Re: [F-Costume] Looking for a very, very soft nylon/spandex blend - and Google Fu has failed
- while I'm usually 'link allergic' - that's pretty cute! btw: for those
that don't know mushrooms: fly agaric is the standard red topped
mushroom with white spots.
as to the spandex.. most cities don't have stores that carry much of a
selection of spandex. SYFabrics (out of LA) is likely to be the closest
to you - and that's not really anywhere near you!
<http://www.syfabrics.com/Browse.aspx?Search=spandex> will take you to
their regular spandex page (I tend to use them more for their stretch
The other 2 places I shop for spandex are out of NYC (I think they were
right on the edge of the storm blackout, don't know which way they went
or how they are at the moment.) <http://www.spandexhouse.com/> and
<http://spandexworld.com/> - that's all they carry: spandex in all styles.
My first thought for a mushroom might be a moleskin fabric. not quite
suede but a little touch of fuzzy - which I've found many mushrooms to
be: just a little textured. If you want to look at that, spandex house
has more than spandex world.
or, if you really want shiny smooth: consider milliskin (pretty basic -
spandex, no special effects - bathing suit weight) it's 80%nylon 20%
spandex, you can get shiny or matte - spandexhouse has an off-white
shiny that might be what you want.
both NYC places will swatch for free (just call them - ask for a
variety, they sometimes get disappointed if you only one or two! tell
them what you're looking for and they'll make up a page full), although
they aren't always the fastest getting swatches out (much faster getting
sorry there aren't any places you can go and fondle the fabric
personally, but.. these days, those places are few and far between - and
looking for a specialty.. you gotta go to the fabric districts.
On 11/02/2012 01:51 AM, Dennis Carr wrote:
> So, here's the skinny.
> First, consider this image:
> In a word - HELP! Where can I get some of this stuff?