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aknotter

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Re: Fancywork supplies: recommendations?
« Reply #60 on: May 21, 2010, 05:10:08 PM »
Yes, Pat, YOU HAVE TOO MUCH ROPE! Just send it to me and your wife will stop yelling at you. (Glad to help?)
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Re: Fancywork supplies: recommendations?
« Reply #61 on: May 21, 2010, 08:09:41 PM »
Thanks Jimmy, I wiil take you counseling under advisement.  My wife hasen't made an ultimatem yet, I will let you know when I will need to unload some line.  In the meantime, I think I can sneak a spool of hard twist in under the radar.  I'll tell her it's the line I bought to hold her tomatoes up.  We got those topsy turvey tomatoes planters this year, I hope she doesn't notice that she won't need to tie the plants to the cages anymore.

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Re: Fancywork supplies: recommendations?
« Reply #62 on: May 24, 2010, 01:17:26 AM »
I'm working with a mill to make some good 5/32 and 3/16 hard lay 3
strand cotton.
We have the recipie for the cord worked out and it's a really good
looking cord.
But the mill only has the ability to spool it on either 4500 ft or
2250 ft spools which is a pretty good size spool.
I was wondering if knot tyers that are interested in this size cord
could let me know if they would be interested in spools of this size
because you would have to purchase a lot of cord at one time but the
other side of the coin is that due to purchasing in large amounts you
would get a better price.  Let me know if any of you are interested
and I'll see what I can do to get some of this out on the market.

Marty
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Marty: email with a cost per foot (or meter)... how soon can I get a sample and can they make it in white and black or just in natural?

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Re: Fancywork supplies: recommendations?
« Reply #63 on: July 04, 2010, 06:47:15 PM »
Hi Guys!

Can anyone recommend me suppliers of paracord in the UK?

I'm currently using two very helpful and friendly suppliers but sometimes they are both out of the colours I need so thought it would be useful if I could have some others to "fall back" on.

Are there any other knotters here from the UK?

I just love this new hobby of mine!

Please contact me here or at info@beknotafrayed.co.uk

Many thanks!

Julie (CreditonJules)
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Re: Fancywork supplies: recommendations?
« Reply #64 on: July 05, 2010, 06:42:30 PM »
Hi Julie - see my post in "chit-chat" for u-braid-it[.]com. The supplier is in the US, and shipping might cost too much, but they do have a large variety of colors.
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Re: Fancywork supplies: recommendations?
« Reply #65 on: July 06, 2010, 06:42:00 PM »
Thanks!  Will do!!
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Re: Fancywork supplies: recommendations?
« Reply #66 on: September 04, 2010, 06:08:56 AM »
if its not too late, shoot me the pricing for the cord.  I just brought in 1600 pounds of #48, #60, and #108 for my winter projects, but if the price is right, I could always use more cord.  Just don't tell my wife.

(I ran out of my last 600 pound batch in less than 6 months.. lesson learned)
been knotworking since before I could ride a bike, but still can't get it right.

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Re: Fancywork supplies: recommendations?
« Reply #67 on: September 04, 2010, 06:33:29 AM »

Can anyone recommend me suppliers of paracord in the UK?

I'm currently using two very helpful and friendly suppliers but sometimes they are both out of the colours I need so thought it would be useful if I could have some others to "fall back" on.


When I need a specific colour of paracord, I always take a look at eBay. There are loads of people there selling all the colours including reflective and glow in the dark paracord.

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Re: Fancywork supplies: recommendations?
« Reply #68 on: September 04, 2010, 11:30:00 AM »
My daughter just brought me over $100.00 [USD] worth of para cord from Vermont Army Navy   www.vtarmynavy.com  and I am more than pleased with what I got. They could not match all the colours I requested but I like the substitutes. They also threw in some ends for free. I'll be going through the states on my next run to Ontario just so I can see for myself......
Closer to home Mercer's Marine in Clarenville, NL, Canada      www.mercersmarine.com     is just a short two hour drive away and they have some nice commercial fishing lines available.
I also recycle old lines from beachcombing and probably have enough to last me until........
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Re: Fancywork supplies: recommendations?
« Reply #69 on: August 02, 2011, 06:02:46 PM »
For 550 cord I've been hardpressed to find a better source than http://www.theparacordstore.com/ they have a wide variety of colors in both corless and cored as well as 550 and 650. They also have a decent selection of spool sizes from 50' and 100' hanks to 1200' spools. So far the colors seem to stay consistant and they tend to ship very quickly.

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Re: Fancywork supplies: recommendations?
« Reply #70 on: October 07, 2011, 12:34:16 AM »
Ok, I feel very silly asking this, but I'm just starting to tie fancywork and want to know where to get the basic tools I'll be needing.  My web searches keep sending me to chandlers, and I need things like prickers and such.  Also, what do you all consider to be the essential tools necessary for beginners?  I'm coming to knotwork from tying obi for kimono, so I'm used to large flaps of fabric and cords and sashes being all over the place, and am very excited to sit and contemplate a contained set of strands. I'll probably be doing a lot of Chinese and Japanese knots with the rattail cords, if that helps.
Tying an obi- because if knots aren't challenging enough, you need to add tying them backwards around your waist with a twelve foot length of cloth, a pillow, a scarf, and two or more cords.

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Re: Fancywork supplies: recommendations?
« Reply #71 on: October 07, 2011, 03:35:21 AM »
Hello Yog Sothoth and welcome.
Another thread, a revised one on this topic is here >> http://igkt.net/sm/index.php?topic=3623.msg20681#msg20681

Some very useful links and info.
Hope this helps and if you have specific questions, ask away and I am sure someone will give aid.

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Re: Fancywork supplies: recommendations?
« Reply #72 on: October 07, 2011, 06:56:55 AM »
It has been discussed here as well: http://igkt.net/sm/index.php?topic=2970.0

Basic point being, don't ruin yourself before you identified what you really need. A small screwdriver will get you pretty far. Build you tool box as you tie.

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Re: Fancywork supplies: recommendations?
« Reply #73 on: October 07, 2011, 09:47:00 AM »
One of my more useful tools is a small pointed rod with a plastic handle - think of a small screwdriver with a point instead of a blade. That came with a small set of screwdrivers out of a Christmas cracker! I have a much larger marlinespike made from the bar used with box spanners sharpened with a file and with 2 rubber bungs of the type used with a demi-john for fermenting home made wine acting as a handle (they have a hole in the centre for a fermenting lock which just fits nicely). Before paying out cash for tools have a look around to see what will do the job (it may not be pretty but if it works....).

Barry