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by Barefoot Leather
Sat Oct 26, 2013 8:19 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Cleaning a canvas tent?
Replies: 8
Views: 2973

Re: Cleaning a canvas tent?

Thanks for all the suggestions folks. I've done the brushing thing (sadly not a huge success...) and I'm going to try the pressure washing next. If that fails, it looks like I'm off to Sidmouth!

Cheers,

Ray
by Barefoot Leather
Sun Sep 29, 2013 12:19 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Cleaning a canvas tent?
Replies: 8
Views: 2973

Re: Cleaning a canvas tent?

No idea, Steve. Could you?
by Barefoot Leather
Fri Sep 27, 2013 3:42 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Cleaning a canvas tent?
Replies: 8
Views: 2973

Cleaning a canvas tent?

The end of the season has left me with a rather grubby set of canvas walls that desperately need cleaning before it all starts again... For lots of reasons I can't do this myself. I'm aware of two companies who offer this service but I wondered if anyone had had their tent cleaned and how it all wor...
by Barefoot Leather
Fri May 18, 2012 12:25 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Looking for a supplier of eating knives / sets
Replies: 4
Views: 2557

Re: Looking for a supplier of eating knives / sets

Thanks all - t'would appear I have it sorted!

Ray Barefoot
by Barefoot Leather
Thu May 10, 2012 11:28 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Looking for a supplier of eating knives / sets
Replies: 4
Views: 2557

Looking for a supplier of eating knives / sets

Having hunted high and low, I still need a wholesale supplier of eating knife /sets can anyone oblige?

A call to 01584 873633 would be very much appreciated.

Ray Barefoot
by Barefoot Leather
Thu Dec 30, 2010 1:52 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Long belts made from short lengths of leather?
Replies: 5
Views: 1500

Re: Long belts made from short lengths of leather?

I found a couple here, but they both seemed to use very short lengths - maybe just 6" long - with additional material fixed on top; whereas the one I remember used longer pieces. I guess I need to go through all the Larsdatter reference again more carefully - many thanks for the kind reminder. ...
by Barefoot Leather
Wed Dec 29, 2010 10:03 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Long belts made from short lengths of leather?
Replies: 5
Views: 1500

Re: Long belts made from short lengths of leather?

I have seen several pics that suggest some belts may have been made from two or three butt jointed pieces of leather (either as a repair/extension or simply because a long length wasn't available) but the pic I'm looking for is one that shows short (possibly around 10" to 12") lengths of l...
by Barefoot Leather
Mon Dec 27, 2010 7:10 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Long belts made from short lengths of leather?
Replies: 5
Views: 1500

Long belts made from short lengths of leather?

Has anyone got any suggestions, references or provenance for long waist belts made up from short lengths of leather. I know I've seen pics but can't find 'em again now I need 'em. Doh!

Any help gratefully received.

Thanks,

Ray
by Barefoot Leather
Mon Dec 06, 2010 6:06 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Advice for a new trader
Replies: 22
Views: 4112

Re: Advice for a new trader

Got the roofrack, tried the trailer and definitely want a van!

Ray
by Barefoot Leather
Mon Dec 06, 2010 7:24 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Advice for a new trader
Replies: 22
Views: 4112

Re: Advice for a new trader

Another question - they just keep coming... I'm currently using an estate car to move my gear but it is getting harder to squeeze everything inside (especially tent poles). I don't have storage space for a trailer so feel a high top Renault Master type van is going to be the next move. Would anyone ...
by Barefoot Leather
Sun Dec 05, 2010 5:40 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Advice for a new trader
Replies: 22
Views: 4112

Re: Advice for a new trader

Let me get this right, Having parted the punters from their hard earned wonga, I'll need a coat complete with a secret, multi-pocketed built in wallet and the services of a thin, young (and latently aggressive) demonstrator who can then guard the iron bound trunk, cunningly disguised as a loaf of br...
by Barefoot Leather
Sun Dec 05, 2010 1:37 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Advice for a new trader
Replies: 22
Views: 4112

Re: Advice for a new trader

I like the idea of a 'going rate' for demonstrating - can you elaborate please? As I may have mentioned, I have had a season of attending shows (albeit mostly small ones) and the demonstrating thing has already become an issue as I know for certain I can't do both but can still see a requirement. I ...
by Barefoot Leather
Sun Dec 05, 2010 12:04 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Advice for a new trader
Replies: 22
Views: 4112

Re: Advice for a new trader

Anyone got any suggestions for security at shows? I've seen all kinds of arrangements including tin boxes, wooden tills and aprons worn by the stall holder. They all seem a little bit insecure to me. Having heard some horror stories of pick-pockets and midnight callers I'm starting to think a huge i...
by Barefoot Leather
Wed Dec 01, 2010 8:58 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Advice for a new trader
Replies: 22
Views: 4112

Re: Advice for a new trader

Many thanks for all the help and suggestions, folks. I'll be in touch with those who offered a chat very soon.

I enjoyed both the ILHF and TORM but would be interested to know how the traders are chosen. Is anyone welcome to attend?

Ray
by Barefoot Leather
Tue Nov 30, 2010 7:47 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Advice for a new trader
Replies: 22
Views: 4112

Advice for a new trader

This year I dipped my toe into the world of historic trading (I'm a leather worker) and, despite plenty of online retail experience, very rapidly discovered how little I know. Credit card machines are still a complete mystery, choosing which shows to attend seems an almost impossible task and as for...
by Barefoot Leather
Mon Nov 29, 2010 4:43 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Anyone going to the York st nicks fair?
Replies: 13
Views: 2556

Re: Anyone going to the York st nicks fair?

I have just returned from the King's Manor event in York and would like to say a huge and very public thank you to Jayne, Tony and Elaine (and their superb crew) for one of the best events I have ever attended. I can only speak for myself (and wouldn't dream of speaking for any other trader) but I w...

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