minstrel: Re: harp case
azaleaviola at hotmail.com
Fri Nov 4 15:45:59 PST 2005
hi there :) go for the modern case and make it look "period". I do the same
thing with coolers. I cover them with brown butcher paper (paper-mache) and
stain it with wood stain mixed with polyurethane and it looks like leather!
make little straps and but brass fittings where you'd like or
whatever...here's the article I wrote for the coolers to help you out :)
it's also the same thing I did for my instrument case :) word of advice:
don't make the glue mixture too watery.......have fun!
your focus defines your reality
>I remember a 16th century account of an Irish harpist who sat on his case,
>described as a leather harp bag, for his performance. Sorry, but I can't
>remember the exact reference.
>Personally, the carrying case is the one thing that I go modern on
>(ballistic nylon). Darn thing's too expensive to risk. I imagine a
>professionally made leather harp case would be fine, but I don't trust my
>skills enough to make a historically accurate, yet safe, case. I wrap my
>case up in woolen blankets for period encampment purposes.
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