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Postby Tuppence » Mon Mar 27, 2006 11:13 pm

Post here any links to nice suppliers that you'd like to share with the rest of us!

I'll kick it off with:

http://www.venacavadesigns.co.uk

http://www.josyrose.com

Debbie

PS - Purely out of politeness, I'd suggest that we please refrain from posting links to companies / websites that you have any personal links with - except as a customer of course.
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Postby Shadowcat » Mon Mar 27, 2006 11:32 pm

http://www.littletrimmings.com/Index.asp

Narrow cotton lace/braids, but an interesting range, and a very helpful lady.

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Postby Neibelungen » Mon Mar 27, 2006 11:36 pm

Some of the more interesting ones


http://www.goldenthreads.co.uk
Great source for metal thread embroidery

http://www.jblundell.co.uk/index.asp
Silver and gold wire,sheet and some tools

http://www.chronos.ltd.uk metalwork tools, fixing, rivets etc

and for something completely different... a practical application for high tech engineering
http://www.asciimation.co.nz/beer/



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Postby Shadowcat » Wed Mar 29, 2006 12:59 pm

Adding Steve's site that he put elsewhere. For my own future reference as much as anything!

http://www.bowstock.co.uk/acatalog/Stit ... plies.html

Leather working things, and buckles and rivets and other useful stuff.



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Postby Neibelungen » Wed Mar 29, 2006 1:18 pm

Hmmm,

not objecting to traders per see, but I think it might be wiser to keep this resource limited to businesses outside the re-enactment world.

This should be for material sources external to the re-enactment world, that aren't known widely. otherwise it will end up as just an advertising spot for everybody.

( Nothing personal to any posters, but internal traders have other means of reaching people)



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Postby Jenn » Thu Apr 13, 2006 6:04 pm

here's another - old buttons, laces etc from Brittany
http://www.fleurdelinetboutondor.com/
if you click on the union jack the website is in english



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Postby Tuppence » Fri Apr 14, 2006 3:04 am

With mod head on, just a note about sc's post:

First, there's nothing wrong with posting that link here.
It's a link to a supplier of goods which are extremely useful to those of us who make costume.

That the supplier is involved in the re-enactment circuit is not the issue.

Any supplier is relevant to this thread, if they can supply notions, equipment and materials that are of use in costuming - even more so if they can supply relatively hard to find items (as is the case with the link sc posted).

Just because some of us know where to look, and how to find the suppliers within the world of re-enactment, it doesn't follow that everyone using this site or this thread does.

Therefore, post away people!!! :D


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PS, thanks sc, for posting that link (I've actually been looking for a suitable palm for a while, and didn't realise they did them).


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Postby Tuppence » Tue Apr 18, 2006 3:19 pm

With mod head on, just a note about sc's post:


ooh - dear - sounds a bit teacherish...sorry :lol:

www.bedecked.co.uk


is where I got the jet buttons and the butterfly brooch for my purple victorian frock. V. nice people.

http://www.farthingales.on.ca/indexpage.htm

http://www.knockandowoolmill.org.uk/

and (PP's right, it is fabric porn):
http://www.luigi-bevilacqua.com/


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Postby Tuppence » Sat Apr 22, 2006 1:01 am

http://www.pearsallsembroidery.co.uk

Gorgeous embroidery threads - est. 1795 - black work pack is fabulous!


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Postby Eric the well read » Fri Jun 16, 2006 10:44 pm

As I've posted elsewhere, the new haberdashery shop at Chimera costumes provides a lot of hard to find items. You should find it invaluable.
Well worth a look.
http://www.chimera-costumes.co.uk/shop/shop.php
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Postby Tuppence » Fri Sep 29, 2006 1:16 am

posting this link in here and the fabrics bit, cos it applies to both.

was sent a link, and just had time to check it out.

not used them yet, but range looks good.

http://www.sewingchest.co.uk/


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Postby gregory23b » Mon Nov 27, 2006 7:57 pm

Even though cornellissen is mainly a pigment and paint supplier it does sell related items that you thread freaks might use:

www.cornelissen.com

eg madder root by the kilo, synthetic indigo, gums and waxes

really helpful and prompt mail order.


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Postby Kate Tiler » Wed Feb 14, 2007 12:27 am

Rare antique textiles - not as a 'must buy' but as inspiration!

http://www.estherfitzgerald.com


http://www.katetiler.co.uk
http://www.companyofartisans.co.uk
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Postby The Admiral » Thu May 10, 2007 8:51 am

Some very intersting links here - thanks everyone :D


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Leather suppliers

Postby Shadowcat » Sun May 13, 2007 10:45 pm

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Cheerfully stolen from Andrew/Neibelungen.

Metropolitan leather in Northampton (phone only,no shopping website, but good quality vegtans)

Keith Lyons (must be used to the calls these days)

If your in London, Batchelors (9-10 Culford Mews off Ballspond Road) near hackney N1. They have a shop there you can pick your leather out, and cheerfully grumpy staff from dealing with 'designers'

Bowstock for tools, but might carry some leather.

Joseph Dixons if you want the best tools and can afford it.

Kingsmere craft (internet site) for online resources, guides and leather links.

Abbey Saddlery (pricey but good quality leather and tools)

Not sure if Maughn's in liverpool are still about these days.



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Postby Ariarnia » Sat Feb 16, 2008 9:23 am

Anyone know where to get riveted links or a kit to repair/adjust riveted mail?



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Postby zauberdachs » Fri Apr 18, 2008 9:28 am

Ariarnia wrote:Anyone know where to get riveted links or a kit to repair/adjust riveted mail?


www.gdfb.co.uk has a mail section with riveted mail


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Re: Links and Resource Directory

Postby Tuppence » Sun Nov 08, 2009 4:46 pm

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Just a reminder:

PS - Purely out of politeness, I'd suggest that we please refrain from posting links to companies / websites that you have any personal links with - except as a customer of course.

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Postby Kate Tiler » Sun Nov 08, 2009 4:47 pm

Moderator Mode: I've deleted a post in response to a request - NOTE - only place links and details of links and resources that you do not have a connection with.


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http://www.companyofartisans.co.uk

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Re: Links and Resource Directory

Postby anastasia22 » Tue Mar 16, 2010 1:12 pm

For those of you interested in pattern making, fashion design and sewing I have recently discovered a great site with online courses. Click on http://www.etelestia.com



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Postby Lady Jane Rochester » Wed Jul 21, 2010 6:16 am

Thank you all for the great information.

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Postby Kate Tiler » Wed Dec 26, 2012 12:54 pm

A useful blog with making instructions for Victorian corsets & Bustles (which I haven't checked but think they'll be of interest to some) but my main reason for putting this here is a useful guide to slip stitching - which I know I've had trouble explaining before:

http://historicalsewing.com/tutorials/the-slipstitch


http://www.katetiler.co.uk

http://www.companyofartisans.co.uk

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Postby SIGGY » Wed Sep 04, 2013 10:05 pm

I make WW-2 era leather military Flying unit patches ,USAAF/USN/USMC , see the link below for sample photos and contact me for info etc , thanks for looking !!! :)
http://s1334.photobucket.com/user/EMBLE ... ry/Patches

There's two sections to look at on the link ....................
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Re: Links and Resource Directory

Postby MissyG » Sat Apr 25, 2015 3:22 am

Greetings, I will certainly look at these links, thank you for sharing, in addition, I wanted to ask

if anyone knows of available reenactment clothes that are second-handed and cannot be sold in your markets, or that will not be sold anymore?


I am browsing around for a simple, working class dress that I can wear regularly, do you have any pieces or garments that cannot be displayed or sold or even undergarments for a lower price (just about any era will do!)
Cheers!

My email address is hashersmash@yahoo.com



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Re: Links and Resource Directory

Postby Cecilia » Mon Aug 24, 2015 7:11 pm

Looking at the thread i thought a couple of the more interesting etsy shops I've found might be worth posting as well.
This one makes some good dresses, and if you ask for the edits of the main design such as embroidery that is straight on the dresses to be on facings instead.
https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/DaleboraCrafts
Here is also a list I'm putting together for my own reference of good products I've found on etsy for the Battle of Hasting to King John era that might be helpful. At lot of the things on there are some truly amazing tablet weave bands often at equally amazing prices as well as a few fabrics and garments you can get, often custom made at very good prices. I cannot guarantee authenticity but I think most if not all are pretty good.
https://www.etsy.com/uk/people/gaiacaec ... 9502635503

Hopefully this is useful for people looking in that time period.



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Re: Links and Resource Directory

Postby FionaDowson » Wed Sep 02, 2015 11:07 am

www.historicknit.co.uk

Useful info on military knits and a bit about George Mallory climbing Everest




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