Email I sent around a couple of years ago with information for
inexpensive Sunforger -
Despina de la the groups files are a cool place to look for things
> Please remember that I don't get a kickback for this, I'm just a happy
> From the Medieval encampments list posted by His Grace Cariadoc:
>I've done business with Itex and like them. They have high quality
>tent canvas (sunforger with all the usual treatments) at a very
>reasonable price. And they are friendly and helpful people.
>I suspect the remnants you are referring to are partial rolls of that
>canvas. They also have "remnants" at much more than 30% off--prices
>like a dollar to two dollars a yard for serious canvas.
>The remnant prices are for the whole piece, which is likely to be at
>least fifty yards and may be in the hundreds. They are colored. Itex
>generally can't tell you in much detail what treatments (mildew
>resistance, fire resistance, etc.) a remnant roll has had, although
>the person you talk to may be able to give an informed guess. And
>they will send you a sample. They will also send you a list of
>remnants, but it may or may not correspond to what they currently
>have in stock, since it doesn't seem to be revised very often, so you
>may do better by just talking to the person at the other end of the
>phone about what you need and having him see what they have.
> From Despina:
>Itex is also where I got my sunforger canvas. I got a remnant roll of
>plain canvas colored canvas (read: no color) with over 50 yards on it for
>under $200 - including shipping. We still have some of it after making
>the walls for our ger ) - and no, I'm not parting with it. We still use it for sunshades
>and such. Bob Shaver was the salesman with whom I dealt and I highly
>recommend him. His email was BShaver@... I assume it's still the same.
>Itex occasionally has an overstock of some colors (like hot pink) and cut
>the prices on that as well. It never hurts to ask.
> From another website, more info on Itex:
>Itex, in Aurora Colorado. Call the toll free info number (1-800-555-1212)
>for the toll free number. Tom Feist is the contact person, and he knows
>all about the SCA, and was very helpful on the phone. His Grace Duke
>Cariadoc shared his source for good cheap canvas with me, and I called
>them yesterday. Their prices sound wonderful--to give you an idea: 60"
>wide khaki canvas 10 oz for 2.25 per yard 60" wide natural canvas for a
>bit over $3 (my notes are at work).The catch is the fabric is actually a
>remnant, (albeit a huge one) and that you buy the entire bolt, not by the
>yard. The bolts vary, and they will be able to tell you how many yards are
>on the bolt you are buying before you purchase one. It costs about $30-$40
>to ship a bolt UPS in the United States. Most bolts are between 80 and 200
>yards, and you can put a request in for a particular color, fabric,
>weight, bolt size, etc. All this information is per the company.