2015-03-05 (Th) CYBORG Shirt COMPLETED

I'm ready for Mars Con this evening. Of course all that means is that I made a shirt. If you're able to stop by around 5 this evening I'll be on a panel about Transhumanism along with some folks from TC Transhumanists. I don't know what to expect. Wish me luck.

Enough background.

A black hoodie was purchased for this project. The shirt was stretched across the large plastic lid of a storage container by tying the sleeves in a knot. An 11"x17" sheet of paper was printed with the
graphic printed in the center. The letters were cut out with a sharp knife and the internal "islands" of the letters were also carefully cut out. A glue stick was used on the back of the paper to hold it against the stretched fabric.


The fabric shifted for several reasons.
  • The plastic lid was not a flat plane.
  • The shirt was not firmly affixed to the lid.
  • The glue was not strong.
 This shifting led to the paper releasing from the fabric which had to be removed and glue was reapplied.

Paper removed from shirt

The size of the paper, 11"x17", was chosen since the large size would shield more of the shirt but the larger perimeter proved to be difficult to hold in place so it became more difficult to work with. Ideally a small piece of adhesive-backed paper would have been used and large swathes of tape would have been applied to the edges.

Cardboard protecting the edges

Finished spraying

The edges of the paper lifted considerably and were held as well as possible but paint leaked under the paper and cardboard leaving paint remnants.

But it's a comfortable shirt.

If this procedure were attempted again the following changes would be made.
  • Flat surface to go inside the shirt like cardboard, mdf or wood on both sides of a plastic lid.
  • Method of affixing the shirt, like large clips or carpentry clamps.
  • Small sheet of adhesive paper instead of glued printer paper.

The rest of the posts for this project have been arranged by date.

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