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Posted by: gormaden Nov 10 2017, 04:11 PM

What's sort of material do you make the costumes/tabards so they last longer in the chalky caves. (and can be washed regularly)

Thinking of making a shield cover out of this but a £9 a meter wanted to be sure.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Homescapes-Pure-Cotton-Furnishing-Fabric/dp/B008BIO3N8/ref=sr_1_14?ie=UTF8&qid=1510328973&sr=8-14&keywords=purple+fabric


Posted by: KatSables Nov 10 2017, 04:46 PM

Very expensive. Never buy fabric online.

Posted by: Onasuma Nov 10 2017, 05:12 PM

What Kat said. Go find somewhere with 15 fabric shops in a close area and wander about til you find something that suits.

Pete Long

Posted by: KatSables Nov 10 2017, 05:36 PM

QUOTE(Onasuma @ Nov 10 2017, 05:12 PM) *
What Kat said. Go find somewhere with 15 fabric shops in a close area and wander about til you find something that suits.

Pete Long


What Pete said

Posted by: fatteacher Nov 10 2017, 06:16 PM

QUOTE(Onasuma @ Nov 10 2017, 05:12 PM) *
What Kat said. Go find somewhere with 15 fabric shops in a close area and wander about til you find something that suits.

Pete Long

Do you have anywhere in mind?

Posted by: Fionamullin Nov 10 2017, 06:49 PM

Southall, Lewisham, Berwick st in Soho.

Posted by: Ferro Nov 10 2017, 06:51 PM

We use cotton drill.

Online prices are fine if you're buying wholesale quantity... Personally, we've really struggled finding fabric in shops for a decent price. They're usually too thin.

Posted by: Stuart Nov 10 2017, 08:01 PM

And don't get me started on trying to find reasonably-priced wool. It moves so much better than cotton.

Stuart

Posted by: stomperwombat Nov 10 2017, 09:57 PM

QUOTE(gormaden @ Nov 10 2017, 04:11 PM) *
What's sort of material do you make the costumes/tabards so they last longer in the chalky caves. (and can be washed regularly)

Thinking of making a shield cover out of this but a £9 a meter wanted to be sure.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Homescapes-Pure-Cotton-Furnishing-Fabric/dp/B008BIO3N8/ref=sr_1_14?ie=UTF8&qid=1510328973&sr=8-14&keywords=purple+fabric

I use a polyester mix, I know it is long lasting and a good material to use as I have a fire elf and an Ice/winter elf costumes made of this stuff that I made them 1986! and I still wear them down the caves 30 years later.
I shop at Walthamstow market London, as I find there is a good selection there, plus they are all competing with each other on there prices. I normally play one against the other to get price down (Haggle).
As it happens I need to make some shield covers for my daughters new large kite shield.

Hope that helps

Stomps

Posted by: KatSables Nov 10 2017, 10:03 PM

QUOTE(Stuart @ Nov 10 2017, 08:01 PM) *
And don't get me started on trying to find reasonably-priced wool. It moves so much better than cotton.

Stuart


I have a load of wool I will probably never use. You’re welcome to it?

Posted by: TimTreadwell Nov 10 2017, 10:46 PM

Anything made to stay down in the cave's Armoury needs to be totally synthetic.

The red furs for example - they will be there when the world ends.

Tim.

Posted by: duncanmatthias Nov 11 2017, 06:45 AM

QUOTE(TimTreadwell @ Nov 10 2017, 10:46 PM) *
Anything made to stay down in the cave's Armoury needs to be totally synthetic.

The red furs for example - they will be there when the world ends.

Tim.


Is that because the demons who end the world are wearing them?

Posted by: fatteacher Nov 11 2017, 07:41 AM

QUOTE(duncanmatthias @ Nov 11 2017, 06:45 AM) *
Is that because the demons who end the world are wearing them?

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