- ... cambric ... http://www.pagelinx.com/ulsterlinen/ Very interesting. Their price list .pdf file shows eight varieties of 2.8 oz linen; the first five areMessage 1 of 41 , Apr 4, 2005View SourceKass replied:
> > Kass--would you mind sharing your source for sheer linen? I've
> > ... yet to see anything finer in
> > linen than fabricstore.com's 3.5 oz sample.
> It's not entirely sheer, Aurora, but it's the closest thing I've
> found. Ulster Linen (google for the URL) sells a 2.8oz Irish
> that is very fine. It's also very expensive. But if you wanthttp://www.pagelinx.com/ulsterlinen/
> something that fine...
Very interesting. Their price list .pdf file shows eight varieties of
2.8 oz linen; the first five are pretty reasonabe. (I've certainly
seen higher prices at specialty sewing stores.) The trick would be
working out that $200 minimum first order divided by the minimum yard
cut without breaking the bank. Hmm, have to rope in a couple of
Do you think the 60" Czech linen is half the price of the Irish and
Belgian because the quality is that much lower?
I think I'll throw that question out to the larger list. Do linen
lovers see and feel consistent differences between fabrics made in
different countries? (Those mid-weight, dyed Italian linens on sale
at Denver Fabrics look awfully tempting.)
> A couple years ago, Rupert, Gibbon and Spider (silkconnection.com)They don't. The only item listed in their linen section is a mid-
> were selling a linen/silk blend guaze that retained some of the
> crispness of linen. I've used that for sheer underthings, but I
> don't know if they carry it anymore. =(
weight yardage in a leaf pattern. Nice, but not what I need right
The silk gauze I ordered from them years ago, however, is still soft
and strong even after being dyed black and machine sewn.
Thanks for the links, Kass.
Going tangential, but related--May I ask if you and your lovely
patterns from Reconstructing History will be attending Costume-Con 23
in Ogden, Utah this month? I'm certain a coterie of kingdom
garboholics (hi, Ashe'el) would love to chat with you over tea and
cookies if you're available.
Aurora de Portugal
- ... I m so sorry, dear lady; I meant no discourtesy. I simply haven t seen much interest in SCAdian doll clothes demonstrated in Artemisia. I ve seen one teddyMessage 41 of 41 , Apr 12, 2005View SourceCecilia Dollmaker wept:
> You didn't list My class--Dressing Dolls. sniff. neglected.I'm so sorry, dear lady; I meant no discourtesy. I simply haven't
seen much interest in SCAdian doll clothes demonstrated in Artemisia.
I've seen one teddy bear dressed in knitted chain mail, and I've been
told that a long-time Laurel once created an early-period wardrobe
for Barbie. I'd be interested in making doll clohtes if doing so
could improve my patterning and fitting skills for adult-sized
Utah does seem to exhibit a great interest in doll clothes, but all
the dolls I can recall appear to dressed in Victorian fashions.
> I'd love to get a meal with local people. :)We'd love to meet an Easterner. I'm estimating late afternoon in
> Since I'm not competing (only my dolls), my weekend's pretty loose.
order to accommodate the locals going to Kingdom Convocation. Watch
this space for details!
> > Andrea Schewe, Simplicity's historic designer, will be theFascinating. So this is her way of getting the best feedback from her
> > keynote speaker at the conference.)
> Andrea came to CC22 & left with a notebook Full of sketches & notes
>& a heart full of enthusiasm; she came because the con chair took a
>risk & asked Simplicity.
customer base? Do you have any information on Betsy Burger, the other
featured designer? I'd never even heard of her.
> > The entry fee for CC23 is still pretty steep, but it looks moreThanks for the tip. Quilting isn't my thing, but it's very popular in
> > and more worth the investment.
> Please price a quilt show/classes sometimes--they about as
>expensive to get in to more than just walk past the quilte & more
>for each class.
> Once in CC, you can get every class for free or for a materials fee.
Utah. I have seen some breathtaking art and traditional quilts
displayed out here.
> The vendor's room should have some really excellent czech beads; Idon't know who/what else will be selling.
I'll post the list of vendors and their main merchandise once it
arrives in my mailbox.
Aurora de Portugal