Re: Have you considered carrot bags with tips?

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Posted by Nick on October 17, 2002 at 20:34:23:

In reply to: Re: Have you considered carrot bags with tips? posted by Catherine Cartwright-Jones on October 17, 2002 at 00:05:34:

I never said you couldn't do moroccan work with a carrot bag... i
said it's hard to do *effective* moroccan work, and by effective i
mean authentic. The lines *must* be very straight and very uniform...
which is something i don't see to a high enough degree with carrot
bags. With a jac bottle, my lines are absolutely straight and very
very uniform, all the time. Dots must be round, no pointy edges, no
fiddly things on the ends of lines, etc.

As to speedslinging with a jac, i have done a great deal of it... one
of my favorite projects was 2 giant lifelike ferns running up both my
legs, ankle to above the knee. I finished them in under 25 minutes
total. When i henna for money at work, i often find that i finish the
design so quickly that i go back and make it look like i am "touching
up" just so that people are sure they got their money's worth.
I think that design is Tunisian, rather than Moroccan.

: : The dissing of jac bottles does not always hold true... i can
: : speedsling with a jac just as fast as any carrot bag weilding
: : and there are some things that carrot bags just can't do...
: : Moroccan henna work for instance.
: : I've only rarely cramped miserably from my jac bottles...
: I've never seen anyone speeesling with a jac bottle .... so I could
: wrong there. I can't see how you could expand to LARGE work with a
: jac, and that's something I'm very fond of doing.
: But ... I'll dispute that you can't do Moroccan work with a naked
: carrot bag. I can do it no prob. If a tool suits you, you can do
: damn near anything with it. For instance ... if you're a great
: harpist, you can play jazz and rock on harp. Just depends on how
: comfortable you are with your tools.
: This is one of Erfan's North African patterns from his upcoming book
: ... (yes, TapDancing Lizard will have it soon!)


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