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hemp canvas

Posted: Tue Mar 07, 2006 3:51 pm
by Chickun
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?


Posted: Tue Mar 07, 2006 4:23 pm
by Nigel
Whalleys in Bradford and a palce in LoNdon Firmins I think would be agood place to start

Posted: Tue Mar 07, 2006 5:06 pm
by tonw
Sail canvas is a good one

very strong

makes good soldier tents my other half should know :D

Posted: Tue Mar 07, 2006 6:27 pm
by Tuppence
you could give anwar ali at herts fabrics a go, he sometimes has it.

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


Posted: Wed Mar 08, 2006 4:44 pm
by temporary guy
Just thought, 'heavy enough' for luggage? mm linen sail canvas. Ships Chandelers might be even more likely, one in Covent Garden.

Posted: Mon Mar 13, 2006 8:37 pm
by Hraefn
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

overseas suppliers ... sandfibers#
http://www.fabricindulgenceandartsupply ... otton.html

That should get you started.

Posted: Wed Mar 15, 2006 4:36 pm
by Matthijs
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

Posted: Wed Mar 15, 2006 9:05 pm
by Thomas Hayman
Where in Bradford????!

Posted: Thu Mar 16, 2006 9:53 am
by Chickun
Whalleys, they send free samples as well.

Thanks Nigel!

Posted: Thu Mar 16, 2006 10:26 am
by Nigel
Not a problem

They are very nice people

Posted: Thu Mar 16, 2006 1:53 pm
by Thomas Hayman
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!