Re: leather sources?
- --- In F-Costume@yahoogroups.com, slc_fire <slc_fire@...> wrote:
><snip> I would love some leather sources too!
I agree that leather is something I'd rather touch before I buy, so I haven't purchased much online. My local fabric store, G-Street Fabrics, carries small skins for purses and trim, but they are not particularly inexpensive. In Thurmont, MD, Discount Fabrics USA has hides for upholstery purposes (they tend to be much sturdier and bigger--Cows and half cows, not rabbits and lambs), and they are even on the web! Ihttp://www.discountfabricsusacorp.com/index.html
And of course, you can google "leather hides retail" to see if there's anyone near you.
- mafgreene wrote:
> gstreet has an okay selction when it comes to knit wear - spandex or other stretch but you should also check out some of the local places in langley park if you decide to continue with knitwear but not just spandexif you ever go to NY, the two spandex places are across the street from
> www.spandexhouse.com is also another amazing online resource
> Their customer service is fantstic and their prices are great ( i am also a big fan of spandex world)Spandex House does have fabulous delivery, even on their swatches.
> The one thing i really love about Spandex House is their delivery time - unreal! as in break the time-space continum (sp?) kind of unreal.
> They are in NYC and delvery is record time. I have placed an order for 50 yards of various fabrics at 4pm and had the whole order 10am the next morning in Bethesda MD - which just proves that any online store that tries to tell me that they can't process an order, cut the fabric and ship within 24 hours (for 3 yards one fabric) doesn;t know how to run their business
Spandex World is very slow on their swatches although their order
delivery time is better. both have some fascinating stuff on their websites.
>not me. I find they can't tell the difference between 100%cotton
> I am also a big fan of fabric.com - also great customer service
corduroy and lycra blend, and when I sent them a swatch back, they said
they never got it! Although the address I sent it to was the same one
they said I should use. Either they sent me the wrong fabric or their
bolt is mislabeled.. either way, they keep insisting it's 100% cotton
(yeah, with a stretch like that!)...
- In St. Louis we have both Tandy and ST Leather. ST Leather is actually less expensive on many items. Their website is www.stleather.com
Hope that is helpful.