20686Re: [SCA-JML] Possible Heian SCAdian in New Zealand
- Mar 1, 2006Hera wrote:
> HelloSorry...I don't know of any. If you live in Christchurch, there may
> 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.
> Cheers, Hera
well be a Chinese embassy or consulate there and they may be able to
help you. I did "google" Chinese silk and found another place you might
check out...Discount Fabrics USA at
You might try searching online as well....
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