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Crazy Zouave
08-03-2003, 20:57
After many attempts I've found another method to make the Austrian knot on the sleeves of CSA officers. I tried iron-on transfers and painted cloth but neither hand the effect I wanted. I saw the pictures of SST Jackson and Stuart and I wanted that same effect, but I couldn't figure out how they did it. Then tonight I happened across "metallic" thread at the craft store. I soaked it in Elmer's glue, then applied super glue at the junctions with a brush application to work it into shape. Then I applied super glue sparingly to the backside and attached it to the sleeve. It looks really good. Have a look below.

The picture is of a James Longstreet I have in progress. Take a look at the second picture and you can see the sleeve detail.

http://home.nycap.rr.com/lathfam/braid1.jpg

http://home.nycap.rr.com/lathfam/braid2.jpg