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silk-banners-msg - 9/18/12


Silk banners in period and the SCA.


NOTE: See also the files: banners-msg, flags-art, arms-humor-msg, silk-msg, tapestries-msg.





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   Mark S. Harris                  AKA:  THLord Stefan li Rous

                                         Stefan at florilegium.org



From: Brigit <brigit55 at gmail.com>

To: "gleannabhann at yahoogroups.com"

Sent: Monday, October 24, 2011 7:49 AM

Subject: Re: [Gleann Abhann] Silk for banners


Dharma is pretty much THE place for dyeing supplies. If you want colored resist, Tulip makes some and that can be found at craft and fabric stores.


Mistress Brigit



To: "gleannabhann at yahoogroups.com"

Subject: Re: Silk for banners

Posted by: "Brad Moore" mamluk at yahoo.com mamluk

Date: Mon Oct 24, 2011 6:35 am ((PDT))


My textile arts professors used Rupert, Gibbons, & Spider when I was in college for all of our dyes, fabric paints, resists, etc. Their website is www.jacquardproducts.com; I have no idea how their prices compare with Dharma, but we always had good success with their products.  The downside to Jacquard is that you cannot purchase from the website, but must find a store that carries it.  They also sell unsized, ready to dye silks through a separate site, www.silkconnection.com.  


Brad Moore  



To: "gleannabhann at yahoogroups.com"

Subject: Re: Silk for banners

Posted by: "renchaos92 at yahoo.com" renchaos92 at yahoo.com

Date: Mon Oct 24, 2011 8:43 pm ((PDT))


<<< I was kinda wondering what weight of silk

should one get for flags and banners.

They seem to have several kinds at Dharma.


Bethany Theilman >>>


I use 8mm habotai silk.



To: "gleannabhann at yahoogroups.com"

Subject: Re: Silk for banners

Posted by: "renchaos92 at yahoo.com" renchaos92 at yahoo.com renchaos92

Date: Mon Oct 24, 2011 9:23 pm ((PDT))


<<< Is it better to get prehemmed

Like a scarf or veil or fabric?

Bethany Theilman >>>


Well it depends....on the size of banner. I use 36" wide I buy in bulk, and use the gutta (tulip works too) to seam the edge if its cut.


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