After year of using needles -and swearing over pinning my fingers or slippery fabrics that get tears from pins- I decided to try something new. Pattern weights, to be exact!
I found some to buy, but they were ridiculously expensive - I mean, they are just weights, I could use stones from outside. Why should I pay more than 20 Euros for ugly plastic coated metal in eye searing colours? So of course I decided to make some myself. I searched for different tutorials and found wrapped ones, sewn ones and finally the plaster ones that Katafalk made. She poured them from plaster with soap molds. I didn't have soap molds but I had something better:
I made Darth Vader pattern weights! I spray painted them black, brushed them with gunmetal colour and did a little clear overcoat. I added scrap metal (old screws, nails and other stuff) while pouring to make them heavier beause my modls are rather small - they are originally for ice cubes...
Do you use pattern weights or pins?