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Sair Blades
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  • Cincinnati, OH
  • United States
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Phineas Wotan Sprockett, O.C.C. commented on Sair Blades's group Steampunk Stitching Association
"Prof. Argon,     Thanks.   Must see this.  Love the plaids!"
22 hours ago
Professor Argon Bats commented on Sair Blades's group Steampunk Stitching Association
"I just watched Kingsman: the secret service, and thoroughly enjoyed it for the light entertainment that it is. Well-tailored (Savile Row) bespoke suits and impeccable oxfords are enough to give it steampunk appeal, but the training jumpsuits made…"
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Lois Rideout joined Sair Blades's group
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Steampunk Stitching Association

A united association for seamstresses, tailors and crafters of the steampunk variety from all across the globe and sky. Come in, sharpen your scissors, thread your needle and enjoy conversation with fellow creative types!See More
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Professor Argon Bats commented on Sair Blades's group Steampunk Stitching Association
"Thank you Ryan, very informative. I have no intention to attempt metal casting myself, but very much enjoyed the education. Sand - of course. Makes sense. What a wonderful material."
Feb 17
Ryan Grimm commented on Sair Blades's group Steampunk Stitching Association
"Plaster is often used in small-scale production or one-offs, usually when doing lost-wax casting.  Care must be used, as plaster contains a lot of the water used in forming it, and of too much remains it can instantly boil and explode when…"
Feb 17
Ryan Grimm commented on Sair Blades's group Steampunk Stitching Association
"The patterns, if not used too heavily, were of very hard wood, such as rock maple, some pine or other very hard woods.  Indeed, some of the wood was so hard it was machined in much the same manner as the metal parts, although more…"
Feb 17
Professor Argon Bats commented on Sair Blades's group Steampunk Stitching Association
"I imagine it was! What do you cast the negative mold in, from the wood? Clay or a gypsum plaster? Is it a multiple-step process? I have wondered what would withstand the heat of the final metal casting, but not itself be so hot as to burn off the…"
Feb 16
Ryan Grimm commented on Sair Blades's group Steampunk Stitching Association
"Part of my apprenticeship, and later career as a machinist was as a pattern maker.  I made a variety of gear patter4ns, not to mention tubs, housings, pretty much anything you can mention.It was MUCH easier to make a pattern of wood and cast it…"
Feb 16
Professor Argon Bats commented on Sair Blades's group Steampunk Stitching Association
"I was looking for inspiration for gear designs, and came across this wonderful website. Truly beautiful antique gears in many wondrous designs."
Feb 15
Leslie Orton commented on Sair Blades's group Steampunk Stitching Association
"              Steampunk Newspaper The Aether Chronicle #23: Abigail Thompson Reunites With Husband on St. Valentine’s Day! New Trend in Romance--Courtship by Post and Marriage by…"
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Steampunk Stitching Association

A united association for seamstresses, tailors and crafters of the steampunk variety from all across the globe and sky. Come in, sharpen your scissors, thread your needle and enjoy conversation with fellow creative types!See More
Jan 27
Professor Argon Bats replied to Sair Blades's discussion What's in YOUR project basket? in the group Steampunk Stitching Association
"Working on now: 1896 day dress. Took some WIP shots, see here for long-winded detailed construction process."
Jan 25
Professor Argon Bats replied to Sair Blades's discussion What's in YOUR project basket? in the group Steampunk Stitching Association
"Thank you! These backdrops are in walking distance from home, and turned out to do very well for a little promenade / photo shoot. The stone wall is an old church building now used a small local library, the fenced-in area is an old covered water…"
Jan 12
Phineas Wotan Sprockett, O.C.C. replied to Sair Blades's discussion What's in YOUR project basket? in the group Steampunk Stitching Association
"Stunning!-----Just stunning!    (Love your "setting"---I can create a story from your photograph)."
Jan 12
Professor Argon Bats replied to Sair Blades's discussion What's in YOUR project basket? in the group Steampunk Stitching Association
"We finally took some photos of the winter wool ensemble - 1887 bustle dress: Late bustle afternoon outfit; wool twill and rayon velvet, the latter dyed to match. Bodice from Ageless patterns 1887 pattern, underskirt from Truly Victorian, asymetrical…"
Jan 11
Leslie Orton commented on Sair Blades's group Steampunk Stitching Association
"            Steampunk Newspaper The Aether Chronicle #19: "Springheel" Jack The Ripper CAPTURED!!!! Courtesans Armed with Deadly Fans Seek Justice! Miss Amelia Owen Kibbey…"
Oct 30, 2014
23 year old graduate in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of Cincinnati. Seamstress, masochist crafter, flailing driver of the Steam Powered Crab of Cincinnati.

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The Adventures of the daring Wolfie and the less than Daring Sair on a time traveling venture to the middle ages!

Posted on July 9, 2009 at 7:43am 0 Comments

This weekend, Wolfie and I gathered a group of gypsies, pirates and princesses and ventured down though time to the Highland Renaissance Faire. We had a lovely time and happened to meet Travis there, and I highly recommend everyone go and visit while you still can because it's the end of their season already.



There were a number of merchants present who were interested in tapping into the demographic of the mid to late 1800s, and I promised I'd pass their information along if they so… Continue

Machine-get

Posted on June 27, 2009 at 2:12pm 0 Comments

I am in love with my graduation present, a shiny new Singer sewing machine.



Now my head is swimming with projects that I can accomplish in record time. I also have the tail end of an outfit I'm working on, that I'd like to have presentable by the 11th, and working on more foundation garments.



So many foundation garments. If I start now I might be done by the time a season rolls around that I'll be willing to wear a chamise, bloomers, corset, petticoat and… Continue

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At 8:04am on May 22, 2011, Jolly Roger said…
Happiest birthday greetings;)
At 5:29pm on January 9, 2011, Paddy O'Morgda said…
good day fellow Cincinnatian...  New to the Steampunk scene, fan of the genre for a long time in it's written form. Hoping to find fellow Locals.
At 5:13am on December 3, 2010, k u said…
Happy Holidays & Happy New Year Sair!! May your holiday season be filled with brass gears & copper cogs. May your new year be filled with endless steam.
At 2:03pm on November 29, 2010, Zee said…
I was poking around the site and I realized your profile picture is a dead ringer for one of my current outfits.

Great minds think alike?
At 9:47am on May 22, 2010, Noah Meernaum said…
Lady Blades,

As I have erred in addressing you as a Sir in the past. hopefully you have forgiven me this regretable gender misnomer. It appears we share the same day for a birthday (why mine is not listed in this larger realm is something of a mystery). Hope that you have a wonderful birthday, and perhaps us Gemini's shall pair up in person at some future point.
At 5:50pm on September 20, 2009, Aloysius Fox said…
Good to see you again. I hope that you, Wolfie, and more can make it to the Salon in October.
At 1:22pm on September 18, 2009, Aloysius Fox said…
Glad to see that your back in steampunk circulation. Will you remain in the Queen City for a bit longer or is post graduate life taking you away soon?
At 2:17pm on August 2, 2009, Capt. Anthony LaGrange said…
Yes, every little bit helps thank you kindly!
At 8:25pm on August 1, 2009, Aloysius Fox said…
Sair, you really should try to come out with us to the Southgate House on August 13th to see the Two Man Gentlemen Band; especially seeing you are missing our other two events this month. It's a great show and you'll love it!
At 5:20pm on July 29, 2009, Capt. Anthony LaGrange said…
Hello Miss Blades, i was wondering if you had a higher resolution format of the OSS flag that I might be able to use to make a full size one?
 
 
 

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