Monday, July 10, 2017

I Have Been Cardboarding At Last

It's been a very busy fortnight, but I've been working with cardboard, so it's all good. This is a commissioned project for a press release, so I can't share any photos of the completed builds, but I love how they turned out.

I always feel that I get a design high from cardboard that I can never get with fabric. 

I think it's because there's a little bit of engineering involved in building with cardboard in order to make it do what I want.

Like this - 

it's the mechanism for a turntable, with which you can make roulette wheels, lazy susans, carousels and (ugh) giant fidget spinners. 

When I'm working with cardboard, I wonder why I even bother sewing. Then I remember: oh yeah, because it's hard to draft a good sleeve cap in cardboard. And cardboard bust darts hurt. And children generally do not enjoy cuddling with cardboard stuffed animals. 

I will share more photos when I can!


  1. I can't wait to see more photos!

  2. Cardboard and marbles ball bearings! As an engineer I have to admit I'm blown away. You're a genius!
    - Silky Bee


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