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Beaver Felt Hats. Outside the USA, is there anyone somewha closer ho can do beaver felt has for 17th Century wear.

Posh stockings. Is there anyone who can do posh, nice, knitted stocking for posh wear for an Officer for mid 17th Century?

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Hi,

We are hoping to have some beaver fur later in the season, any good?

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Hand or machine knitted stockings? If you want machine ones you could ask the circular sock knitting people if someone can do you an appropriate pattern. I do handknit stockings but havent really got time to do commissions at the moment- not cheap unfortunately as a fine gauge stocking takes ages and ages and ages

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Beaver fur..Hmm...tempting but I have a nasty feeling it's too far down the process chain to be of much use.

Sally..

Do you know any one from such a group AND a pattern that I could ask?

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Beaver fur hats outside the US - not unless you find somebody selling one second hand - best bet is to import.

Beaver fur itself (although lovely), probably not much good, unless you are an expert felt maker, and have the equipment and skill to properly block, stretch and shrink the hat (but am guessing you already knew that :lol: ).

You could also try getting onto Paul Meekins - they do everyday knitted sockings, and may be able to do finer ones to request if you ask (have no idea if they can, but worth an ask).

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Bone questions again!

Beaver Felt. I'm guessing it has a different appearance to wool felt?

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Slightly - not sure can describe - but am guessing the average jo bloggs couldn't tell, given the "wa's wool?" questions I get asked at shows
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