Re: [Authentic_SCA] Re: Reed "boning" washable? WAS English jacket
- msgilliandurham wrote:
>::snrk!:: You're talking to people who'll make houppelands and formal
> > At 04:41 PM 4/5/2005, msgilliandurham wrote:
> > >But I do have lots of cotton-linen
> > >blend I could use for linings. I bought it because it was slightly
> > >stiff and shiny, as linen is -- after shrinking it, it's more like
> > >monkscloth than anything <sigh>
> --- In Authentic_SCA@yahoogroups.com, Mary Taran <marytaran@a...>
> > It will regain some of its stiff and shiny qualities if you wet-iron
> > it, to wit, iron it dry from a wet stage.
> Oooh! Thank you! I will definately try that.
> Not that I don't have uses for it in its present state, but not for 10
> yards of it :-) (at $1.99 a yard, I kinda went overboard...)
> Gillian Durham
Rennaissance wear, any of which can take up to 15 YARDS of material for
decently impressive volume. You've got good instincts, there. :)
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- I had a sneaky suspition that's what we were talking about. I have,
oh, maybe twenty pounds of the stuff laying around my house right
this minute. Having never made anything with boning, I'm only
guessing here, but I would think you'd have lots and lots left over
from the coil when you were done. When you do decide to break down
and buy some, let me know. I can either just mail you some that I
have (if I have the right size at the right time) or direct you to
one of my online suppliers, where you'll save some cash.
Norelle, whose eyes always bug out of her head when she see anyone
selling/buying reed for more than six bucks a pound
> See www.caning.com. Kass said she used the 1mm in bunches for one
> corset, and 2 lengths of 1/4" split for another.
> My calculations indicate that the 1/4 part of the narrow foot om my
> sewing machine will make channels which will hold a 5/32 diameter
> cane, (doing this from memory, I think that's right) so that's
> probably what I'll be getting.
> Gillian (who really needs to quit using purchases as an excuse for
> not getting off *her* lazy rear, and start *making* something)