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merch-fabrics-msg - 11/29/99

Some modern fabric sources.

NOTE: See also the files: fabric-ident-msg, fabric-SCA-msg, textiles-msg,
silk-msg, hemp-cloth-msg, linen-msg, cotton-msg, cotton-art, velvet-msg,
sewng-machnes-msg, sergers-msg, dyeing-msg.


This file is a collection of various messages having a common theme that
I have collected from my reading of the various computer networks. Some
messages date back to 1989, some may be as recent as yesterday.

This file is part of a collection of files called StefanŐs Florilegium.
These files are available on the Internet at: http://www.florilegium.org

I have done a limited amount of editing. Messages having to do with
seperate topics were sometimes split into different files and sometimes
extraneous information was removed. For instance, the message IDs were
removed to save space and remove clutter.

The comments made in these messages are not necessarily my viewpoints. I
make no claims as to the accuracy of the information given by the
individual authors.

Please respect the time and efforts of those who have written these
messages. The copyright status of these messages is unclear at this
time. If information is published from these messages, please give
credit to the orignator(s).

Thank you,
Mark S. Harris AKA: Lord Stefan li Rous
RSVE60@email.sps.mot.com stefan@texas.net

Date: Mon, 23 Nov 1998 20:55:04 -0500
From: Carol Thomas <scbooks@neca.com>
To: sca-arts@raven.cc.ukans.edu
Subject: Re: Fabric Opportunities

Plain pure silks you can dye, and some other fabrics: Rupert, Gibbon &
Prices vary depending on the size of the order, so get friends together to
get the "over $70" (for total order) price. So, raw silk at $3.09/yd, 44"
wide. Very lightweight silk for chemises & veils is amazingly cheap. My
order came this week, so I have to get my friends their portions.

Date: Tue, 24 Nov 1998 02:23:47 EST
From: <EalasaidS@aol.com>
To: sca-arts@raven.cc.ukans.edu
Subject: Re: Fabric Opportunities

You might try Timeless Textiles (Ttextiles@aol.com)

I just visited their booth at Atenveldt's Baron's War and they had some
wonderful fabrics. Silks, linens and wools.

Ealasaid nic Shuibhne

Date: Tue, 24 Nov 1998 11:31:00 -0600
From: KATHARINE WHISLER <kwhisler@kentlaw.edu>
To: sca-arts@raven.cc.ukans.edu
Subject: Mail order fabric sources

Here are some mail order sources from my fabric store web page.
(http://kentnet.kentlaw.edu/~kwhisler/sca/fabric.htm) For the sake of
brevity, I cut out my comments on the stores.


Rupert, Gibbon & Spider
P.O. Box 425
Healdsburg, CA 95448
(White and some black silks, ready to dye. Also dye and fabric paint.
They have the lowest silk prices I have ever encountered outside a fabric
store sale table.)

Thai Silks!
252 State Street, Los Altos, CA 94022
1-800-722-SILK (1-800-722-7455)
(Silk in colors)

Angus International
19/F, 8 Soares Avenue, Kowloon City, HONG KONG.
Telephone 011-852-2718-2748. (International number)
E-mail: angushk@netvigator.com
(Catalog $10. Will have shot silk custom woven in the colors of your

Frost-Line Kits
2525 River Road Grand Junction, CO 81505
(Tent fabric, down filling, kevlar, nomex, you name it. Not period, but if
you are making camping gear it might be helpful.)

Liberty of London
210-220 Regent Street, London, England, W1R6AH. Telephone: 0171-734-1234
(I think the fabric catalog now runs around #6.)

Jas. Townsend and Son, Inc.
P.O. Box 415-W, Pierceton, IN 46562
(Some fabric)

Burnley & Trowbridge Co.
108 Druid Drive, Williamsburg, VA 23185
(Fabric in historical weaves for 17th & 18th cent reenactors-- some are SCA

Scottish Lion Import Shop
3016 Main Street, North Conway, NH 03860-5115
1-800-355-SCOT (7268)
(Wool tartan for virtually all clans.)

Dharma Trading Company
Box. 150916 San Rafael, CA 94915
(White fabric: silk, cotton, linen, rayon-- ready to dye, as well as dyes
and ready to dye garments.)

Vogue Fabrics
623-627 W. Roosevelt Road, Chicago.
(Mail order swatching service)

Fishman's Fabrics
1100 S. Des Plaines Street, Chicago.
(Mail order swatching service)

Ginsco Trims
242 West 38th St.
New York, NY 10018
(Trim by mail order-- $6 for catalog. Retail & wholesale. They don't care
if you have a tax id for wholesale as long as you are not in New York.)

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