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  • linda craft
    Barb, Are the mills open to the public and where are they? You say you may open a shop in Stone mountain, does that mean Atlanta area? I ve always heard mills
    Message 1 of 19 , May 1, 2002
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      Barb,
      Are the mills open to the public and where are they?
      You say you may open a shop in Stone mountain, does
      that mean Atlanta area? I've always heard mills sell
      very inexpensively but have never had a chance to see
      for myself. thanx
      linda
      --- Barb Moore <renaissance_clothier@...> wrote:
      > Actually, I get fabrics from the mills and
      > manufacturers. Again, it is somewhat seasonal but
      > not
      > necessarily. I can usually get just about any fabric
      > and resell it for $2-3 a yard if you buy at least 5
      > yards. Just ask for what you want. I would
      > appreciate
      > the support. I do not have a website yet, but I'm
      > working on it.
      > Thanks,
      > Barb
      >
      > --- rnewell@... wrote:
      > > 10ish yds usually is not considered bulk. A bolt
      > is
      > > 20 to 25 yds, and some
      > > places require you to purachase the put-up of 50
      > to
      > > 100 yds minimum. Shopping
      > > around is always the best bet if you have the
      > time.
      > > If you are using a constant
      > > supply of the same fabrics, some companies will
      > give
      > > you a wholesale account,
      > > and fill your orders as you need it. Rosebrand
      > and
      > > Dharma are pretty good
      > > about this. Good Luck!
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > > Quoting Katherine Bunting <kbunting@...>:
      > >
      > > > <html><body>
      > > >
      > > >
      > > > <tt>
      > > > Dear ladies and gents,<BR>
      > > > <BR>
      > > > After a recent fabric-buying excursion, I looked
      > > into buying fabric
      > > > in<BR>
      > > > bulk online.  (Needed 10-ish yards of
      > > something to make a
      > > > cape/cloak,<BR>
      > > > *knew* it was going to cost me...  but I
      > > *still* hurt on the cost,
      > > > even<BR>
      > > > though I went to a supplier with *excellent*,
      > low
      > > prices)<BR>
      > > > <BR>
      > > > Has anyone had experience with vendors like
      > > FabricDirect.com or
      > > > other<BR>
      > > > online fabric vendors?  How are their
      > > prices?  Service? 
      > > > Is it really<BR>
      > > > worth it?  I'm looking for things like
      > > velour, peachskin, twill,
      > > > and<BR>
      > > > other things to make washable costuming. 
      > The
      > > per-yard
      > > > savings<BR>
      > > > difference between buying the bolt online, and
      > > buying the yardage at
      > > > a<BR>
      > > > storefront seems worth it.  I'm just trying
      > > to get up the gumption
      > > > to<BR>
      > > > make that kind of financial outlay... 
      > (Bolt
      > > fabric storage is also
      > > > an<BR>
      > > > issue.)<BR>
      > > > <BR>
      > > > Thoughts, anyone?<BR>
      > > > <BR>
      > > > ~ Kate<BR>
      > > > </tt>
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    • Dana Koga
      Barb, I m interested in sari silks in a red or dark red. However, I m pretty game for solid colored silks as well. Can t wait til your website is up and
      Message 2 of 19 , May 1, 2002
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        Barb,

        I'm interested in sari silks in a red or dark red. However, I'm pretty game for solid colored silks as well. Can't wait til your website is up and running.

        Thanks,
        Dana
      • Barb Moore
        Linda, there are outlets that sell to the public. If you have a truck and can buy 100lbs or more at one time (some are more), you can purchase from the
        Message 3 of 19 , May 1, 2002
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          Linda, there are "outlets" that sell to the public. If
          you have a truck and can buy 100lbs or more at one
          time (some are more), you can purchase from the mills.
          There are mills scattered across the US.
          Barb

          --- linda craft <costumelady@...> wrote:
          > Barb,
          > Are the mills open to the public and where are
          > they?
          > You say you may open a shop in Stone mountain, does
          > that mean Atlanta area? I've always heard mills sell
          > very inexpensively but have never had a chance to
          > see
          > for myself. thanx
          > linda
          > --- Barb Moore <renaissance_clothier@...>
          > wrote:
          > > Actually, I get fabrics from the mills and
          > > manufacturers. Again, it is somewhat seasonal but
          > > not
          > > necessarily. I can usually get just about any
          > fabric
          > > and resell it for $2-3 a yard if you buy at least
          > 5
          > > yards. Just ask for what you want. I would
          > > appreciate
          > > the support. I do not have a website yet, but I'm
          > > working on it.
          > > Thanks,
          > > Barb
          > >
          > > --- rnewell@... wrote:
          > > > 10ish yds usually is not considered bulk. A
          > bolt
          > > is
          > > > 20 to 25 yds, and some
          > > > places require you to purachase the put-up of 50
          > > to
          > > > 100 yds minimum. Shopping
          > > > around is always the best bet if you have the
          > > time.
          > > > If you are using a constant
          > > > supply of the same fabrics, some companies will
          > > give
          > > > you a wholesale account,
          > > > and fill your orders as you need it. Rosebrand
          > > and
          > > > Dharma are pretty good
          > > > about this. Good Luck!
          > > >
          > > >
          > > >
          > > >
          > > >
          > > >
          > > >
          > > >
          > > >
          > > >
          > > >
          > > >
          > > >
          > > > Quoting Katherine Bunting
          > <kbunting@...>:
          > > >
          > > > > <html><body>
          > > > >
          > > > >
          > > > > <tt>
          > > > > Dear ladies and gents,<BR>
          > > > > <BR>
          > > > > After a recent fabric-buying excursion, I
          > looked
          > > > into buying fabric
          > > > > in<BR>
          > > > > bulk online.  (Needed 10-ish yards of
          > > > something to make a
          > > > > cape/cloak,<BR>
          > > > > *knew* it was going to cost me...  but I
          > > > *still* hurt on the cost,
          > > > > even<BR>
          > > > > though I went to a supplier with *excellent*,
          > > low
          > > > prices)<BR>
          > > > > <BR>
          > > > > Has anyone had experience with vendors like
          > > > FabricDirect.com or
          > > > > other<BR>
          > > > > online fabric vendors?  How are their
          > > > prices?  Service? 
          > > > > Is it really<BR>
          > > > > worth it?  I'm looking for things like
          > > > velour, peachskin, twill,
          > > > > and<BR>
          > > > > other things to make washable costuming. 
          > > The
          > > > per-yard
          > > > > savings<BR>
          > > > > difference between buying the bolt online, and
          > > > buying the yardage at
          > > > > a<BR>
          > > > > storefront seems worth it.  I'm just
          > trying
          > > > to get up the gumption
          > > > > to<BR>
          > > > > make that kind of financial outlay... 
          > > (Bolt
          > > > fabric storage is also
          > > > > an<BR>
          > > > > issue.)<BR>
          > > > > <BR>
          > > > > Thoughts, anyone?<BR>
          > > > > <BR>
          > > > > ~ Kate<BR>
          > > > > </tt>
          > > > >
          > > > > <br>
          > > > >
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        • Barb Moore
          Thanks Dana :) I will let you all know when it is up and running. b ... __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Yahoo! Health - your
          Message 4 of 19 , May 1, 2002
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            Thanks Dana :) I will let you all know when it is up
            and running.
            b

            --- Dana Koga <kogada@...-clara.ca.us> wrote:
            > Barb,
            >
            > I'm interested in sari silks in a red or dark red.
            > However, I'm pretty game for solid colored silks as
            > well. Can't wait til your website is up and
            > running.
            >
            > Thanks,
            > Dana
            >
            >
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