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Posted by earthsea, on 2005-01-04 03:17:17

carpet fibre

Hi all, can u help me in suggesting ways i can construct a close up of carpet fibres? each strand of carpet fibre needs to be at least 3-4cm wide. Thank you!~ :)

Posted by Buzby, on 2005-01-04 03:26:24

First thing that came to mind was wool, but thats not going to be thick enough. Its a tricky one, will most probably be trying to figure it out all day! x(

Posted by Strider, on 2005-01-04 03:42:21

If I'm picturing the same kind of carpet fiber you're talking about, I'd probably use short pieces of rope. You could probably dye it whatever color you want. Or are you thinking of something different?

Posted by earthsea, on 2005-01-07 01:51:01

hi guys, the carpet i tot of using are of naturalistic textures and color. also tot of using rope but will hv to insert sticks or wires to hold the fibres up. any other tots u hv on this?

Posted by Nick H, on 2005-01-09 21:57:50

My only idea was the same as Strider's. Use rope. It would be good if you had something like a Bed of Nails with nails or sharpened wire sticking up, so you could stab the rope pieces onto the spikes. If they need to animate, use armature wire, if they need to stay put, use nails. You can lightly spray paint each length of rope to adjust the colour a little, before you attach them. You can do either cut pile or loop pile. Do you have to match a wider shot of a particular real carpet?

Posted by Antony, on 2005-01-13 03:50:02

I would use rope and unravel the twisted strands a little to work a piece of steel wire through the middle. Once the wire was inserted then just wind it up tight again. If the rope had a tendency to unwinde again add a little glue to the interior when you wind it up. Antony