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Sunday, 29 April 2018

The fabric cement plant pot experiment

Tony went off to the footie an hour ago and I have been up to mischief already.... :-)  Look what I'm in the process of making.... Fabric Cement Pots.....  I saw them on good ole You Tube and had to try my hand at them  I have made two and they are currently drying in the conservatory as it is drizzling outside.

I put an old sheet down on the floor and then put a big sheet of old plywood to work on. This is an experiment and I have no idea how well they will dry.  I will let you know in a few days.



It needs to be thinner than this as the fabric soaks up a lot of the water. Or perhaps soak the fabric first... 

An old curtain that I was given. I cut the best bits off to keep for another project. Soak it thoroughly in the cement/sand mix. 


I couldn't bring myself to throw away the hem that I had cut off. I soaked it in the cement and added it around what will be the bottom of the pot. The image implies that it is straight sided.  It is actually quite flared.  I really am looking forward to seeing how it dries.









5 comments:

  1. Interesting! I''m looking forward to seeing how it turns out too.

    Does your husband leave home wistfully wondering what things will look like when he returns? :D

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    1. He looks forward to seeing what I have made each time he goes. It doesn't usually involve this kind of mess though.

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  2. Wow, can't wait to see the result, can see you making a lot of these if they turn out okay.
    Briony
    x

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