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Materials & Techniques

This section illustrates some of the wide ranging ideas for Roamer character designs. The various Roamer Activity Books contain other suggestions as well as indicating how programming and other educational exercises can be developed around a character. Other ideas will be inspired by exploring the many art, craft and technology books.

The Witch was made by draping black muslin over the Roamer and rolled up paper arms. Artificial animal fur can be obtained from haberdashers or from suppliers to the toy industry.

Using Fabrics

There is a huge variety of materials available with different textures and patterns. One good source of material is old clothes, which can be readily used in Roamer design. All the traditional manufacturing techniques of cutting and sewing can be used.

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