!!
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