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Re: [Authentic_SCA] Re: Where to buy tent canvas

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  • Amy Heilveil
    Email I sent around a couple of years ago with information for inexpensive Sunforger - Smiles, Despina de la the groups files are a cool place to look for
    Message 1 of 20 , Aug 28, 2008
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      Email I sent around a couple of years ago with information for
      inexpensive Sunforger -

      Smiles,
      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
      > customer.
      >
      > 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.
      >
      >Smiles,
      >Despina

      >
      > 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.
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