June 15, 2009
My Iron Chef Battle Velcro piece- finished! Phew!
I'm calling my creation: "Ravioli con Tentacoli di Polpo" or: Ravioli with Octopus Tentacles. (It's much more fun to say "polpo"- don't you think? :D)
My secret ingredient was tough to figure out what to do with. I brainstormed for weeks off and on trying to decide what could work. I wanted to make a food item directly out of the velcro itself as well as adding a plush element to my dish.
The ravioli are 2" velcro pieces cut, stuffed, and sewn. I used my pinking shears to cut the edges into a fluted pattern.
I came up with the idea of octopus tentacles when I was brainstorming food sources that were sticky. The "suckers" on the tentacles are also velcro- with orange felt accents to make them look like the suction cups.
For the tentacles, it was my first attempt at sewing dimensionally- which resulted in lots of swearing (and prototypes) saturday as I tried to figure it out. :D
I couldn't find a plate in the mediterranean blue that I wanted, so I ended up sewing one.
Check out the Plush Team blog to see all the creative entries and different ingredient battles.