HDPE (high density polyethylene, aka #2 plastic) has a very low friction coefficient with most materials, especially other plastics. Seems like it’d be perfect for your application. Just cut out a CC-sized piece from a milk or juice carton. Durable, cheap, very thin, no sacrificial cards necessary.
Those look nice! Are you selling them?
How fared you in your wasp encounter?
@Mister44, shall be remembered for his valiant fight against
the Anglo Saxophones Blackie Lawless.
Poor @Mister44. Good thing you were there to snap a photo with your smart phone, @jamesnsc. I supposed it’s too much to hope for that Mister44 bequeathed me the knitting machine.
That hadn’t occurred to me but maybe I should. They’re fun to make.
I’m assuming they’re ceramic. Are you making them in a class, or do you have a setup at home?
I’m making them in a class. Operating a kiln at home is too scary for me. But I wouldn’t be the only one turning it into a commercial venture. Another guy in the class makes great mugs that are sold at several local coffee shops.
I was pleased that none of my fish exploded during firing. Ceramic has a tendency to do that.
@jannamark I just took the pic and ran - all you need do to survive is be faster than the mate next to you
I thought they were wasp nests.
I was wrong… I have found like 5 of these in my apt since then.
I will try to report back soon. Send cake.
Any chance y’all could stay on topic?
Looks just like Marty Feldman!
I wasn’t kidding when I said I found a spider adorable. I spent part of the day designing and sewing a purse that features the aforementioned adorable spider!
I inkjet-printed the photo onto fabric, then found a bunch of fabrics in my stash to which I could sew it.
Lucky me - I had spider-themed fabric in one of my bins! I also had some netting, which I layered on top of the solid green (that green has a tendency to look really dirty really quickly).
I also found some fabric I’d forgotten about - the dark khaki was formerly a small sack that held green coffee beans.
The bag is fully lined and has a wallet-sized pocket inside. No closure at the top yet - I’m trying to figure out if I want a button or a snap.
Directly onto the fabric or with transfer paper?
Transfer paper’s great, but exxy for me. Hoping there’s a way to do it without.
I recently learned that you can laser print directly on to fabric without transfer paper (although you should use wax paper to add some rigidity for feeding it through). Inkjet does require transfer paper or specially treated fabric because of how the ink is applied (the laser heat sets versus the inkjet spraying liquid ink on to the fabric).
Directly onto the fabric! I have this stuff (purchased at Joann with a 50% coupon years ago):
You can also DIY, using cotton fabric and BubbleJet Set:
I’ve never tried it, but it was mentioned in a craft book I read.
Cool.'ll add that to my wish-list.