Feb. 16th, 2013 08:51 pm
truelove: an orange tabby cat looking down, to the left, away from the camera (Default)
[personal profile] truelove
Lazyweb, oh lazyweb:

For reasons that do not bear exploring at this juncture, I intend to construct an oversized, stuffed tangerine that we can burn in effigy.

So... what sort of fabric should I be looking at? I know a lot of commercially sold fabric is treated to be flame-retardant/fire-resistant, which is obviously not what I am looking for with this particular project.

Date: 2013-02-17 09:23 am (UTC)
brokenallbroken: (Default)
From: [personal profile] brokenallbroken
bog standard muslin?

Date: 2013-02-17 05:14 pm (UTC)
jecook: "Rejoice, for very bad things are about to happen." - Richard from (warlock)
From: [personal profile] jecook
*dies laughing* There's a rather large group that wants to do this. cotton cloth should work just fine, except that one would need to find a filler that's non flammable, or won't gas out toxic fumes when burnt. (I.E., not poly-fil) Methinks shredded newspapers might work well enough?

Date: 2013-02-18 05:07 am (UTC)
traykor: picture of Barbara Gordon aka Oracle (Default)
From: [personal profile] traykor
Plant based fabrics are the only ones that will actually burn. Animal fibers self extinguish (so a stuffing of wool roving, for instance, with cease to burn as soon as heat is no longer applied). synthetics melt, not burn, and off gas bad things. Cotton (like the muslin Andrew mentions) burns well, even if treated. Linen burns better, but is expensive. Hemp burns and burns if you can get it. Muslin is cheap though, and will quickly go up in flames (and we can dye it in the vat). If you want the whole thing to burn, dyed muslin over 100% all natural cotton batting.


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