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RFI: fabric

Anyone know where I can get lots of black flannel? I have a sewing project in mind for which I want something that will hang well, yet be warm. I've checked the Queen West fabric stores and had no luck. I'm trying to avoid dyeing white flannel or similar, since I am fairly lazy.

I've found polar fleece in black, but that's too heavy for what I have in mind.


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Apr. 2nd, 2008 01:53 pm (UTC)
the next time you're in KW during business hours, try Lens Mill Store in waterloo; they generally carry it as a staple.

i can try and get in to check it out this afternoon or tomorrow before class and report back to you. if not, i'll go friday.
Apr. 2nd, 2008 01:59 pm (UTC)
Len's Mill is very close to here (i.e., I can see it from my bedroom window, or could if the building across the road weren't in the way) - if you want, curgoth, I can wander over and check this morning. How much do you need?
Apr. 2nd, 2008 02:41 pm (UTC)
I haven't done the exact measurements yet, but I'm planning to make a hakama out of it, so I'll need a fair bit - I'm guessing 5-6 metres. If you happen you stop by and they have some, let me know how much it costs per metre.
Apr. 2nd, 2008 02:48 pm (UTC)
KK - I need milk anyway, so I'll go within a couple of hours. :)
Apr. 2nd, 2008 03:26 pm (UTC)
Flannel hakama.

I sincerely hope you're going to be somewhere without central heat while it's cold outside with that on...
Apr. 2nd, 2008 03:59 pm (UTC)
Yup. They're intended as camping wear for Kaleidoscope - last year the temperature dropped hugely overnight, so at 2 am sitting on the beach, I was shivering even with a hoodie and a running sweater, partly because I was wearing lightweight wrap pants on my lower body. I figure flannel hakama should keep me warm. I'm hoping to combine them with some polar fleece arm-warmers with finger pockets and possibly some kind of polar fleece vest/jacket of non-Japanese design.
Apr. 2nd, 2008 05:10 pm (UTC)
Good idea.
Apr. 2nd, 2008 03:32 pm (UTC)
*g* I guessed you were making Fest wrap pants!

Hmmmm...that's not a bad thought, actually...
Apr. 2nd, 2008 03:56 pm (UTC)
They *are* for fest, i just decided that I wanted something other than wrap pants. :)
Apr. 2nd, 2008 04:58 pm (UTC)
I went by, the closest I could come was black flannelette (which doesn't seem all that different to me?), for 4.39/m.

If you want it, let me know and I'll go back over tomorrow (I'm too bagged for another trip today), and get what you need. It'd be under $30, so I don't mind advancing the money til we can meet up. :)
Apr. 2nd, 2008 05:05 pm (UTC)
w00t! I'll firm up the measurements tonight and let you know. (the pattern i have gives the fabric requirement in multiples of the person's measurements...)
Apr. 3rd, 2008 02:20 pm (UTC)
Calculations suggest that I need exactly 5 yards, lengthwise. Let's go to six metres/yards (whichever they sell in) to be safe. Widthwise I'm probably better off if they have it in 150 cm width instead of 100 cm.
Apr. 3rd, 2008 02:21 pm (UTC)
It'll be metres - six metres, preferably at 150cm. I'll go down later this afternoon.
Apr. 3rd, 2008 02:23 pm (UTC)
Thank you! You rock!
Apr. 4th, 2008 02:17 am (UTC)
OMG. May I say, HubbaHubba!!!!


Hope I get a chance to see this on you. Pictures, maybe?
Apr. 4th, 2008 02:51 am (UTC)
There will likely be pictures. I will probably wear a shirt though, unless the weight loss goes better than expected. :)
Apr. 2nd, 2008 02:33 pm (UTC)
there's a fabric land at yonge and bloor (exit the subway out the normal exit, but turn left instead of going up the stairs & out the door) (iv'e never actually been there, but i've been told that's where it is). maybe they have some! if you are going, let me know, we should go together. ... actually, that would be lots of fun, want to do that?
Apr. 2nd, 2008 02:43 pm (UTC)
I've got a gift cert for fabricland that I need to use, and that's generally my preferred location. Even if I end up sourcing the flannel from KW, I am overdue for a fabricland trip. How's next Saturday afternoon look for you?
Apr. 2nd, 2008 03:20 pm (UTC)
i've never been to that fabricland, but would greatly enjoy going with you. if by next saturday you mean the 12th, then i'm good to go! if you mean this saturday (the 5th), my day is too busy with other stuff (and prepping for yurisnight.ca, are you coming?).
Apr. 2nd, 2008 04:03 pm (UTC)
Yup, I meant the 12th. I'm going to Bent instead of Yuri's night on the 5th - the first Saturday of the month is always so busy! I always end up with at least two things I want to do, but this month things are working out so that Bent will take the entire evening for me.
Apr. 2nd, 2008 04:37 pm (UTC)
i'd love to get together on the 12th and go to fabricland :) when & where should we meet?

re bent, i hope you heve fun! we always intend to go, but rarely do. hopefully soon we'll change that, but not this month.
Apr. 2nd, 2008 04:52 pm (UTC)
How does 2pm at Yonge and Bloor sound? We could meet up at the subway station outside the turnstiles.
Apr. 2nd, 2008 08:35 pm (UTC)
perfect!! see you then :)
Apr. 4th, 2008 02:15 am (UTC)
Dying something black I have found to be a frustrating exercise. The stuff never comes out dark enough and it fades off to a weird blue entirely too quickly.
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