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Author Topic: Has anyone made a fabric folding fan?  (Read 479 times)
ForestB
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« on: October 25, 2016, 04:40:21 am »

I am interested in making a folding fan, as I lost my cheap ready made one at Dragon Con this year. Has anyone ever constructed a fabric fan? I can't seem to find a coherent tutorial when I search on Google... Also, what fabric is best for fan making? I have quite a collection of interesting bits of fabric..
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« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2016, 08:55:06 am »

Greetings My Good Forrest

I offer for your entertainmnt and elucidation the results of tonights meager snurfing:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BSnqoLjasw8
https://www.pinterest.com/pin/187954984421560601/
https://www.pinterest.com/pin/302233824970295862/
http://www.wikihow.com/Make-a-Chinese-Fan
http://www.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=95386


for the more serious student, I offer:
http://www.wodefordhall.com/sensu.htm
http://japamon.com/
http://www.craftsman-times.com/cgi-bin/craft/zpage.cgi?id=79
http://jpninfo.com/17478
http://www.instructables.com/id/Folding-brass-fan-with-etched-designs/
http://www.kyuhoshi.com/2014/09/17/japanese-hand-fans/



you can find more via
https://www.google.com/search?q=diy+oriental+fan&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8
https://www.google.com/search?q=how+to+make+a+japanese+fan
https://www.google.com/search?q=how+to+make+a+sensu+fan&start=20

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« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2016, 05:10:02 pm »

Thanks for all of those links, Prof. I really wish I had the time/money/skill to make something like that brass fan! I think I have an idea of what it takes to construct what I want now..
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« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2016, 09:30:17 pm »

I made a lace fan which looks lovely.  I started with ready-made sticks from a torn cheapo paper fan and glued lace, then edging lace, then painted bits then added a few sequins.

The major problem is that it does not snap open, it rather takes its time and I have to hurry-it along with my fingers.
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« Reply #4 on: October 28, 2016, 08:53:18 pm »

A particularly interesting folding fan, https://youtu.be/KolHYBojRzI?list=PLUUGFk1wE5OHqeNDwp2q9_ZiPqKlWNc6V Kitana's War Fans (Mortal Kombat X)- MAN AT ARMS: REFORGED
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« Reply #5 on: October 28, 2016, 09:33:41 pm »

Oh My!
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« Reply #6 on: October 29, 2016, 06:35:13 am »

whilst offering any due respect to the fictional combat fans,
I would like to point out that the Mulan Gong Fan style was amazingly effective using even bamboo slat fans against
opponents armed with steel swords. If that is not enough, there were combat fans created with sword-steel ribs and silk fabric.

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« Reply #7 on: October 31, 2016, 09:39:12 am »

Oh My!

Indeed!

Want want want.
I feel a project coming on.
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« Reply #8 on: October 31, 2016, 06:19:43 pm »

I doesn't snap open because of all that stuff you've glued on.  If you just use thin silk and a little glue, it's more flexible and snappier.
Got any friends who travel?  One of mine brought me a lovely snappy fan from Spain.

<snip>glued lace, then edging lace, then painted bits then added a few sequins.
The major problem is that it does not snap open, it rather takes its time and I have to hurry-it along with my fingers.
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