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Where does one buy good wool these days? Probably mostly lighter weight for summer garb?
On-line or off?
Date: 2009-07-01 12:01 am (UTC)

From: [identity profile] quietann.livejournal.com
I suspect you'd have to buy on-line...
Date: 2009-07-01 01:06 am (UTC)

From: [identity profile] msmemory.livejournal.com
Online. JoAnn's doesn't carry wool, and Fabric Place has closed. You might randomly find woolen remnants someplace like Sewfisticated but I woudldn't bet on it.
Date: 2009-07-01 06:21 pm (UTC)

From: [identity profile] sichling.livejournal.com
Where on-line is good?
Date: 2009-07-02 02:01 am (UTC)

From: [identity profile] msmemory.livejournal.com
I'm not a big wool buyer, but for linen I can happily suggest Sewing Central (Pennsic dba: Merlion's Tail).
Date: 2009-07-01 01:22 am (UTC)

From: [identity profile] calygrey.livejournal.com
Over the last 3 years I've bought from Pennsic, from the Pendelton outlet, Dorr Woolen Mill, in Guild, NH, and one piece from eBay. I hate to buy wool I can't see first.
Date: 2009-07-01 06:21 pm (UTC)

From: [identity profile] sichling.livejournal.com
Do you know what weight the wools are? Are we talking coating for cloaks or ightweight for clothes or???
Date: 2009-07-01 07:47 pm (UTC)

From: [identity profile] calygrey.livejournal.com
The stuff they have on the website, I don't know. They say it's for suits and dresses, so lighter weight. I go once a year when we vacation at Sunapee, which won't be until after the war this year.

At the store, they have much more wool, and a good deal of it cheaper. They also have a wonderful bargain bin: one yard cuts of all sorts of stuff, for much less money. There are always many pieces of the same wool, so one can piece together enough for an outfit - provided the pattern works with 1 yard bits.
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