I think I'm going to invest in one of those skookum wool robes sold by Twin Roses. I'm a little concerned that they will be too heavy. As soon as someone says “all wool” or "felt", you think winter coat. I’m not saying I want to be walking around in a 90 degree summer day, but I do want to be comfortable at conventions. I'm also concerned if they are itchy at all (again maybe just a wool stereotype). Does anyone have a wool version of their robes or know of them? They also apparently have a wool blend. Does anyone have any experience with these?
Post by ZahcStarKiller on Oct 29, 2015 4:14:22 GMT -5
I don't have a robe but I just got a tunic set from twin roses. Very nice stuff. I imagine the cotton robe would be nice as well, and more comfortable. It's not a very thin material, but not very thick either.
Either way you go, I still endorse your choice to go with TR. Top notch products.
Post by Luke Skywalker on Oct 29, 2015 6:48:11 GMT -5
For accuracy the wool is the way to go. I've had my twin rose for many years now and it's perfect. I troop a couple of times a year. You can see some of my pics in our costume section. The wool robe is a bit heavy and can get how at times. I get hot easily and I seem to pull it off. Most places I've trooped are air conditioned. I dont think I'd dons summer parade in it.
The nice thing about this robe is the entrance it makes. It flows out and billows nicely for a commanding entrance.
I don't like itchy either. It doesn't bother me. I'm bald so the hood sits right on my head and neck. I never really think about it being itchy once it's on. It's a soft wool compared to some old wool blankets we have. Your tunic will cover most of your skin anyway so itching is cut down to a minimum.
The big con to the felt robes is that over time they will pill. I've trooped in my robe for at least a dozen times and it looks just as new as the day Andrea/TRD shipped it to me.
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Jun 23, 2017 16:24:16 GMT -5
ARKM: Sadly no. Well, that's not entirely true. I did finish writing it but did not perform the steps and take pics of said steps.
Jun 23, 2017 16:26:30 GMT -5
ARKM: So it's like "Step 5: Using the high temperature temp, tape the paper with the design on it onto the metal part to be etched."
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ARKM: ... but there's no Pic 4.
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profezzorn: from other things I've read it's just PNP blue with some heat and pressure applied, right?
Jun 23, 2017 16:37:26 GMT -5
ARKM: Some use that. I could not get successful results with it but others have.
Jun 23, 2017 16:47:16 GMT -5
profezzorn: so what do you use?
Jun 23, 2017 16:47:36 GMT -5
ARKM: I personally use glossy magazine pages. I just rip a page out of a magazine and put it in the printer. The pages have to be the right thickness for the printer though. Too thin and they rip in the printer.
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