Friday, 27 November 2009

Miniature Chicken Wire Update...

After my plea on Monday for any ideas on miniature chicken wire. Michelle from Michelle's Mad World, emailed me to say she had a small piece of material in her stash and would I like it.
It came today and its brilliant, just the right scale and feels like plastic and very flexible.
Thank you so much Michelle, just need to plan out what I'm doing before I start cutting. Watch this space.


13 comments:

nikkinikkinikki72 said...

Oooh its lovely. Quite strange i think its lovely but it is anyway.
Do you know where Michele got it from?
I want to make some cupboards with mesh like this.

Kathi said...

Looks like chicken wire to me! :)
I was thinking...
That maybe you could stick one of those little hexagon wrench thingys in the holes to shape them? Don't think it would work on plastic though...
Can't wait to see what you do with this great gift!

dale said...

Curiousity is getting the better of me, what is it? lol ;)

Lize said...

What strange mini things you can find!

rosanna said...

So good. And very useful as well. Same question than nikki: where does Michele get it from? It would be interesting to know. Have brilliant day. Here the weather is lovely after days of grey dull sky. Hugs Rosanna

Norma said...

Tulle works well too! I've just used it on a pantry door, wouldn't have thought of it myself, have to thank Linda Carswell at une-petite-folie for the tip, and be careful because there are two 'weights' of tulle and for this purpose you need the heavier one.

Josje said...

I have similar stuff I bought from a model railway shop. It is aluminum wire mesh used to build the hills etc. on a railway display. It has the perfect scale.
It is made by 'Heki' from Germany (article #3107 Alu-Drahtgewebe für den Geländebau).
Hope this is helpful to you.

Michelle's Mad World said...

I can't wait to see the cages you make Debbie! :o)

I wish I knew what 'it' was! lol I thought my Mother gave it to me...she has renovated and upholstered armchairs I thought it was some sort of seating enforcement....I vaguely remember it being part of some packaging! It’s substantial stuff in it’s own way.

You could use fine petit-point material (it’s sturdy but flexible)and remove every other thread and the dye the required colour, or use one of those little draw-string bags that you put your washing machine tablets in and dye it. :o)

Michelle xx

Sabiha Barkey said...

Hi Debbie...so kind of Michelle to sent you this piece of chicken wire.

You can also use some tule for chicken wire,paint it silver and it looks just like the real thing! I used it for some doors in a cupboard.You also can use the fabric you have to put at your windows to keep the musquitos out.

I hope this is helpful to you?

X,Sabiha

kimsminiatures said...

Perfect....ask and you shall receive. Cyber friends are the best. Looks like some fun stuff. Can't wait to see what you do with it. Hugs! Kim

kimsminiatures said...

I think it is the material they use on screen doors and windows.They sell it at the hardware stores here.
Sure looks like it to me! Hugs again~ Kim

cockerina said...

Hello Debby!! I used the tulle to make a mosquito net to the kitchen window of my dollhouse, you can see in the picture nr 4 in this post
http://leminisdicockerina.blogspot.com/2009/09/la-mia-casetta.html

regard to the cage of chicken: sold in hardware networks more suitable plastic or iron ...
good start to the week!
PS I'm glad you're feeling better!
Caterina

Oberon's Wood said...

Hello Debbie...it's lovely to meet you...thank you for following me!

Your followers look a strange bunch...I should fit right in...he he!
Looking forward to seeing what happens with the "chicken" wire...

(The verification word is "cringe"...is that significant?!)

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