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rjsmith608
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Hey all~
I don't see a feather flower section so I will place it here. I am using David Ginn's Stretching a Rainbow trick next season and was wondering of a way to produce two flower bouquets from it. I really don't want to body load if at all possible so if anyone has an idea how I can produce the flowers from the streamer once it is stretched that would be awsome. I just think that would be a great finally to my silent magic part of the show.

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Jimmy Joza
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What's your objection to or concern about a body load? It can still be deceptive. Richard has a Hoopla routine which I love. I also like his balloon to flowers. And I also like Patrick Page's Barehanded Feather Flower Bouquet Production. All of these require a body load.

However, if you are adamant about not using a body load then how about a table load, a chair load, an assistant load, or other way to steal the load.

I am sure Richard Hughes will chime in here. As might Bob Sanders. And a couple of other folks here who have mentioned they use feather flower productions. So you will definitely get additional advice. I am sure Richard may be even be able to make you a customized Strecthing a Rainbow streamer in which you preload the two flower bouquets. But it will cost you. He has a very nice flower garden foulard (which I have) from which you produce four bouquets. Coincidentally, I had been thinking of asking him about customizing such a streamer.

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rjsmith608
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I am just thinking simplicity and not having to think to hard about making the flowers appear. I also may want to wear short sleeves when performing for day cares.
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Ok. I meant to write earlier but got tied up.

I was going to suggest a body load as it protects the flowers more. You can load it like a dove load. But if you are not wearing a coat it does present a problem.

I can make a streamer with a pocket but that portion of the streamer would be unbendable. In my bouquet's case, it would be a span of about 18" to fit a 5 or 6 bloom bouquet in. If you are going to use a feather duster, I would leave it out and go to spring flowers. If it is not full and big as a feather bouquet, why bother?

It is also possible to steal it out a table as you gather up the streamer. Either a tube or small shelf servante on the back of the table will work. If you work with a box table, you can also load inside the box which covers the angles more. You will want to try to keep the bouquet collapsed as much as possible when stealing it and then reveal it once you have move away from the table. It will take some work to learn how to steal and present this but this is the simplest method.

You can make a servante to hang on a chair or in a two fold screen. It is just a matter of gathering the silk, stealing the bouquet and producing it.

Richard
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Thank you Richard and Jimmy, gives me some food for thought. Richard, sorry you were all tied up. Glad to see you could escape. The first time I tried a rope tie they had to cut me loose. lol... But that is another story.
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RJS,

Two Richards in the same thread. Transpositions may occur!

Richard Hughes above makes the Cadillacs of feather flowers. The good stuff is always handmade anyway. Good feather flowers can easily last you 25-30 years. So I recommend that you just call Richard and talk it over. Make the investment and have him custom make your props for you. Richard is also no stranger to custom silk work to include art work and custom colors. Custom streamers are a piece of cake for him. I'm just the silk importer; Richard makes them into magic props.

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On 2005-11-17 16:07, rjsmith608 wrote:
Hey all~
I don't see a feather flower section so I will place it here. I am using David Ginn's Stretching a Rainbow trick next season and was wondering of a way to produce two flower bouquets from it. I really don't want to body load if at all possible so if anyone has an idea how I can produce the flowers from the streamer once it is stretched that would be awsome. I just think that would be a great finally to my silent magic part of the show.

Richard
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Richard -

If I recall correctly, the "Stretching the Rainbow" routine only uses two little rainbow silk streamers, 1"x40", and a TT. That's not much of a cover to produce bouquets from.

Am I correct in remembering David's routine, and the props involved?

- Donald
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If that is the case, I would transform the silks into a larger streamer or silks to give more cover.

Richard
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Bob Sanders
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Something I see magicians fail to use when the opportunity is there is producing feather flowers under cover of a silk streamer, but not IN the silk streamer. The motion and coverage of a moving silk streamer is a golden opportunity for body loads and loads from tables assistants, etc.

Scheme!

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The thumbtip streamers have the same design as some of the 2 inch by 48 inch or 4 inch by 12 foot streamers that I have seen. You could make a load bag out of stretch material, and then fold one of the 2 inch streamers and sew it down the sides like a long envelope. Place this over the load bag leaving the bottom open and hold it among the stretch a rainbow and you will never see it. Years ago when we did a big show we did the whole flower bit and made the same load bag with a Rice Streamer. I always thought it was odd that magicians would use a black load bag. With the same color streamer you really got away clean. The reason you make a stretch bag is that the silk streamer is not strong enough to hold the flowers. You could get this off your table and the kids would never know. Something to think about.
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Jef,

You are right on target. I've never understood the need for all the black either. I use green or purple all the time where others use black. (And everyone thinks all that stuff is body loaded. I wish I had the room! LOL)

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Bob,

Same here, I use my old worn out or stained silks for load bags;no matter what color. I never throw a silk away, they have so many uses.
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If you are doing the Hawaiian Lei ending that David shows here:

http://www.musiclyricsatoz.com/video_DBmxx-u3jBw.html

then maybe the bouquet could be in your necktie. Better yet, have a color-changing necktie that changes from a plain or polka-dot necktie into a rainbow tie-dye necktie and THEN get the flowers.
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