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no 9 (or so) on the original list.

But thanks...
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Might I add Stuarts Fabrics on Leicester Market? No website or anything fancy unfortunately. He's the longest standing fabric supplier on Leicester Market, stands pretty much all week. The majority of the Leicester based reenactors will know him of course.
Very helpful, reasonable prices, good selection and wont BS you over prices or what he can/cant get either.

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Just bunged this one up on another thread but s'pose it should go here too.

Dead nice printed cotton chintzeseses, good for 18thC stuff.

http://www.dutchquilts.net/shop/home.php?cat=1
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Whilst I'm here, not strictly a fabric supplier http://www.kemptonantiques.com/ but a fair few stalls selling antique linen and hemp sheets, runners table cloths tea towels etc for reasonable rates and masses of other stuff to mooch round. Walking around at a fairly brisk pace pausing to buy some of the afore mentioned hemp sheets from this lady http://www.idachapman.co.uk/index.htm took 2hours and I dint see everything and was quite glad I hadn't taken more money as I'd have spent iton sword canes, muskets copper cookware, pocket watches, 18th stoneware, shoe buckles and snuffboxes and and and!
Another antique fabric seller with some very nice stuff is http://morgaine-le-fays-textiles.blogspot.com/ her blog and http://stores.ebay.co.uk/Morgaine-Le-Fa ... e-Textiles
Just took delivery of some fantastic tickings and huge hemp sheet.
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*Dribble* silk on silk velvets, cut silk velvets and other high end fabrics
Some are man made 'naturals' ie viscose (made from trees like cheap sausage skins, yuk!) so check first.

http://www.prelle.fr/en/collections/
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You are a horrid man, particularly for tempting me with the 'authentics' section :-x
Here's another rather pleasant place though...
http://www.marvictextiles.co.uk/

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purple peril wrote: Here's another rather pleasant place though...[/color] http://www.marvictextiles.co.uk/

oh goodness, the hand embroidered crewel section has some very lovely things. I rather fancy this
http://www.marvictextiles.co.uk/purna-amethyst/
but I'm too scared to ask them about pricing

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Couldn't someone - not me, incase I order something - ask about prices and post them here?

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I did just order some snippets of a couple that looked particularly promising, will let you know if they come with prices

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Rang them up and asked about the pricing. Minimum order is one metre. Prices range from £50 to £205 per metre depending on complexity of design etc etc.

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So maybe not curtains, but a hanging... I'll put it on the "I want some but can't justify it" list!

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I was having little fantasies about finding a fabric that would work for a Jacobean embroidered jacket without me having to do all the embroidery myself :$

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John Lewis occasionally has crewel wool embroidered fabric in the curtain department - pop in when you come and look at my my book?

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hi, i would highly recommend Croft Mill aswell. We've used them for years and have some great fabrics. Also the daughter has taken things into the 21st century and they have a very useful website with pictures of the materials ( you used to just get bizarre descriptions!)

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Certainly Croft Mill if you know what you want - good source for fine cotton lawns and always worth a trawl for oddities.

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Hi
I use Fabricland in Brighton, they have a mixture of stock items and one-offs. I've bought linen and wool from them both in store and on-line
Their website is www.fabricland.co.uk.

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'Rah!... they stock an item I have been trying to source. Thanking you awfully!
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time warp textiles for twill wools, and narrow bands for wyningas

http://www.aidan-campbell.co.uk/textiles.htm

and stuart interiors for brocaded wools, expensive but gorgeous

http://www.stuartinteriors.ltd.uk/

and on ebay I reccomend st georges woolen mill for manx tweed

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sally wrote:I was having little fantasies about finding a fabric that would work for a Jacobean embroidered jacket without me having to do all the embroidery myself :$
try english needlework from stuart interiors/rennaisance textiles

http://www.stuartinteriors.ltd.uk/renai ... xtiles/39/

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A little while ago someone posted a link to a company which was described as quite eccentric (it had lots of odd clipart’s and colour combination on their website). Although they didn’t have PayPal they still did postal orders, the post appears to have gone now but does anyone know who I mean? I remember they did very cheap felt.

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Hi
I'm not sure if this is the one http://www.fabricland.co.uk/

but is does have some mad graphics :crazy:

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Fantastic that’s exactly the one!

Cheers Deb :D

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Kochan and Phillips Historic Textiles: http://www.historicaltextiles.com

They're based in the US and UK, all their stuff is produced in UK to researched histiorical specifications, specifically for reenactors. Mostly woollen cloth for 18th & 19th C, but much of it suitable for earlier projects too. Their range is gradually expanding to include more fabrics suitable for civilian tailors, ACW, WW1 & WW2 etc. Some worsteds too.

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Based in the uk fab where can we get stuff ? as I draw the line at importing uk woll back ino the uk
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Nigel wrote:Based in the uk fab where can we get stuff ? as I draw the line at importing uk woll back ino the uk
Sean is based in Leicestershire when he is not on a tour of duty. His mum Maureen & dad (also Sean?) keep things running when he is away. They did their first ever market at the last ILHF.
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sisterwulfe69* wrote:The Remnant shop on Head St, Colchester will send swatches and will also send material and fabrics if you so ask :)
This shop is now called Fabric8.

Address is
12-14 Head St
Colchester
Essex
CO1 1NY

Web address:- http://www.fabric8online.co.uk/

Was in there yesterday, like it :D

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Mandors in Glasgow and Edinburgh are very good to they stock just about everything from silk to tartan

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Im a fabric trader.

A new website is in the motion but in the meantime just set up on ebay. More to come but their are limits on new members. English Clothes, Linens, etc.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/251334675109? ... 495wt_1328

Or just send me a message if you are looking for something in particualar. Happy to send samples.

Alex

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