Re: upholstery fabrics questions
- --- In Authentic_SCA@yahoogroups.com, "Jerilyn" <jerilynw@...> wrote:
> Also, if I buy one these beautiful fabrics which have unbrokenHave you seen this?
> embroidery all over it, should I always just plan to buy enough fabric
> to cut out the gown as whole as possible?
Search for crewel fabrics if you're doing late 16th century stuff.
These are pricy, but it's usually wool thread on a wool ground. They
sometimes turn up on eBay - just be sure it's not a crewel patterned
print! I bought a 1 yard sample about a year or so ago at
www.fabric.com but they don't currently stock any crewels. (It's done
duty as both a table cover and a shawl....)
Jehanne de Wodeford
- Thank you Alia--that's just what I needed!
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Sent: Wednesday, June 14, 2006 3:39 PM
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I have not had good luck in (mumble mumble) years finding good
embroidered cotton and linen fabrics at JoAnn's. They seem (at least in
my area) to have focused more on the quilting crowd, and left the rest
of us behind.
I've been getting my best fabric online for the past couple of years.
I've had really good luck with Denver Fabrics (www.denverfabrics.com).
Their quality has always been good for me, and the service is both fast
and friendly. Plus, when you order swatches from them they give you
coupons for that dollar amount's off of your next order.
I also just placed an order with Schindler Fabrics
(http://store. <http://store.schindlersfabrics.com> schindlersfabrics.com).
I ordered a 59" wide 100% cotton
print from them (after getting swatches first - no rebate for the
swatch price here). Their stuff also looks very nice (although I
haven't sought out embroidered items here - just a medieval patterened
upholstry to cover my event chair).
You might try looking at fabric shops that specialize in upholstry
fabric. The selection is usually better (but you do pay for that better
If you want the authentic embroidery look from an unbroken embroidered
fabric, be prepared to buy a lot of it, and cut your pattern pieces so
the embroidery continues properly across the dress (Lay out your pieces
in advance at home so you can see where the embroidery lines will fall.
This sounds like silly advice until you forgot to do this one time and
decide to "wing it" at the store. )
--- In Authentic_SCA@ <mailto:Authentic_SCA%40yahoogroups.com>
yahoogroups.com, "Jerilyn" <jerilynw@...> wrote:
<Snip> I was drooling over the upholstery
> fabrics at JoAnn's which look so beautiful and medieval, but they arefabric
> all polyester fabrics!!!! So what do all the SCAdians do who want to
> use these lovely embroidered prints? <snip>
> Also, if I buy one these beautiful fabrics which have unbroken
> embroidery all over it, should I always just plan to buy enough
> to cut out the gown as whole as possible? Because if I cut and sew it[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
> the period geometric way, it will slice up all the embroidery, which
> will then not look right, I don't think. Anyone's advice would be
> greatly appreciated!
> Lady Jane
- Apologies for that double post - my connection must've burped or
http://www.virtue.to/articles/modern_fabric.html might be of use, if
you have not already seen it.
Jehanne de Wodeford
- If any of you are in the Orange County, CA area, there is a very good fabric
store near Ball and Knott. It is one of the largest stores I've ever seen
with everything from Tartans in 100% wool to small amounts of leather goods.
It's worth the trip if you live within 50 miles of it.
PS. I'm working on a Gambeson, does anyone have any information that would
be helpful for that. I.E. sewing thick (comforter blanket) filled fabrics,
sewing tough material such as canvas, or how to reinforce seams with leather?
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- Would you happen to know the name of the store? I'd make the trek from
Ventura County for a really good fabric store (but I'd need a
name/address to Mapquest the location).
--- In Authentic_SCA@yahoogroups.com, NINacide@... wrote:
> If any of you are in the Orange County, CA area, there is a very
> store near Ball and Knott. It is one of the largest stores I've
> with everything from Tartans in 100% wool to small amounts of
> It's worth the trip if you live within 50 miles of it.
- --- In Authentic_SCA@yahoogroups.com, NINacide@... wrote:
>Aha, a little detective work with Yahoo Maps and:
> I think it is M&L Fabrics.
M & L Fabrics Discount Store
3430 W Ball Rd, Anaheim, CA 92804
Jehanne de Wodeford
- Eeexcelent! Thanks so much for the M&L info.
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