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Message: Posted by: pslaughter (Nov 16, 2012 12:29AM)
Hey everybody,

I'm looking for a cloth astrology chart. I want to perform one of the Curator's effects Zodiac in Capricorn Tales. I need to find "a chart with the twelve signs of the zodiac,the numbers
of these houses and the dates that they cover." I've tried searching the internet but I'm just not finding what I'm looking for. I know it's out there, I'm just not looking in the right places. Probably has to do with being pretty tired right now.

Could someone point me in the right direction? I'd appreciate it.

Thanks
Message: Posted by: David Eichler (Nov 16, 2012 06:49AM)
Here's one. See if it will work for you. http://www.the-covenstead.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=174_176&products_id=4749
Message: Posted by: Don H (Nov 16, 2012 07:43AM)
I have drawn the circle with it's symbols, houses and dates on
chamois-leather / wash-leather with a sharpie.
I also added the exact dates of the signs, clearly to read for both.
Finaly I sealed it with fixation spray.
It looks great and I find it very rewarding to make my own props.
Message: Posted by: David Eichler (Nov 16, 2012 08:55AM)
Don, that sounds great. If you'd be willing to post a picture, I'd love to see it!

Best,

David
Message: Posted by: Stephen Young (Nov 16, 2012 10:30AM)
I'm going to see Don on Monday.
I must remember to ask to see this.

Steve
Message: Posted by: David Eichler (Nov 16, 2012 03:02PM)
See if he'll let you snap a picture of it to share with us all! It sounds wonderful.
Message: Posted by: Godzilla (Nov 16, 2012 03:05PM)
I 2nd, David ! Would love to see, pic!
Message: Posted by: duanebarry (Nov 16, 2012 03:47PM)
I did Zodiac at a steampunk event last year, so my wife and I collaborated on creating one of these. She made custom woodcuts for the astrological signs and I did the layout.

Then we screen printed it by hand. Since it was for a steampunk event, we printed it on some silvery fabric.

I can shoot a photo, if there'd be any interest.
Message: Posted by: Bedford (Nov 16, 2012 03:54PM)
These guys have a lot of altar cloths, covers, etc.

http://www.abaxion.com/ritual.htm

Might be able to find something here.
Message: Posted by: David Eichler (Nov 16, 2012 07:05PM)
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On 2012-11-16 16:47, duanebarry wrote:
I did Zodiac at a steampunk event last year, so my wife and I collaborated on creating one of these. She made custom woodcuts for the astrological signs and I did the layout.

Then we screen printed it by hand. Since it was for a steampunk event, we printed it on some silvery fabric.

I can shoot a photo, if there'd be any interest.
[/quote]

Yes, please! Do share!
Message: Posted by: pslaughter (Nov 16, 2012 09:31PM)
Thanks guys!

Keep those ideas coming!

I am trying to put together a Luna Rose type of "fortune teller" set. I'd like to find a cloth that I can lay out that has the name of the zodiac signs spelled out, the symbols, and the dates they cover. I wish I could make something myself, but I'm not that artistic and my handwriting really sucks! Come on Steve Young...this sounds like something that might be right up your alley!
Message: Posted by: Joshua J (Nov 17, 2012 10:36AM)
This the sort of thing?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ZODIAK-COTTON-PRINT-ALTAR-TAROT-CLOTH-/120987936818?pt=UK_Metaphysical_New_Age&hash=item1c2b716832
Message: Posted by: Stephen Young (Nov 17, 2012 10:55AM)
I could see what I can come up with.

If you could make a rough idea with pencil and paper and snap a photo (phone quality would be OK)
Email it to steve@thoughtillusions.com
I can get to work on it next week.


Steve
Message: Posted by: pslaughter (Nov 17, 2012 11:11PM)
Thanks Steve,

I'll draw something out and email it to you tomorrow. I told you my drawing skills are nothing to write home about, but I can come up with at least a rough simulation. Really this thing should not be too difficult conceptually. It should just look good.

You can see a black and white picture of the cloth Mr. Chelman uses on page 2 of Capricorn Tales in the trick called Zodiac. His is, of course, gorgeous. I'm not sure that the one I'm looking for needs to be that detailed.

Oh, and I'm making some progress on the Titanic ideas we talked about earlier. When I get something more concrete put together I'll send you the details. I think you are really going to like it. :0)
Message: Posted by: Stephen Young (Nov 18, 2012 04:24AM)
One of my favourite items in my Titanic collection is a letter from the insurers to one of their clients in answer to a request for information on the tragedy.

In it the writer confidently assures him that another ship is standing by Titanic to offload passengers, and there is no danger of loss of life.

Just another little touch, that makes it all real.


I'll get onto the cloth as soon as I get the sketch, doesn't have to be anything great. Just so I have an idea.
steve
Message: Posted by: pslaughter (Nov 18, 2012 07:55PM)
OK Steve, I sent you the picture. It's my best effort. Don't laugh too hard! :0)

The only thing I didn't mention was the size it needs to be. Essentially the effect calls for a grand use of the clock force so it needs to be large enough to allow for 12 cards to be laid out around the edge of the cloth. While the circle needs to be big enough to accomplish the task, it shouldn't be so large as to make it difficult to use. I would like for the entire cloth, circle and all, to be about the size of a large close up pad. Does any of this make sense?

Let me know. I really appreciate your help!

Thanks
Message: Posted by: pslaughter (Nov 19, 2012 09:48PM)
Hey Steve!

Did you get those photos?
Message: Posted by: duanebarry (Nov 23, 2012 09:28PM)
Sorry, I wasn't able to post photos before the holiday of the cloth my wife and I designed. Here are a few shots. I thought her woodcuts turned out nicely.

Since my purpose was to perform Christian Chelman's Zodiac, the design has some features to help me out. The most useful one is that the first date of a given sign is indicated at the outer edge of the wheel via roman numerals, so Gemini is V . XXIII. I tried to keep this fairly subtle since I figured a real reader would know the dates and wouldn't need them spelled out.

[img]http://madprocession.org/tm/wheel1.jpg[/img]

[img]http://madprocession.org/tm/wheel2.jpg[/img]

[img]http://madprocession.org/tm/wheel3.jpg[/img]

The above shots are on a semi-shiny gray-silver cloth, since I was working a steampunk event. This one is on tea-dyed canvas, which looks pretty nice (though I should have ironed it first):

[img]http://madprocession.org/tm/wheel4.jpg[/img]
Message: Posted by: pslaughter (Nov 23, 2012 09:56PM)
WOW! That looks amazing Duane! Thanks for sharing!

Your wife's woodcuts are incredibly nice.

Well done
Message: Posted by: afinemesh (Nov 23, 2012 09:59PM)
VERY NICE!!
Message: Posted by: Godzilla (Nov 23, 2012 11:39PM)
Very,Cool !

Thanks,for sharing! :)