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Topic: Zombie Foulard - Standard Size?
Message: Posted by: -The Scot- (May 8, 2004 06:34PM)
I am currently working on some zombie ideas, and was wondering what the size of the standard zombie foulard is. I will be sewing 2 silks together, but I'm not sure what size is best.

A) 27" silks?

B) 36" silks?


Message: Posted by: Bill Hegbli (May 8, 2004 06:49PM)
Actually, the size suggest most often in the Zombie material I have read is 30" square. The gimmick should met the center and this size usually fits most common gimmicks.

Neil Foster used the Rice Dragon double Zombie silk. The air between the silks makes them opaque according to the late Neil foster.

You did not mention if you are using a design silk or a one color silk. To save on cost, you can back the silk with a black light lining material from the fabric shop.
Message: Posted by: hugmagic (May 8, 2004 09:44PM)
I have made various zombie foulards over the past few years. Most of them are 36" scarves which hemmed are 35" square. A few are only 30" square.

When I made Dale Salwak's last set, I used three 8 momme silks (black in the middle) to make it absolutely opaque.

I believe Neil's Rice Zombie foulard was 2- 10 momme silks sewn together. Possibly Ruth Rice Crone can verify this.

I have made a new version of the dragon foulard using the common dragon silks available now and a black 8 mm. silk. But I redye the edges of the silk so there is more of a black border to hide the gimmick when it is lapped over it.

The size is depends on the gimmick length. You want the ball to be in the center of the cloth.

Some light lining clothes will work but you must watch for static build up in any of the foulard.
Message: Posted by: -The Scot- (May 9, 2004 12:46PM)
Bill, I will be using a design silk. If it is to be 27", I will use butterfly silks from Silk King Studio. If 36" is the size, I may use one butterfly silk and a standard silk for the back (my side).

Thanks for the help.

Anymore views/opinions?
Message: Posted by: hugmagic (May 9, 2004 04:09PM)
I would suggest you take a 36" silk and a standard silk for the back. Sew them together except for one small area. Turn the entire silk inside out and top sitch the whole unit. This helps to hold the silks together, the edges smooth and handling like one silk instead of two silks.
Message: Posted by: Brent McLeod (May 9, 2004 05:02PM)

Great Advice-Thank you as well!
Message: Posted by: hugmagic (May 9, 2004 08:35PM)
If you have trouble making it up, I can do it for you. I do have one of the redyed dragon zombie foulard still in stock.
Message: Posted by: -The Scot- (May 10, 2004 06:10AM)
Thanks Hugh, that is very kind of you. I will drop you a PM ;)