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hemp canvas

Postby Chickun » Tue Mar 07, 2006 3:51 pm

I'm after a tough, hemp or natural based canvas that is as similar as poss to what would be around in the 15th C and is tough enough to be used as luggage/baggage.

Anybody know of a trader/supplier that carries it, before I start ringing around all the usual cloth traders?

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Postby Nigel » Tue Mar 07, 2006 4:23 pm

Whalleys in Bradford and a palce in LoNdon Firmins I think would be agood place to start


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Postby tonw » Tue Mar 07, 2006 5:06 pm

Sail canvas is a good one

very strong

makes good soldier tents my other half should know :D


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Postby Tuppence » Tue Mar 07, 2006 6:27 pm

you could give anwar ali at herts fabrics a go, he sometimes has it.

and nigel means wolfin textiles - firmins make military regalia. :lol:

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Postby temporary guy » Wed Mar 08, 2006 4:44 pm

Just thought, 'heavy enough' for luggage? mm linen sail canvas. Ships Chandelers might be even more likely, one in Covent Garden.


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Postby Hraefn » Mon Mar 13, 2006 8:37 pm

Hemp in Avalon 01458 835769 a chap now called Rob to Free Cannabis who stocks various weights of hemp cloth although as you may guess from his name he can be a little distant and 'untogether' man.

You will need all of the link in the address bar before they'll work properly.
uk suppliers
www.hempfabric.co.uk/
www.thehempshop.co.uk/

overseas suppliers
www.ecolution.com/products/catalog.asp? ... andfibers#
http://www.fabricindulgenceandartsupply ... otton.html
http://www.pickhemp.com/
www.hemptraders.com/

That should get you started.
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Postby Matthijs » Wed Mar 15, 2006 4:36 pm

I bought the linen canvas I used for my tent from Cezar, a polish trader, his email is on the members list. And I know a market in Utrecht where you can buy the stuff. but I guess that is a bit too far for you



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Postby Thomas Hayman » Wed Mar 15, 2006 9:05 pm

Where in Bradford????!



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Postby Chickun » Thu Mar 16, 2006 9:53 am

Whalleys, they send free samples as well.

http://www.whaleys-bradford.ltd.uk

Thanks Nigel!


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Postby Nigel » Thu Mar 16, 2006 10:26 am

Not a problem

They are very nice people


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Postby Thomas Hayman » Thu Mar 16, 2006 1:53 pm

hehehe, it's 2 mins down the road, think i'll see about going and having a look round. never even knew it was there!




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