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I have written up a small blurb about the fan I made, and sent it off to Bella at Realm of Venus for the Idle Hands challenge. I am very proud of what I came up with! I love love love the flag fan. I enjoyed making it so much that I am going to make and sell them on my website. I think after a few more prototypes, fine tuning all the right sizes and tools and methods and timing, I think I can create a quality product pretty efficiently. Stay tuned!

The 31st was so crazy being Halloween and the last day to complete the challenge, I had to turn on the afterburners to get it all done—no time for progress pics. It turned out exactly as planned, oddly enough. It is stiff and solid and doesn’t flop while being waved around, which was a concern. It makes a great breeze and a nice face shade. I’ve been staring at these fans in paintings for years, and the wicker-style types are clearly just woven around the stick… but most of them are just magically stuck to the stick somehow, and it really took me some time to work out how to do it without fancy woodworking saws and yadda yadda. But, I figured out a way that just worked out perfectly. I am so pleased.

Ladies and Gentlemen, my very first flag fan:



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oooooooohhhhhh, sooooo preeeeeeeeetty!!
Fan turned out just beautifully. Will be posting pics later today!
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Hey all!
 
My fan is looking mighty pretty, but it is not at all what I thought it would be. The two embroideries are done, representing 800+ yards of gold thread, 119,796 stitches, and 338 minutes in the machine. WHEW!
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I entered a challenge!

Bella over at Realm of Venus is running a mini challenge in October called "Idle Hands." I have decided to make a flag fan! I've never made one before and I'm really looking forward to it.

Now I have to, uh, actually figure out how to make one.

Uh-oh.

http://realmofvenus.renaissanceitaly.net/challenges/IRCMC-Oct2011.htm

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