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Cheap "silks"

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I have checked out the fabric resource links - well most of them - but would appreciate a personal recommendation. I am looking for inexpensive silk look fabrics for some theatrical "masque" costumes. (Inigo Jones style.) I'm thinking polyester silk, both plain and patterned.

any suggestions?

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Leeds market on a Tuesday and, to a lesser extent, Saturday frequently has real silk at silly (i.e. cheap) prices. The only problems being distance from the uncivilised wastes of "daaaan saaaath" and the fact that there is no given guaruntee that the day you turn up will be the day that they have any with them.
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Ask Tuppence. She has a link to an Ebay seller who is also a trader on (I think) Leeds market, possibly the same chap. I got some lovely silk from him very reasonably priced and he posted it really quickly too.

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Post by ViscontesseD'Asbeau »

Or, nearer to you, try:

http://www.fancysilkstore.co.uk/

If you can get there! If not, this might be useful to someone in the Midlands.

Sari stores are also great for fake silk as well as real.

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Neil of Ormsheim wrote:Leeds market on a Tuesday and, to a lesser extent, Saturday frequently has real silk at silly (i.e. cheap) prices. The only problems being distance from the uncivilised wastes of "daaaan saaaath" and the fact that there is no given guaruntee that the day you turn up will be the day that they have any with them.
Tahts the man rumbly means he sells more on ebay than at the market

does nice silk velevet too
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Nigel- would Tuppence let me have the E Bay name, please?

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I''l ask her sure she will
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Try Angu International. The swatch book costs £5 (redeamable against your first purchase and is a fun read too! I've only orded the swatches so far, but have been really impressed by the service.
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IIRC this is the guy that Tuppence has mentioned before

http://myworld.ebay.co.uk/lucy1847/
Because there would have to be three of them.

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Ooh, lovely - thanks. And thanks to all for the suggestions. All I need now is a confirmed order!!

S.

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