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Michael Chudzinski
(oknowa) - F
Buying materials ??? on 01/13/2009 13:24:08 MST Print View

I was wondering where you buy your goods for your projects? I am new to this and thought I would ask here instead of wandering all over google.I am looking for quality fabric,webbing,thread,buckles,needles,etc.

Thanks for any info you can pass along.

Kyle Purcell
(dufus934) - F

Locale: North Texas
Re: Buying materials ??? on 01/13/2009 13:30:26 MST Print View

Mike,
From what I know, most people use these sites:

http://www.seattlefabrics.com/
http://www.owfinc.com/
http://www.speerhammocks.com/Products/Supplies.htm

Those are the main ones I know of. Sounds like we're looking for some of the same info.

Michael Chudzinski
(oknowa) - F
Materials on 01/13/2009 17:22:20 MST Print View

Thanks Kyle,
I am watching your thread,some great links.
I am adding them to my bookmarks as they are posted.

David Olsen
(oware)

Locale: Steptoe Butte
The Rain Shed on 01/13/2009 17:48:29 MST Print View

http://www.therainshed.com/

Been there for ever.

Michael Chudzinski
(oknowa) - F
The Rain shed on 01/13/2009 18:10:36 MST Print View

That is a great site. Top quality pics and info.

peter kvamme
(karacolor) - F

Locale: midwest
Re: Buying materials ??? on 01/13/2009 18:24:25 MST Print View

I generally use
http://www.owfinc.com/

but two other sources that should not be left out of this list are:
http://thru-hiker.com/
http://questoutfitters.com/

Good luck!

Tony Fleming
(TonyFleming) - MLife

Locale: Midwest
Thru Hiker on 01/13/2009 18:29:59 MST Print View

Don't forget Thru-Hiker http://thru-hiker.com/materials/
I have made several quilts using their materials.

Tony

Ron Bell
(mountainlaureldesigns) - F - M

Locale: USA
Re: Thru Hiker on 01/13/2009 19:51:59 MST Print View

One giant plus when you shop with Thru-Hiker is that you can rest assured that the item is very very high quality.

FYI: Acye and I work together on sourcing and developing many materials, (Momentum, Spinntex EXP, Dyneema X, etc.) to get the best of the best in a given category and Thru-Hiker.com gives great customers service and advice on how to make items.

Check out the helpful how-to forums at Thru-Hiker you don't get that at any other fabric sites. -You get a lot of value added support with your purchase.

Michael Chudzinski
(oknowa) - F
materials on 01/13/2009 20:27:52 MST Print View

Wow,I am amazed with all the experience you folks bring. I greatly appreciate you taking the time to help a rookie like me. I have gained a ton of info in a very short amount of time.

Jan Rezac
(zkoumal) - MLife

Locale: Prague, CZ
RE: Buying materials ??? on 01/13/2009 21:37:39 MST Print View

Check the MYOG section of BPL wiki:

http://wiki.backpackinglight.com/Category:Make_Your_Own_Gear

Misfit Mystic
(cooldrip)

Locale: "Grand Canyon of the East"
RE: Buying Materials on 01/13/2009 22:27:55 MST Print View

Another good one is Rockywoods, found Pertex Equilibrium there!