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  • Susan Cassidy
    The Walmart in Hudson NH is closing its fabric department, and I have been watching the downsizing of fabric availability at the other store I frequent, so
    Message 1 of 19 , Jan 11, 2007
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      The Walmart in Hudson NH is closing its fabric department, and I have been
      watching the downsizing of fabric availability at the other store I
      frequent, so I’m not totally convinced that Walmart isn’t phasing out fabric
      departments.



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      [mailto:TheCostumersManifesto@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of veann snyder
      Sent: Thursday, January 11, 2007 1:18 AM
      To: TheCostumersManifesto@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: Re: [TheCostumersManifesto] Walmart is closing it's fabric
      departments nationwide!!!




      after all the posts to the list i called walmart personally. and they said
      they have no plans of closing there fabric department. [there is god lol] so
      we can all rest at ease lol
      veann snyder <mother_snyder@ <mailto:mother_snyder%40yahoo.com> yahoo.com>
      wrote: can you post a link please. i googled it and man there is a lot of
      differant ones out there. i guess walmart really makes some people mad lol.
      i also use them alot and it would really changes the way i do things for the
      worse. dont know what i would do without there 1 and 2 dollar fabric racks.

      The Costume Shop <rermisch@localnet. <mailto:rermisch%40localnet.com> com>
      wrote: Fellow sewers, lend me your ears and your abilitiy to petition
      online!
      Walmart is indeed going to close it's fabric and craft departments
      nationwide . Supposedly, they are "testing the waters" but there seems to be
      no plan to bring them back if thinks do not turn out the way they think it
      will. We all need a reliable source of cheaper fabrics . I use their $1.87
      cotton to line all my bodices. The sewers in my community will need to drive
      1 hour minimum to get to the next nearest sewing center which are Jo-Ann
      Fabric stores. Don't get me wrong. I use Jo-Anns a lot but I can't afford to
      take a trip all the time when I need just bare essentials to finish a sewing
      project.
      Where else can you get cotton velveteen for $6.59 a yard. Yes, they only got
      it around the fall but I stocked up every year and some of the capes I made
      from it are 8 years old and still going strong even after repeated washings.
      Their sequined fabric was priced lower than anyone else's and Okay , so they
      do eventually wash off the fabric, but at that price it still lasted long
      enough.
      Go to Google and put in Walmart petition and you can fill out the petition
      quickly and easily. Please tell everyone you know. Do it now!

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    • Diana
      ... they said they have no plans of closing there fabric department. [there is god lol] so we can all rest at ease lol Unfortunately, I don t thin that s true.
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        --- In TheCostumersManifesto@yahoogroups.com, veann snyder
        <mother_snyder@...> wrote:
        >
        >
        > after all the posts to the list i called walmart personally. and
        they said they have no plans of closing there fabric department.
        [there is god lol] so we can all rest at ease lol


        Unfortunately, I don't thin that's true. I wouldn't put it passed
        them to lie. My mother works in the fabric department at a Walmart
        and she told me quite awhile ago that there were plans to close it.
        She wasn't sure exactly when. It's worse for her because Walmart
        essentially drove other fabric and craft suppliers out of business in
        her area. I'm sorry for everyone who is dependant on them. I guess
        the internet will be the best option.
      • lanorte1@aol.com
        I m trying to find a source for Roman or Egyptian-style sandals, the type that have leather straps which go up to the knee. Ideally, I d like to purchase them
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          I'm trying to find a source for Roman or Egyptian-style sandals, the type that have leather straps which go up to the knee. Ideally, I'd like to purchase them (new or used), but would consider rental as well. I'm definitely NOT interested in the vinyl "spats" that are worn over a modern sandal, nor do I want to just wrap ribbon or elastic around the actors' legs. Our audience is too close to the stage for us to be able to get away with that.

          I'd appreciate any help anyone can offer. Thank you!

          Donna
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        • Ms Kristine Hudson
          Clearly, the person you spoke with is not informed. Afterall, how many times have you heard of layoffs, and the employee is the very last person to know? ;-D
          Message 4 of 19 , Jan 11, 2007
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            Clearly, the person you spoke with is not informed.
            Afterall, how many times have you heard of layoffs,
            and the employee is the very last person to know? ;-D

            Kristine


            --- veann snyder <mother_snyder@...> wrote:

            >
            > after all the posts to the list i called walmart
            > personally. and they said they have no plans of
            > closing there fabric department. [there is god lol]
            > so we can all rest at ease lol
            > veann snyder <mother_snyder@...> wrote:
            > can you post a link please. i googled it and man
            > there is a lot of differant ones out there. i guess
            > walmart really makes some people mad lol. i also use
            > them alot and it would really changes the way i do
            > things for the worse. dont know what i would do
            > without there 1 and 2 dollar fabric racks.
            >
            > The Costume Shop <rermisch@...> wrote:
            > Fellow sewers, lend me your ears and your abilitiy
            > to petition online!
            > Walmart is indeed going to close it's fabric and
            > craft departments nationwide . Supposedly, they are
            > "testing the waters" but there seems to be no plan
            > to bring them back if thinks do not turn out the way
            > they think it will. We all need a reliable source of
            > cheaper fabrics . I use their $1.87 cotton to line
            > all my bodices. The sewers in my community will need
            > to drive 1 hour minimum to get to the next nearest
            > sewing center which are Jo-Ann Fabric stores. Don't
            > get me wrong. I use Jo-Anns a lot but I can't afford
            > to take a trip all the time when I need just bare
            > essentials to finish a sewing project.
            > Where else can you get cotton velveteen for $6.59 a
            > yard. Yes, they only got it around the fall but I
            > stocked up every year and some of the capes I made
            > from it are 8 years old and still going strong even
            > after repeated washings. Their sequined fabric was
            > priced lower than anyone else's and Okay , so they
            > do eventually wash off the fabric, but at that price
            > it still lasted long enough.
            > Go to Google and put in Walmart petition and you can
            > fill out the petition quickly and easily. Please
            > tell everyone you know. Do it now!
            >
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          • The Costume Shop
            Perhaps Walmart is only closing some of their stores. My info came from people who had been informed by headquarters that they would be closing down by April.
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              Perhaps Walmart is only closing some of their stores. My info came from people who had been informed by headquarters that they would be closing down by April. I have seen this person repeatedly and have been urged to tell as many people as possible because they know how many of their customers would be adversely affected. Maybe your local Walmart is not closing. Anyway it would be a shame.
              On another note, I have two Jo-Ann Fabric stores, both an hours drive away. One is much larger than the other but poorly run. There is never enough help and service is slow. Also, their selection is not as good as the smaller one. The smaller store of the two is well run, well stocked, their service is great and it is always busy when I go there. Perhaps , Jo-Ann's head office is looking at closing some of their stores for the usual reasons. Anyway , I am worried about any fabric stores closing for any reason. We do not have enough of them now.

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            • iom315
              After reading the posts and checking other websites I decided to contact Walmart corp headquarters. If I get a response I will let you know. The site I found
              Message 6 of 19 , Jan 11, 2007
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                After reading the posts and checking other websites I decided to
                contact Walmart corp headquarters. If I get a response I will let you
                know.

                The site I found for feedback to WalMart,Inc. is
                http://www.walmartstores.com/GlobalWMStoresWeb/navigate.do?catg=224

                When I travel to Louisiana for work I always use WalMart fabrics as a
                back up for the unexpected things that crop up at Mardi Gras time.

                DL Dixon
                Ides of March Design Group, Ltd.
              • Carla Pollard
                there s a handful on ebay. ... From: lanorte1@aol.com To: TheCostumersManifesto@yahoogroups.com Sent: Thursday, January 11, 2007 10:47 AM Subject:
                Message 7 of 19 , Jan 13, 2007
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                  there's a handful on ebay.
                  ----- Original Message -----
                  From: lanorte1@...
                  To: TheCostumersManifesto@yahoogroups.com
                  Sent: Thursday, January 11, 2007 10:47 AM
                  Subject: [TheCostumersManifesto] Re: Looking for Roman or Egyptian sandals


                  I'm trying to find a source for Roman or Egyptian-style sandals, the type that have leather straps which go up to the knee. Ideally, I'd like to purchase them (new or used), but would consider rental as well. I'm definitely NOT interested in the vinyl "spats" that are worn over a modern sandal, nor do I want to just wrap ribbon or elastic around the actors' legs. Our audience is too close to the stage for us to be able to get away with that.

                  I'd appreciate any help anyone can offer. Thank you!

                  Donna
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                • Spidra Webster
                  I don t know if you got an answer to this one. Museum Replicas sells Roman sandals, but the type that legionaries wore: http://www.museumreplicas.com/ They do
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                    I don't know if you got an answer to this one. Museum Replicas sells
                    Roman sandals, but the type that legionaries wore:

                    http://www.museumreplicas.com/

                    They do not go all the way up to the knee.

                    http://www.lawrensnest.com/accessories.html

                    The "enclosed high boot" goes higher.

                    You might also want to email some Roman Re-enactment groups directly.
                    This is a fast-growing segment of re-enactment and I've seen some very
                    impressive get-ups on their sites.

                    http://www.romanempire.net/romepage/Links/
                    roman_reenactment_groups.htm#United%20States%20Reenactment%20Units%20and
                    %20Other%20Groups
                  • lanorte1@aol.com
                    In a message dated 1/13/2007 2:45:11 PM Central Standard Time, spidra@speakeasy.net writes: I don t know if you got an answer to this one. Museum Replicas
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                      In a message dated 1/13/2007 2:45:11 PM Central Standard Time,
                      spidra@... writes:
                      I don't know if you got an answer to this one. Museum Replicas sells
                      Roman sandals, but the type that legionaries wore:

                      http://www.museumreplicas.com/

                      They do not go all the way up to the knee.

                      http://www.lawrensnest.com/accessories.html

                      The "enclosed high boot" goes higher.

                      You might also want to email some Roman Re-enactment groups directly.
                      This is a fast-growing segment of re-enactment and I've seen some very
                      impressive get-ups on their sites.

                      http://www.romanempire.net/romepage/Links/
                      roman_reenactment_groups.htm#United%20States%20Reenactment%20Units%20and
                      %20Other%20Groups



                      Thanks so much! I'll check these out.

                      Donna


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                    • Spidra Webster
                      If those are too expensive, I found these cheapies on a costume site. http://www.costumecraze.com/ACC92.html?c=celebros,ACC92
                      Message 10 of 19 , Jan 13, 2007
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                        If those are too expensive, I found these cheapies on a costume site.

                        http://www.costumecraze.com/ACC92.html?c=celebros,ACC92
                      • Susan Cassidy
                        I spoke with the person cutting in the fabric dept. in Hudson, NH the other day, and the phase out is going to take longer than they originally thought, in the
                        Message 11 of 19 , Jan 14, 2007
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                          I spoke with the person cutting in the fabric dept. in Hudson, NH the other
                          day, and the phase out is going to take longer than they originally thought,
                          in the next year or two rather than this quarter. It is clearly still a
                          concern, and though I buy lots of stuff on Ebay and the internet, I need to
                          feel the fabric, and that’s not going to change.



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                          From: TheCostumersManifesto@yahoogroups.com
                          [mailto:TheCostumersManifesto@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Ms Kristine
                          Hudson
                          Sent: Thursday, January 11, 2007 4:35 PM
                          To: TheCostumersManifesto@yahoogroups.com
                          Subject: Re: [TheCostumersManifesto] Walmart is closing it's fabric
                          departments nationwide!!!



                          Clearly, the person you spoke with is not informed.
                          Afterall, how many times have you heard of layoffs,
                          and the employee is the very last person to know? ;-D

                          Kristine

                          --- veann snyder <mother_snyder@ <mailto:mother_snyder%40yahoo.com>
                          yahoo.com> wrote:

                          >
                          > after all the posts to the list i called walmart
                          > personally. and they said they have no plans of
                          > closing there fabric department. [there is god lol]
                          > so we can all rest at ease lol
                          > veann snyder <mother_snyder@ <mailto:mother_snyder%40yahoo.com> yahoo.com>
                          wrote:
                          > can you post a link please. i googled it and man
                          > there is a lot of differant ones out there. i guess
                          > walmart really makes some people mad lol. i also use
                          > them alot and it would really changes the way i do
                          > things for the worse. dont know what i would do
                          > without there 1 and 2 dollar fabric racks.
                          >
                          > The Costume Shop <rermisch@localnet. <mailto:rermisch%40localnet.com> com>
                          wrote:
                          > Fellow sewers, lend me your ears and your abilitiy
                          > to petition online!
                          > Walmart is indeed going to close it's fabric and
                          > craft departments nationwide . Supposedly, they are
                          > "testing the waters" but there seems to be no plan
                          > to bring them back if thinks do not turn out the way
                          > they think it will. We all need a reliable source of
                          > cheaper fabrics . I use their $1.87 cotton to line
                          > all my bodices. The sewers in my community will need
                          > to drive 1 hour minimum to get to the next nearest
                          > sewing center which are Jo-Ann Fabric stores. Don't
                          > get me wrong. I use Jo-Anns a lot but I can't afford
                          > to take a trip all the time when I need just bare
                          > essentials to finish a sewing project.
                          > Where else can you get cotton velveteen for $6.59 a
                          > yard. Yes, they only got it around the fall but I
                          > stocked up every year and some of the capes I made
                          > from it are 8 years old and still going strong even
                          > after repeated washings. Their sequined fabric was
                          > priced lower than anyone else's and Okay , so they
                          > do eventually wash off the fabric, but at that price
                          > it still lasted long enough.
                          > Go to Google and put in Walmart petition and you can
                          > fill out the petition quickly and easily. Please
                          > tell everyone you know. Do it now!
                          >
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                        • Suzan Kathleen
                          Hello all, If WalMart closes it s fabric depts it will be a tragedy ... not a Greek-style tragedy, but one none the less. I told a friend about this & she
                          Message 12 of 19 , Jan 30, 2007
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                            Hello all, If WalMart closes it's fabric depts it will be a tragedy
                            ... not a Greek-style tragedy, but one none the less. I told a friend
                            about this & she went to the website www.snopes.com (an internet
                            rumor-control service) & they didn't have any info but some other site
                            did, & what she found was that some of the WMs are losing their fabric
                            depts because they're not doing enough business ... I guess we'll just
                            have to see what happens. I can't stand WM for so many reasons, the
                            fabric depts are the only thing I like. JoAnn is turning into
                            Advanced WalMart ...
                            I could go on & on ... Anyway. - Suzan Kathleen

                            "God says, 'Take what you want! Take what you want ... and pay for
                            it.'" - Spanish proverb
                          • veann snyder
                            well thanks for the heads up. i know the wm here in fairbanks ak has no plans of closing the fabric dept. they make far to much off of it. espesially fleece
                            Message 13 of 19 , Jan 31, 2007
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                              well thanks for the heads up. i know the wm here in fairbanks ak has no plans of closing the fabric dept. they make far to much off of it. espesially fleece which they carry all year round up here to complete racks. go figure lol. they even have 2 people working it most of the time. people do a lot of crafting up here to combat cabin fever. so if they close your wm fabric dept guess youll all just have to move to alaska lol. keep stitchin everybody

                              Suzan Kathleen <ballfringenation@...> wrote: Hello all, If WalMart closes it's fabric depts it will be a tragedy
                              ... not a Greek-style tragedy, but one none the less. I told a friend
                              about this & she went to the website www.snopes.com (an internet
                              rumor-control service) & they didn't have any info but some other site
                              did, & what she found was that some of the WMs are losing their fabric
                              depts because they're not doing enough business ... I guess we'll just
                              have to see what happens. I can't stand WM for so many reasons, the
                              fabric depts are the only thing I like. JoAnn is turning into
                              Advanced WalMart ...
                              I could go on & on ... Anyway. - Suzan Kathleen

                              "God says, 'Take what you want! Take what you want ... and pay for
                              it.'" - Spanish proverb






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