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Where thar be neck wear?

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Where might one be in finding of silken neck wear?

I pilfered me self a nice large bit o' silk from Canada what makes a good head cover for t' keep me hat clean but can not find smaller bits what fer t' tie around me neck.

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I was think'n sumth'n like the piece Mr. Moon wears in 'Yellow Beard'; small, black, not bulky. Or what else might a pirate tie around the neck for t' fend off the night's chill wind?

An' where might one find a good choice of rag for ta make sash with? I see lots of Jack Sparrow sash about, an' I see lots of modern cloth about, but where be the Hemp, Linen, Silk, and 100% Cotton types, preferably long enough fer two times around me wide rum filled waist?

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A square yard of linen will do nicely for a neck-tie, or you can use a solid colored silk scarf from a ladies store. Most prints are just not right.(Who's gonna argue with a PYRATE!)

On the sashes, worsted wool was a common material, as would silk be. Egyptian cotton may have been used too. My best freinds wife makes the long Voyaguer sashes that wrap around twice, or three times if you're a small guy. they average 12'6''. She makes them custom for the Boy Scouts Mic-o-say costumes on an inkle loom, but uses modern 100% wool. I have two solid red ones that she made, and if you are going to PiP this year one of them will be there for auction I believe.

Try Smoke-n-Fire company, or Jas. Townsend & Son.

Good luck.

Bo

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You might also want to try Dharma Trading Company. They sell all kinds of material and dyes, including silk. A men's silk handkerchief would be the right size (17" x 17" = 24" on the diagonal, which is big enough for most men's necks) and they've got them there as well.

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hmmmmmmmmm good idea with the silken herichief.......as to where to find neck wear...well generally around one's neck........

sorry couldn't resist :(

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as to where to find neck wear...well generally around one's neck........

sorry couldn't resist :(

OOOHHH you ornery cuss you!! :(

Bo

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pyrate neckwear could also be found on "execution dock" :(:(:(

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I hear hemp is the rage around those parts. Capt'n Sterling would be familiar with that I bet.

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**getting all teary eyed**

Ah gee thanks guys fer thinking of me... ah.. group hugs!!! ;) :angry: B)B)

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A pre-hemmed silk scarf is most definitely the way to go. Warm enough in cold weather, light & cool enough in the heat. Plus they take no space to pack.

If you're in the mood to dye for yourself, Dharma Trading is the best. Many of my neckerchiefs are made from their 30" square scarves & fiber reactive dyes. I've found that the larger size is too big & the small size doesn't offer enough tail for a few twists or to tuck in.

If you're hoping to purchase, try an internet search for "Waldorf Play Silk". They are intended as play things for children in Waldorf eduction, however the colorful silk scarves are the perfect addition to every basic sailors (& proper woman's) kit. Just stick with the solid colors over the tie dye ones. Nova Naturals Toys carries a wide selection and is a very reliable company.

Do try to avoid those "other" options :angry:

Hope that helps.

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Dharma Trading also offers a 14x72 piece of hemmed silk, in either black or white, that the sewing impaired such as myself fynd make a very economical & serviceable cravat...

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Quoting Gentleman of Fortune

"It doesn't have to be a fancy silk affair either! A simple linen job, a square yard, will work."

and if I recall correctly Kass said linen would be more commonly correct for a neck cloth.

and in the summer, silk is cool enough but linen is cooler and breathes much better...

But you can also check it out with the experts over in Twill, Kass, GoF, Blackjohn and of course last but not least Foxe...just search neck cloth, head scarf, neckerchief, sashes and you will find quite a bit of serious discussion regarding yer topic.

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Dharma Trading Company also has linen as well as hemp linen. It's where Patt got the material for his garb - 'nuff said. :angry:

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Thankye all!

I will have to check out this Dharma Trading Company, don't think I have seen them yet.

I have some hemp from a place, Hemp Factory I believe, in Los Angeles. I was able to make decent enough head band but due to me hands be'in of all thumbs the stitching did not hold well in the wash I found fast that hemp turns to rag quick if the edging is not secured!

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I looted all mine from Hancock Fabrics. Nice selection. Not sure if they have a website or maybe a store in your area.

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I've ordered close to a 100 yards of fabric from Dharma over the past couple of years. I highly recommend them. Always good fabric and good service.

If your feeling adventurous you could always get into dyeing.

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I've ordered close to a 100 yards of fabric from Dharma over the past couple of years. I highly recommend them. Always good fabric and good service.

If your feeling adventurous you could always get into dyeing.

Their dyes are top notch. I have both cotton and silk dyes from them and the results were excellent.

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Hemp linen?

Flax linen isn't as coarse as hemp, it is more supple.

Bo

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