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Fabric sources [Mar. 27th, 2008|01:55 pm]


Hello everyone, I need to beg a favor.

I am searching all over for 100% silk damasks and velvets for use in re-creating late 15th century clothing as historically accurate as possible.

I know 100% silk velvet is rare and expensive...but who makes it? I know someone out there must. I would consider use of a linen/silk velvet. And for the silk damasks I am trying to find good colors and patterns for the period. So many are 18th century or later.

Help please. Thank you!

(cross posted a bit, sorry)

From: lipitor
2008-03-28 12:25 am (UTC)
Thai silks has everything!!! :)

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[User Picture]From: rabid_bookwyrm
2008-04-13 05:20 am (UTC)
Silk velvet: silkbaron.com

It's 45" wide, $25/yard, comes in a bunch of beautiful colors. I suspect it will be extremely drapey (probably drapier than historically correct). I've never bought from the website, but I've heard good reviews of their dupioni and customer service.
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From: (Anonymous)
2008-09-06 07:05 am (UTC)
Hi, I don't know where you're living, but here in Lyon (France) you may be able to find this. There's many fabric makers who work for the Haute Couture, or you may ask to a place called "Walder" which is fabric retailer.
Hope I helped you a bit.
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