Hello, I'm looking for some information about DIY wick covers. I'd like to make some for a craft swap and am realizing now that I have no idea what material to use as a lining for fuel and water resistance. Which one does Home of Poi use, for example? And does anyone know of any online tutorials? I think I have an idea for a design but wouldn't mind seeing what else is out there. Thank you.
Baby socks, scotch guarded.
or small pleather bags.
I just used some stretchy shiny spandex that matches my fire hoop. made them smaller than my wicks so that they stretch on. I made them just so that i wouldn't get soot everywhere my fire hoop went so i wasnt really thinking of them being water or chemical resistant. they've been great. i spin with white gas cause i cant STAND the smell of kerosene and how it makes everything else near it REAK! so im not to worried about left over fuel remaining on my covers. the design i used was simple, a really long rectangle folded in half and sewn on the sides leaving one end open to stick the wick in. i also sewed some elastic around the opening but i don't think it was really necessary. spandex is nice because you dont have to finish your seams because there is no fraying. hope that helps!
I use little Crown Royal bags. They are the purple felt drawstring bags that come with any bottle of Crown Royal. They are the perfect size to slip over your wicks and then close the drawstring at the bottom. They are awesome! I don't drink Crown Royal so I just went into the liquor store and asked if they had them and they gave them to me for free!
Thanks for the responses!
I find cotton or plant fibers are not very good for kevlar. They cause lots of friction making wicks become frayed or fuzzy. I use soft suede fabric to make my wick covers. Suede also last longer and can handle lots of use. I also use a water resistance treatment on the outside of the wick covers. I do not use it inside because it does get on the wicks. You never want to place a wet wick in a wick cover no matter the material. the gas can cause the fabric to degrade faster than usual. Also if you know how to sew a pillow case you can make wick covers.