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SleightlyChris
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On his DVD he talks about going to a fabric store to purchase a material to make your own cut out silk.

I'd rather not spend 1$ silk that's only 9 inches for this effect. I purchased a material a while ago but forgot what it was and if it was the right type of material.

Anyone have an idea of what the name of the material is? Thanks in advanced
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Was it Crepe?
Was it Silk?
Was it lining material?
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It was a lining material. Jeff described it as the lining if the inside of a blazer jacket.

It's slipping my mind.

However if you have alternative materials to creak your own 12 inch silk that can fit in a soft thumb tip I'm all ears.

The effect I'm trying to achieve is a silk to apple or fruit. So the largest size I can fit in a tt, will do. I used to use a king size tt but I have really skinny fingers that even a regular tt is rough to use. I currently use a soft Jr tt which is perfect and I can just about get a 9 inch silk in there.
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Lining fabric is generally made of Rayon, specifically, Bemberg Rayon (and yes, that spelling is correct). Fabric stores such as Jo-Ann's carry Bemberg or similar weight fabrics relatively that are relatively inexpensive.

You can make your own TT from an aluminum cigar tube. Cut to size, sand the rough edges, add paint, and you are done.
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You will just have to visit a fabric store. The more high end I is the finer fabrics you will find. Lining material is the overall name for very thing cloth. They usually have them all in the same section. I have looked at many bolts of material, and none have a name that I can see. The silk at most fabric stores are for ladies blouses, skirts, and dresses, so the fabric is a little heaver then magician's silk.

I think you are overthinking about the TT. YOu need one that will fit I apple, Just keep it behind your fingers, with fingers separated naturally, and you should have no problems.

It is actually good your fingers are thinner, as you will be able to use a larger silk piece. The added material will hold it on your T. You can buy a "pinking shears" at the same time. Using the shears, cut the squares the size you like, and the shears will reduce the material edge from fraying a lot.
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That's great. Thanks for the advice guys
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