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Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Reply #7140 - Nov 4th, 2021 at 5:39am
 
MikeG wrote on Nov 2nd, 2021 at 7:07am:
seems like nobody wants to make slings anymore.


This sling took almost 6 months to see completion, with 5.8 of those spent tucked in a corner waiting... :
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Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Reply #7141 - Nov 4th, 2021 at 7:27am
 
Caldou wrote on Nov 4th, 2021 at 5:39am:
MikeG wrote on Nov 2nd, 2021 at 7:07am:
seems like nobody wants to make slings anymore.


This sling took almost 6 months to see completion, with 5.8 of those spent tucked in a corner waiting... :
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nice
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Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Reply #7142 - Nov 4th, 2021 at 11:58am
 
MikeG wrote on Nov 2nd, 2021 at 7:07am:
seems like nobody wants to make slings anymore.


My sling-making is currently paralyzed by kittens.  As soon as they take a nap or grow up enough to not attack at the first sight of string, I'll resume... or do it outside.
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Reply #7143 - Nov 4th, 2021 at 1:02pm
 
Caldou wrote on Nov 4th, 2021 at 5:39am:
This sling took almost 6 months to see completion, with 5.8 of those spent tucked in a corner waiting... :

I do like the pumpkin but don't go hiding your handiwork under it! That pouch looks amazing!
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Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Reply #7144 - Nov 4th, 2021 at 1:52pm
 
Kick wrote on Nov 4th, 2021 at 1:02pm:
Caldou wrote on Nov 4th, 2021 at 5:39am:
This sling took almost 6 months to see completion, with 5.8 of those spent tucked in a corner waiting... :

I do like the pumpkin but don't go hiding your handiwork under it! That pouch looks amazing!


I was thinking the same thing. Looks like that bad boy took awhile.
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Reply #7145 - Nov 4th, 2021 at 2:28pm
 
And now the bad looking sling but nonetheless the most precious sling in my collection.
Not because of how it was made, it's just a simple split braid sling with three strand braid.
It's the material I used. It's made out of my mothers hair.
My mother was diagnosed with stomach cancer two months ago. Back then we had some hope she would beat it(again, she already had cancer years ago but she beat it) But there were lots of complications after stomach surgery she went through because of stomach inflamation caused by the tumor. She got an offer for some targeted bio treatment, but in the end that got denied as there is nothing to target as the tumor had already spread into other organs and tissue and as she didn't recover very well from the surgery she also opted to not undergo chemo because it would hurt her much more than just dying from the disease itself. In the end she went home and now is waiting for the certain death with us. She shaved her head and gave me her hair to make a sling out of it so I could throw tennis balls for our dog with it so she could play with it even after death.
I still have enough to make another more good looking one which will have plastic string for reinforcement as bare human hair is very hard to braid when not attached to something compared to jute or sisal.
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Reply #7146 - Nov 4th, 2021 at 2:52pm
 
So sorry to hear that czech.  You have my deepest sympathy.  I hope she's still able to hang around for a while yet.  The sling looks like a fantastic tribute to your mother.
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Reply #7147 - Nov 4th, 2021 at 4:23pm
 
I hope it doesn't seem empty, but you have my deepest sympathy as well. But, how wonderful that she recognizes your interest in slinging enough to give you something to remember her while doing it.
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Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Reply #7148 - Nov 4th, 2021 at 4:28pm
 
Morphy wrote on Nov 4th, 2021 at 1:52pm:
Kick wrote on Nov 4th, 2021 at 1:02pm:
Caldou wrote on Nov 4th, 2021 at 5:39am:
This sling took almost 6 months to see completion, with 5.8 of those spent tucked in a corner waiting... :

I do like the pumpkin but don't go hiding your handiwork under it! That pouch looks amazing!


I was thinking the same thing. Looks like that bad boy took awhile.


In fact, I wove the pouch and twisted the release in less of 2 days of free time, while taking pictures of the process ^^

Here is one of the almost finished sling (can you spot what is stille missing ? )
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Tried it today, it's a good tennisball sling ^^
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Reply #7149 - Nov 4th, 2021 at 4:32pm
 
czechslinger1.0 wrote on Nov 4th, 2021 at 2:28pm:
It's the material I used. It's made out of my mothers hair.

It's both sad AND beautiful, I wish you strengh !
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Reply #7150 - Nov 4th, 2021 at 4:36pm
 
Wow.... I suggest that you use leather to protect the sling and make it last as long as possible. I wish you and your family the best.
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Reply #7151 - Nov 5th, 2021 at 3:40pm
 
My sincere condolences Czech, wishing you the best during these very difficult times.
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Reply #7152 - Nov 5th, 2021 at 3:44pm
 
Another experiment, with pouch dimensions that match the original. It's very thin and lightweight, and I'm very pleased with it's performance.
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Reply #7153 - Nov 5th, 2021 at 4:31pm
 
That texture is crazy! Looks like some sort of leather or scales even though it's linen!
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Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Reply #7154 - Nov 5th, 2021 at 5:56pm
 
Archaic Arms wrote on Nov 5th, 2021 at 3:44pm:
Another experiment, with pouch dimensions that match the original. It's very thin and lightweight, and I'm very pleased with it's performance.


Will there ever be a tutorial ?
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