Geek Craft Sunday – Tribbles

This week I am highlighting our tribbles. I started making them a year ago and they’ve joined us in countless shows, as well as at our first con, Ad Astra. Happy 1st Birthday, Tribbles! It’s been quite the year!

Holodeck Tribble multiplication
Holodeck Tribble multiplication

Holodeck Tribble selfie
Holodeck Tribble selfie
Holodeck Tribble party
Holodeck Tribble party

The tribbles are made with artificial fur and polyester stuffing. They are machine sewn and then hand-sewn closed with a Dandies tag. If you want to learn how to make them, there are tons of tutorial on the web and tribbles are also in The Star Trek Craft Book. But if you want to avoid doing any work because work is dumb, you can get your very own from us for some gold-plated latinum!

But why just have a basic tribble, when you can have a special tribble? Like our very own Ensign Doonot “Troibly” Removetag! The comm badge is also Andie-made and will be blogged later on Geek Craft Sunday.

ensign tribble by Andie Leathley
Ensign Tribble by Andie Leathley

Or Tribblebacca, which was made for our frequent guests of Holodeck Follies and friends, Copy Red Leader, with a custom-branded bandoleer. “May the Fourth be with you!” says Tribblebacca.

Tribblebaca - pouch view
Tribblebaca – pouch view

What custom tribble should I make next?

Dale thinks Errol will request Doctor Who tribbles. What tribble would you like to see?