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wool braid

Posted: Tue Jun 02, 2009 10:56 am
by sewmaid
Hi
Does anyone know where i can purchase some of this wool braid shown here in this picture either in brown or black?

sewmaid

Posted: Tue Jun 02, 2009 11:38 am
by GinaB
It's hard to see the weave, but I could probably weave a band for you.

Gina

Posted: Tue Jun 02, 2009 6:48 pm
by Nigel
its bloody awful get gina to do you one

wool braid

Posted: Tue Jun 02, 2009 8:56 pm
by sewmaid
Yes she is :)

Posted: Wed Jun 03, 2009 10:44 am
by Neibelungen
Judging by the picture it's a worsted Hercules (French) braid.

It means it has a lateral stretch as the weave is a partly diagonal one. Very usefull for binding edge brims as it stretches and compresses well on a curve, unlike a flat braid which has to be pinched and tucked. Pain to sew on straight though.

If you need some I've about 50m in 3/4" black worsted left over from a job.

Pm me for details

Re: wool braid

Posted: Thu Jun 11, 2009 9:22 pm
by Nigel
sewmaid wrote:Yes she is :)
Good now get a decent hat to put it on

wool braid

Posted: Fri Jun 12, 2009 6:37 am
by sewmaid
I've already made one

Posted: Fri Jun 12, 2009 8:20 pm
by Nigel
PICS THEN

I did mean a proper hat such as those provided by one Dirty Billy hats emporium

I ahve yet to see anything in the UK to compare

wool braid

Posted: Sat Jun 13, 2009 2:44 pm
by sewmaid
I wont be adding pictures of the hat I've just done especially after you said that the one i borrowed off the museum was "bloody awful".
Dirty Billy does do some great hats but there are quite a few people about that do good work like that.

Posted: Sat Jun 13, 2009 7:06 pm
by Nigel
why is it not good enough ?

To be frank bloody awaful was beingvery polite IF something of that ilk was presented to me at a kit check I would ban it on sight and probably burn it because its nothing liek a 17th century aht and if a museum is displaying it then the museum is performing a disservice.

Birty Billy makes the BEST hats full stop no arguements why because he uses the correct materials

Posted: Sat Jun 13, 2009 7:19 pm
by sewmaid
I've made quite a few hats so far and everyone I've made them for have been really pleased. I'm not going to put a picture on here because you will probably slag it off.
All I asked on this site was about the type of braiding used on a hat I did'nt ask for someone like you to slag it off and go on about it.

I thought this forum was supposed to be friendly site but people like you give it a bad name.

Posted: Sat Jun 13, 2009 8:15 pm
by Nigel
I will only criticise if its not good enough simple as that and the criticism will be fair its that simple

A friendly site it is but a simple question you say you make things but you seem to ahve no idea how to do even basic research

I stop being friendly when I think somebody is using me or trying to use people I know
As for a bad name who with reenacotrs dont think so

BTW are you a reenactor and if so with whom ?

Posted: Sat Jun 13, 2009 9:36 pm
by sewmaid
I'm done with this, your not worth it................

Posted: Sun Jun 14, 2009 7:12 am
by Nigel
Not worth what ? if you cannot take fair critique dont come and play

Its simple

Costumes Wool Braid

Posted: Mon Jun 15, 2009 12:01 am
by glyndwr 50
Sewmaid, I agree with what you say when a forum should be friendly .I have been doing reenactments for many years 40 years in fact .And in all that time I have met many people from all over the UK .Some are very helpful and other just criticze.There is a name for people like this Anorak come to mind .I have done most periods,and I myself can't sew a stitch and rely on other people to do my costumes.Fair play to you for making your own.Don't worry about comments from other people or what they say.The world is full of wingers .My reply would be " You obviously are confusing me with someone who cares what you say or think ". But you will of course meet the odd one or two who needs to have a moan.

Re: Costumes Wool Braid

Posted: Mon Jun 15, 2009 4:41 am
by Merlon.
glyndwr 50 wrote:...Fair play to you for making your own...
A important point to bear in mind is that Sewmaid is involved in a project to make a series of clothes for a museum.
On several occasions questions have been asked which indicate a lack of knowledge in depth. Also potential use of inappropriate materials, colours and social terminology in this project have been indicated. Myself, and others, have suggested amendments and a need for extended research.

It is not obvious if this was ever taken on board. Sewmaid am I correct that an image of a blue set of clothing was posted to the forum a couple of weeks ago? Maybe I am hallucinating because I cannot see it now

Re: Costumes Wool Braid

Posted: Mon Jun 15, 2009 6:56 pm
by Nigel
glyndwr 50 wrote:There is a name for people like this Anorak come to mind .I have done most periods,and I myself can't sew a stitch and rely on other people to do my costumes.Fair play to you for making your own.Don't worry about comments from other people or what they say.The world is full of wingers .My reply would be " You obviously are confusing me with someone who cares what you say or think ". But you will of course meet the odd one or two who needs to have a moan.
Some say anorak I call it having standards and having been doing this for a mere 30years I do have quite high ones

And she is not making her own she is selling it so higher standards apply