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I think that you have misunderstood - this is a project for us based on a love for the environment and history and elegant style.We have no plans to us the old UK style of madder production and at no time have we suggested it. You can research UK environmental law if you would like more details.Instead we have traditionally (as in over 100s of years) used natural dies in our family dyeing and weaving tradition.Currently we use a wide range of fabrics ranging from modern...
Ed,I planted at our current workshop in Chiang Mai on level former rice fields, madder seeds about two years ago and they grew very well without much care.Then one day they were accidentally covered over by a tractor.Now we are almost finished building a new workshop again in Chiang Mai but in the hills. I think that the madder will grow well there as everything else that we are growing there so far is growing well.In this area there is natural dyeing being done with...
Ed is basically correct as usual - and he has a very clear way of explaining details."Ancient madder" silks for neck ties typically refer to a chemical process which has been illegal in the UK for many years - so basically there is no more "ancient madder" type silk with the old chalky hand available unless the silk is printed outside the UK in a country with weak environmental laws.Ancient madder ties refers to natural madder dyes which have not been used in tie printing...
Jmalog,Good questions first mommes is no longer commonly used so you don't need to think about as it won't be useful when buying ties.The 36 and 50oz weights are an old form of measurement of silk over about 10 yards in length and again are not normally used with the exception of Adamley/David Evans printed twill silk.36oz is a normal weight and 50oz is a heavy weight.What is often used when ordering silk to be woven is warp and weft counts.So for example a 350 warp per...
Philosophe,I agree with you.Looking great on a budget can be done.A good fit doesn't have to be very expensive - although luck helps here if you are a popular size.Wearing colors that work well for a person can be done at no extra cost.Luxury fabrics are hard to do on a budget but sometimes used clothes can be perfect.Great construction can be difficult at low cost but sales help and buying less but better clothes is always a good plan.
Poorsod,Thank you - that is interesting.
I am curious what does it mean when people put the @ sign in front of a name? Is this a new fashion? Regarding stripes we are not currently thinking about any other than actual regimentals. Also we are not offering a group MTO as that is too restrictive for what we do. Stripe directions, length, width and rolled edges etc are all customized with custom made/bespoke ties so that is easy to do.
Claghorn,An interesting idea, for us it would only work if we liked the design and then we would make it with no minimum.Also we normally work on groups of designs so for example now I am working on stripes and have been for a while so stripes would not be very difficult to do.Doing one type of design on its own can be very expensive and a slow process.If you can find a tie maker that typically goes to Italy and looks at designs that might work better for you.
Claghorn,Thank you for your email.Currently I am interested in regimental ties and if there was a regimental stripe that was of interest it would probably be easy to have it woven with no minimum order if we have a design sample - we only make customized ties - I mention this as I am not sure what MTO means in this thread.For another type of design never say never - we have a staff artist - feel free to email me with ideas.
I agree with you - Brabantia makes great ironing boards.
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