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Looking for suppliers of worsted tape

Postby The sempster » Mon Feb 06, 2012 7:37 pm

Hello,
I am looking for suppliers for undyed worsted tape. I have found the website of wyedean, but I don't really need 50m....
Can anyone point me in the right direction?
Thanks,
Christine



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Re: Looking for suppliers of worsted tape

Postby frances » Tue Feb 07, 2012 12:23 am

What does it look like please? Can you post a pic? How wide would you like?



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Re: Looking for suppliers of worsted tape

Postby John Waller » Tue Feb 07, 2012 10:23 am

Andrew's website says he has 35m of 1/2" tape in stock @ £1.50 / metre. http://www.militarymetalwork.co.uk/products.php?cat=34
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Re: Looking for suppliers of worsted tape

Postby Sophia » Tue Feb 07, 2012 4:17 pm

IIRC Della Rebours who trades at the ILF has an excellent range or worsted tapes and other braids in a variety of widths.


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Re: Looking for suppliers of worsted tape

Postby frances » Tue Feb 07, 2012 11:53 pm

Ah!

I have this braid in wool, cotton and mixtures in various colours and widths. I have a very splendid grey one in wonderful soft wool too.

Can you be more specific? If so do pm or email me. I'm in south London if you would like to see the whole stock.



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Re: Looking for suppliers of worsted tape

Postby The sempster » Wed Feb 08, 2012 4:08 pm

Thank you for your help, will have a look at the market and get in touch with the suggested suppliers :-)



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Re: Looking for suppliers of worsted tape

Postby frances » Fri Feb 24, 2012 12:07 am

Hello to those people who contacted me. I have now gathered together a few twill weave braids, or whatever their proper name is. I'll make a new page on my website within the next few days with pics and measurements. I was going to do it tonight, but I got side-tracked and watched 'the wrong trousers' instead.

Some are wool, more are in cotton, and a few are probably rayon. There is one that is like jute and another that is definitely hessian. Some of the wool ones I can guarantee are wool, but since they are all vintage, some probably before the 1950's, I will be guessing at most of the others, educated guesses. I cannot say whether they will fade in the sun, or that the colour will not run - I bet that the red and possibly the orange will need pre-washing to get the waste dye out.

I've also got out two red, white and blue ribbons - one narrow and shiny and the other about 3" wide and probably made of paper. Just in case you need it for a jubliee do.



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Re: Looking for suppliers of worsted tape

Postby frances » Mon Feb 27, 2012 1:00 am

Hi all,

I've started. At

http://myweb.tiscali.co.uk/createthemoo ... edged.html

I've added 11 wool braids, twill weave, assorted colours and widths.

I'll put the cotton twill weave tapes up next and then the probably rayons.



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Re: Looking for suppliers of worsted tape

Postby frances » Tue Feb 28, 2012 11:03 pm

I've added a couple more wool braids.

The only cream/off white ones are in cotton and polyester, no wool I'm afraid.




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