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Rings for lacing

Posted: Mon Oct 08, 2007 8:22 pm
by Cecily
Does anyone know whether there's a supplier of small metal rings suitable for lacing through? I can't get curtain rings the right size. I've experimented with plastic etc (even mail rings) and have worked out that they shouldn't be more than 1cm external diameter; similar to the size you'd get with wire wrapped around a standard pencil. They need to be soldered not 'butted' and shouldn't mark the fabric. Any suggestions welcome.

Posted: Mon Oct 08, 2007 11:17 pm
by Tuppence

woodworking washers - tha smallest size

Posted: Tue Oct 09, 2007 11:02 am
by Hraefn
Wilkys as stated above or if you have a decent old fashioned hardware shop. Solid stamped out washers in steel or brass work for me but as they're stamped they can need a once over with a small file to take off any rough/sharp edges that can wear at the thread. or get someone to make you up a load by wrapping wire round a dowel to get the size then cutting and soldering...pain in the bum though, pends if it's ultra orfo' 'stand off' scale or just a look.


Posted: Tue Oct 09, 2007 11:54 am
by Annie the Pedlar
I make them.
Maggot of the Medieval Tailor's Assistant has advised on authentie/practical size but as they are hand made I can make them any size you want. They are made from wire and soldered so no sharp edges and no gaps.
I can't compete with Wilkinson's on price - they are 6 for £1 - but I give better customer care :wink:

Posted: Thu Oct 11, 2007 11:13 pm
by Cecily
Thanks everyone, that's really useful. I shall go find some rings and get stitching, lucet-ing and eventually lacing! Cecily

Posted: Tue Dec 04, 2007 11:08 am
by Annie the Pedlar
Hi Cecily - the PM flaggy thing didn't work. I've only just read your message to me. I've PMed you back but in case the flaggy thing is broke for you too I'm just telling you....(this message is like a round - go back to the begining and start again :lol: )

Posted: Wed Dec 05, 2007 9:48 pm
by Ben_Fletcher
I'd like to highly recomend the Bass lathing rings from here

As used to fasten both of Megs wedding dresses for the big day in September.

Nice and smooth for sewing, no join to cut the threads, available in brass or silver...

Posted: Sun Dec 23, 2007 11:52 am
by auldMotherBegg
Erm... BOTH of Megs's wedding dresses? :?

Posted: Tue Jan 01, 2008 9:31 pm
by Caithlinn
Yep, both! Underdress and gown....

and I can actually recommend them as well..... have used them for a few years now, very nice looking and just big enough for a "standard" aiglet to still fit through (with a silk lace, however, so not sure what a woolen or linen lace would add in bulk...)

Caithlinn :)