20685Possible Heian SCAdian in New Zealand
- Mar 1, 2006Hello
Saionji: I would love those notes whenever you have the time to send
them to me. I have (with help) made a mock up hitoe before which
looked good, but I was unsure about it's accuracy. My hakama attempts
have been catastrophic.
Solveig: Silk that isn't noil is near impossible to find here in
Christchurch. The stuff that is even vaguely appropriate looking
retails for around 40 to 45 bucks a metre (noil is around $30, maybe
25 on sale). I estimated that minus shipping, a bolt of 8mm habotai
would cost me around NZ$220-250 from Silk Connection.
And I know it's probably a bit snobby, but if you're going to do Heian
why not do the nobility? I love the stupendously sumptuous amounts of
fabric and the bad acid trip-like colour combinations.
Kiri: If you know any names of silk suppliers, could I please have
them? Even if I have to buy 100 metre bolts it would be worth it, as I
could easily sell or donate any leftovers to my barony.
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