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The Making of the Dragon Chalkbag, continued: The fleece lining was finished off on top with a band to give it a proper rim, and to make a twist-closure possible. A magnetic clasp, covered with the last leftover bit from … Continue reading

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You might remember my “accidentally” turning a plushy toy rat into a chalkbag for bouldering? Followed by the lion plushy? The lion plushy was actually transformed using several bits and pieces I had already bought for another transformation project – … Continue reading

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I have discovered, ages ago, that I work better with rules that are hard and firm and sort of blankety than with, hm, softer variations or guidelines. That is one of the reasons I blog every weekday (holidays and so … Continue reading

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The inner bag is made from a bright green fleece fabric, consisting of a bottom circle and a fabric tube. The upper rim of the tube has a stiff black band sewn onto it to keep it open. That whole … Continue reading

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Some scrounging around, and I got hold of a flexible strip of plastic that was large enough to bend into a ring – there was the necessary stiffener. After temporarily fixing it with tape, a few drilled holes and some … Continue reading

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So the first thing the little limp lion now needed was some sort of lightweight stiffener for the chalkbag itself. Coincidentally, we had some foamed rubber lying around, so that got conscripted, cut into a fitting wide strip, and sewn … Continue reading

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Last summer, I took home a plushy toy rat, and it miraculously turned into a chalkbag for bouldering. A few days ago, a friend of ours, also a climber/boulderer, had his birthday… and just before the party, we found, by … Continue reading

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