Gentleman of Fortune

Fabric: Beg, Barter or Buy

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In the Fabric Whore thread, it was suggested that a thread be started to help those of us who have over flowing fabric bins to break our addiction. Or to help the fabric "have nots" get some good stuff to start their pirate projects.

So

If your fabric locker is busting at the seems, list the stuff that you know you are probably not going to "get to" here.

***NOTE***

As this is under "Plunder", all types of fabric will probably be listed. That means all types of pirates (Historical, Theatrical, and Festival) will be looking.

Please try to describe the fabric as best you can, which should include fibre content if known, along with length and width and brief description

EXAMPLE

Fabric: Wool, Grey 2 yrds x 1.5 yrds

I am not sure the fiber content, but it looks to be an old navy blanket. Would probably make a nice short Jacket.

Free to good home, you pay shipping though $6?

Something like that....

GoF

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Excellent idea, shipmate!

Now I just have t'fight my way into me closet to find any extra bolts I be lookin' to be rid of. :lol:

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Just a thought but what if this was made into a sticky note so that it does not get burried...

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Excellent idea!

I should make an inventory of all my stuff!

Maybe we should all try to make photos of the stuff we have for trade, there's plenty of places where you can upload them for free and link from to this place :)

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OK then, I'll start.

#1 100% Blue silk dupioni with light gold warp

2 yards x 60"

medium weight upholstery fabric with a consistent texture. This is NOT an iridescent silk, but definitely has an under tone of the gold.

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Because of technological differences, the color in this photo may not be an accurate depiction of the fabric color.

ASKING: $20 plus shipping

~PENDING~#2 100% forest green silk dupioni~PENDING~

3 yards x 60"

medium to heavy weight silk in a gorgeous deep green. Has some "stubs" in the texture but still maintains a fairly even texture.

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Because of technological differences, the color in this photo may not be an accurate depiction of the fabric color.

ASKING: $30 plus shipping

I accept all forms of Paypal. Please PM or e-mail me for shipping estimate and Paypal address. Priority Flat Rate boxes start at $8.95, although I might be able to cram these into envelopes for as little as $4.60

Willing to trade for:

2 yards 100% black wool flannel, medium weight

4 yards 100% white linen, 3.5oz or lighter, handkerchief weight

1 yard 100% wool, 3.5 oz weight in any color

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OK... this isn't period fabric......

But I make animal mascots, and end up with large scraps of fake fur..... the scraps are too small for me to keep, so I just take them to the dump.....

But for someone that makes teddy bears or stuffed animals, they are large enough to use ........ let me know what color fake fur you want, and when I make something with that color, I can send you the larger scraps.......

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UPDATED!

As of Sept. 2009, this is what I have:

-Green cotton velveteen. 3+ yards. No stains. Looks great, just don't want the green. Will trade for blue velveteen or some other fabric, buttons, boning, lacing/trim, etc. Interested, PM or email me to work on trade.

~Lady B

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All the posts here are from last year. Has anyone anything currently to offer? This is a great idea to get rid of what you doint need and find that which you do :):)

Also I am lookinng for black, deep navy or crimson raw silk ribbon about one to two inches wide. I can't find it anywhere :blink:

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Edited by Crows Nest Vintage

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Let's keep this on topic, folks.

This thread is specifically if you have fabric you want to sell or trade or if you're looking for something.

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Looking in the workshop as I clean I have found a bit of leather scrap, from buckskin to thicker stuff.........Free to the asking party, but I will accept a "donation" for shipping.....

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Looking in the workshop as I clean I have found a bit of leather scrap, from buckskin to thicker stuff.........Free to the asking party, but I will accept a "donation" for shipping.....

Any doeskin? Is there enough to make at least a pair of breeches?

~Lady B

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I could do a pair of breeches for my daughters doll!! Mostly smaller scraps, might be enough for a pouch, but I have not got it all together for a picture yet.

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Looking for Rabbit fur - any one know where I can find that?

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Have you checked on Ebay or Etsy.....one or the other should have it.

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Looking for Rabbit fur - any one know where I can find that?

On a rabbit. ;)

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If you have a Tandy store locally many of them sell rabbit furs cheap ($3-$4 a pelt if I recall correctly)

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Yeah, the Tandy near me always has tons of rabbit pelts. I'd definitely recommend them.

Also, this thread totally needs to be resurrected. It was a great idea.

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Momma needs a new Robe A L'Anglaise...

...so she's selling/trading off bits and pieces to get some space and $.

Period Correct (for The most part) 005

Heavy Duty and Upholstery. Some green cotton twill. $10+ shipping

Period Correct (for The most part) 004

Pretty but not period. Black, Pink, and two matching pieces of Chocolate Brown polyester shantung. Some crimson poly taffeta. $10+ shipping

Period Correct (for The most part)

The Big Period Pile: reclaimed blue and white cotton curtain with ruffle, some cotton prints that look almost 19th C, some other cotton prints, some printed cotton ticking. Good for a quilt. $20+ shipping (it's a good armload, so expect shipping to be a bit more).

Bigger pieces to come! Paypal acct available.

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Just posted nine different yardages of fabrics collected over the years. Highlights include one 100% cotton, one velveteen, and two possibly 19th C/ Civil War reproduction fabrics, all enough for either a waistcoat, whole or front, or a full dress. Varying yardages, smalles is 2yds and change, the largest one is about 8-10 yds.

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Please visit my gallery for more!

Will sell at $3/whole yard + shipping. Please bear in mind that the larger yardages will cost more in shipping. 8 yds of medium weight cotton is a pain in the butt.

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