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Postby Tuppence » Wed Nov 02, 2005 11:38 am

couple of websites I've found that may be of interest

http://www.cheapfabrics.co.uk
some fabulous fabrics, and all ve cheap - and their delivery is incredibly quick

http://www.englishcut.com
I really like this one - blog by a saville row tailor - has assorted sewing tips, and finally an online explanation of the difference between 'made-to-measure' and 'bespoke'. Hooray!!


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Postby matilda » Wed Nov 02, 2005 12:02 pm

Hi Debs,

just wanted to say thanks agin for the bits Now I'll just have to find somewhere to stash them!

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Postby WhiteWolf » Wed Nov 02, 2005 2:16 pm

I would just like to add, we have used the cheap fabrics site and they are very good.

The only thing is that their linen is not a pure (wrong word but will do :wink: ) white more of a creamy colour.

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Postby Jackie Phillips » Wed Nov 02, 2005 4:07 pm

Can I also recommend www.fabricland.com

Rubbish website, I mean seriously rubbish, but the fabrics are cheaper than many non-trade internet sites, I use them a lot.

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Postby Tuppence » Mon Nov 07, 2005 1:02 am

And for anybody who wants pretty bits for later periods (or modern) http://www.bedecked.co.ukhas some seriously fabulous stuff. (I got jet buttons there for the victorian dress I displayed at the market - actual real jet :P )

Re. creamy linen - if it's for re-enactment that's better anyway - the really white stuff is a bit modern (not to go all thread counter-ish on you or anything :wink: )


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Postby gregory23b » Mon Nov 07, 2005 1:55 am

" (not to go all thread counter-ish on you or anything )"

Oh go on please, please, optical whiteners and all. :D


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Postby Scraggles » Mon Nov 07, 2005 8:54 am

www.fabricland.com is in New Jersey, as in UsA

Suggest that it is not worth paying extra for postage when plenty of sites in uk like www.hertsfabrics.co.uk

can we learn how to do url's

eg http://www.hertsfabrics.co.uk/
or Hertsfabrics
or just copy and paste the address www.hertsfabrics.co.uk
and not

http://www.bedecked.co.uk which does not work :(



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Postby Kate Tiler » Mon Nov 07, 2005 11:44 am

My goodness!

They sell gold PVC and shiney metal tassels... with my reputation?!

(distance sound of foghorn...)


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Postby frances » Sun Nov 20, 2005 1:47 am

And also http://create-the-mood.fotopic.net/ to which items and new sections are being added periodically.



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Postby Alice the Huswyf » Sun Nov 20, 2005 10:39 am

Sometimes, Scraggles, you pay the shipping to get something you can't get elsewhere or elsewhere at as low a price INCLUDING shipping. Sometimes you can get linen in the shade required cheaply here but not the WEIGHT. It matters - and it's about knowing where you can get stuff should you need it - that's why people swap odd haberdashery sites and why they buy at huge distances sometimes. For instance most prints suitable for late regency/early to victorian onwards women's dress are still in use as patchwork prints in the USA and so readily available and cheaper WITH shipping than trying to buy them by the yard in the UK. Here they are often only sold as fat quarters at £5 per quarter - a fat quarter being a wide strip of fabric. And certainly cheaper than trying to commission a bespoke print run!

The Bedecked websited and URL worked fine for me when I looked at it when the posting was first made. I am safe from the gold tassles - unlike some I could mention here - but I may have a problem with certain beaded organza ribbons.............

I agree about Herts Fabrics and I buy from Ali - but I wouldn't be able to buy C18th-esque lace or 1930's style gold lame from him, would I? He specialises in dark ages wool woven to order, in medieval wools and linens, tablet braid and some brocades. Even those of us in WOTR make things from other periods and for other uses.

Love you to bits Scraggers, and you often say and do some very generous and helpful technical things - but sometimes I think you forget that this is a re-enactment forum, not a programmers moot!



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Postby Tuppence » Wed Nov 23, 2005 4:49 pm

can we learn how to do url's and not http://www.bedecked.co.uk which does not work


hawe hin, deen't gan getn yasel in a tiz ower it. ye can larn us hoo te div it, canit ye? :twisted:

actually I know how to do a url - that I do everthing right and the site fails to carry it through is neither my fault nor my problem. but thanks for the patronization.

besides - is it really of any import whatsoever? if we don't all have better things to do than worry about how urls are quoted, it's a sorry day for the world. (cos this couldn't possibly relate to comments on another thread could it? (slaps hand for being a bitch).)

And so what if the site Jackie quotes is in the US - I have suppilers in the US, canada, germany, australia, poland, france, italy. the cost isn't usually the issue with me - more that you simpy cannot get the goods they sell in the UK - or if you can the quality's awful (for example, decent ash busks in the UK, anyone? good logwood dyed jeanscloth (or any decent jeanscloth for that matter)? as alice says - good repro 18th century prints?)

anwar ali at herts does some fabulous stuff - and I do buy far more from him than the average punter (something like 60m at least this year, I think), but his range is limited - the world of costuming does not solely relolve around linen, linen union and 'medievally' wools, just as it does not solely revolve around "medieval".

btw - a couple of other places I've got bookmarked - one I use occasionally - http://www.josyrose.com, and one I just goto occasionally to drool over (hand cut velvet - 1500 :shock: quid a metre, but gorgeous)
http://www.luigi-bevilacqua.com/


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Postby frances » Thu Nov 24, 2005 12:56 am

Ha ha. I have now learned how to do the url thingy - there is a row of grey boxes just above where you write the messages. If you highlight the address and then click the last one, URL, it comes up as a link. That does make it abit easier for others to go to the sites. But since most of us here at the moment are fabric freaks anyway, we do not mind cutting and pasting, do we.



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Postby Tuppence » Fri Nov 25, 2005 1:13 am

took me a while to work out - and if only there were a techie version of copydex (la la la)
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Postby Kate Tiler » Fri Nov 25, 2005 9:26 pm

I started a seperate thread but this link belongs in this collection!

http://charlesrupert.com/introduction.html

Super art nouveau fabrics, tiles & wallpaper, by Mr Morris & his lesser known contemporaries.


http://www.katetiler.co.uk

http://www.companyofartisans.co.uk

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Postby Tuppence » Sat Nov 26, 2005 2:58 am

I saw it in the other thread, and now hate you, cos I want all their ar nouveaux tiles :cry:


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Postby Kate Tiler » Sat Nov 26, 2005 1:09 pm

I know aren't they gorgeous?! I've printed out about 20 pages of pictures to inspire me - even though what I make is completely unrelated the art nouveau tiles are so 'right'. and yummy.


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Postby purple peril » Sat Nov 26, 2005 1:41 pm

Ah yes Debs, Luigi Bevilacqua's site, or 'fabric porn' as we like to call it :)

I quite often go on there if I'm feeling happy...it soon depresses me as it's very unlikely I'll ever be able to afford any, but I do like to fantasise about hangings for the tent, Medieval frox, that sort of thang. I'd like to go to the factory someday to see them handcutting their velvets...ooo-er Missus.



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Postby Grymm » Sat Nov 26, 2005 3:42 pm

Equally beautiful and just as expensive are the fabrics from here www.e-luxus.fr/ Want me an 18thC waistcoat in...........well, one of each pattern and mebbe a suit for special occasions.

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Postby frances » Thu Dec 01, 2005 10:58 pm

Not totally on-topic, but did you know about this paintings site?

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:The_Yorck_Project




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