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Links and Resource Directory

Posted: Mon Mar 27, 2006 11:13 pm
by Tuppence
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.

Posted: Mon Mar 27, 2006 11:32 pm
by Shadowcat
http://www.littletrimmings.com/Index.asp

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

S.

Posted: Mon Mar 27, 2006 11:36 pm
by Neibelungen
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/

Posted: Wed Mar 29, 2006 12:59 pm
by Shadowcat
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.

Posted: Wed Mar 29, 2006 1:18 pm
by Neibelungen
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)

Posted: Thu Apr 13, 2006 6:04 pm
by Jenn
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

Posted: Fri Apr 14, 2006 3:04 am
by Tuppence
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


Debbie
(mod head put back in Aunt Sally's cupboard...)

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).

Posted: Tue Apr 18, 2006 10:41 am
by purple peril

Posted: Tue Apr 18, 2006 3:19 pm
by Tuppence
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/

Posted: Sat Apr 22, 2006 1:01 am
by Tuppence
http://www.pearsallsembroidery.co.uk

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

Costume resources

Posted: Fri Jun 16, 2006 10:44 pm
by Eric the well read
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

Posted: Fri Sep 29, 2006 1:16 am
by Tuppence
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/

Posted: Mon Nov 27, 2006 7:57 pm
by gregory23b
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.

Posted: Mon Feb 05, 2007 8:42 am
by purple peril

Posted: Wed Feb 14, 2007 12:27 am
by Kate Tiler
Rare antique textiles - not as a 'must buy' but as inspiration!

http://www.estherfitzgerald.com

Posted: Thu May 10, 2007 8:51 am
by The Admiral
Some very intersting links here - thanks everyone :D

Leather suppliers

Posted: Sun May 13, 2007 10:45 pm
by Shadowcat
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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.

Posted: Sat Feb 16, 2008 9:23 am
by Ariarnia
Anyone know where to get riveted links or a kit to repair/adjust riveted mail?

Posted: Fri Apr 18, 2008 9:28 am
by zauberdachs
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

Re: Links and Resource Directory

Posted: Sun Nov 08, 2009 4:46 pm
by Tuppence
{mod}
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.

{/mod}

Re: Links and Resource Directory

Posted: Sun Nov 08, 2009 4:47 pm
by Kate Tiler
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.

Re: Links and Resource Directory

Posted: Tue Mar 16, 2010 1:12 pm
by anastasia22
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

Re: Links and Resource Directory

Posted: Wed Jul 21, 2010 6:16 am
by Lady Jane Rochester
Thank you all for the great information.

Lady J

Re: Links and Resource Directory

Posted: Wed Dec 26, 2012 12:54 pm
by Kate Tiler
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

Re: Links and Resource Directory

Posted: Wed Sep 04, 2013 10:05 pm
by SIGGY
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 ....................
Johnny

Re: Links and Resource Directory

Posted: Sat Apr 25, 2015 3:22 am
by MissyG
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

Re: Links and Resource Directory

Posted: Mon Aug 24, 2015 7:11 pm
by Cecilia
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.

Re: Links and Resource Directory

Posted: Wed Sep 02, 2015 11:07 am
by FionaDowson
www.historicknit.co.uk

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