Classically British Location: Epsom, Surrey, England Member Since: 23rd Sep 2001 Total posts: 5687
Posted:Hmm - without wanting to scorch the grass is tricky, as you're then looking into metal structures with wicking attached. If you can't mark the grass at all, it would really need to be kevlar as towelling would disintergrate and fall onto the grass.
To make them quick lighting, you can use a more volatile fuel over a paraffin base - e.g. you could use lighter-fuel on one end to make sure that it catches quickly, then just let the paraffin do the rest of the work.
If this is going to be infront of the stage, you'll want to consider smoke as well - don't want to blind/choke the audiance (or performer).
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GeoffonTour04 enthusiast Location: Oxford Member Since: 30th Nov 2005 Total posts: 360
Posted:I'd use some 2x1, cut into 6" lengths & notched at one end, stake that into the ground & string some hessian or cheap rope (not polyester) along the top.
Do make sure nobody is sat too close when you light it though.
HoP mage and keeper of the fireballs Location: Palmerston North Member Since: 4th Nov 2005 Total posts: 1965
Posted:I use those wicker torches you can get from the garden center.
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ThelemicPotter newbie Location: Buffalo NY Member Since: 8th Aug 2007 Total posts: 29
Posted:White paper bags, filled with an inch of sand, with a tea light or votive candle. Luminaries are easy, effective, and cheap.
jimwalker burn baby burn Location: silverstone uk Member Since: 17th Sep 2009 Total posts: 6
Posted:RE: PAPER BAGS THIS IS A REALLY GOOD IDEA- I'VE USED PAPER BAGS TO MARK OUT PATHS AND LABYRINTHS AND IS REALLY EFFECTIVE- TEA LIGHTS LAST FOR AGES AND ANY PAPER BAG WILL DO...THE STRIPEY ONES FROM SWEET SHOPS OR BROWN ONES FROM MARKETS ARE EXCELLENT-
ALSO ITS PRETTY SIMPLE TO LIFT THE TURF A SPADES WIDTH IF YOU GAN GET PERMISSION AND HAVE A LITTLE TIME!!
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