Sunday, July 12, 2009
Webs We Weave
Reader friend, Elva, posted the picture of the comical adorable spider (above) and suggested it was screaming for a silk top hat, I agree!
In Film Two of Halfland, I'll build a spider puppet like that and a proper silk top hat to fit him as he sits in his bejeweled web. Thank you, Elva! (paper puppet props coming this coming week!)
I have been looking for years for the perfect material to make the Halfland spider webs out of. I knew I wanted them to be more than natural spider web pattern, more like lace. I found several pieces of woven fabric that had a lacy web like feeling but they didn't have stretch to make those great spider web distorted shapes. I tried painting hair nets, etc. but the net pattern didn't look random enough.
Then, again at Target (wtf ?), I found the perfect thing. Floral stretchy trouser socks in white, no less! I had to buy the whole package of socks to get these babies but boy are they going to look great wildly stretched out of shape on the wooden cottage porch with crystal dew drops.
Halfland spiders are such artists!