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Has anyone had any mohair blend fabrics from the back of the Fresco II book made up? I was thinking # 577 might be interesting for a blazer suit.
post #5072 of 9841
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Thanks for the note on escorial - good to know.

Despos has spoken very highly of it. I have some but haven't made it up yet. Feels soft like Golden Bale.
post #5073 of 9841
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 Feels soft like Golden Bale.

 

Is Golden Bale known for it's softness?  I have a suit made from Lesser GB that has quite a hard finish. I've seen Taylor and Lodge Golden Bale that was a bit softer, but still quite firm. Are these atypical for GB?

 

Thanks in advance.

post #5074 of 9841
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Can members comment whether escorial is worth the $$$? I have my eye on a few beautiful 10oz. fabrics, but they are 100 gbp / meter.
Go with Escorial and Mohair mix.
post #5075 of 9841
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Is Golden Bale known for it's softness?  I have a suit made from Lesser GB that has quite a hard finish. I've seen Taylor and Lodge Golden Bale that was a bit softer, but still quite firm. Are these atypical for GB?

Thanks in advance.

I think so compared to a non-GB of similar weight and weave. But the softness of GB like any other fabric is dependent on a variety of factors aside from the yarn itself including weave and finish. For example, I have felt lightweight escorial flannel that feels soft and limp and I have 650 gm escorial coating that is relatively firm and hard.
post #5076 of 9841
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Does anybody know how much Mohair Tonik (2000) run? I saw a couple of gorgeous shades of blue.

One of the nicest shade of blue, sadly it is too light for me, even I have the money :-(
post #5077 of 9841
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Despos has spoken very highly of it. I have some but haven't made it up yet. Feels soft like Golden Bale.
Who makes/sells it these days? I've seen some web pics of Holland % Sherry but they look very designer-ish.
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Who makes/sells it these days? I've seen some web pics of Holland % Sherry but they look very designer-ish.

Supposedly only certain companies have the right to sell escorial cloth. I've seen escorial cloth from Taylor & Lodge, H & S and, Martin Sons before that company was purchased by HFW.
post #5079 of 9841
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Supposedly only certain companies have the right to sell escorial cloth. I've seen escorial cloth from Taylor & Lodge, H & S and, Martin Sons before that company was purchased by HFW.

I've also seen escorial/mohair mixes from Halstead.
post #5080 of 9841
Just came in the mail, and made ordering shirtings a whole bunch easier.


post #5081 of 9841
^^That's awesome, how did you get it?
post #5082 of 9841
Reid & Taylor also sell escorial.

Enjoy the G&R book - focus on the stunning Luna and Cam 2000 collections.
post #5083 of 9841
I like the big sample swatches in the G&R book because it gives you a better idea of the hand.
post #5084 of 9841
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^^That's awesome, how did you get it?

It's about knowing whom to speak with, though my large purchases from them probably held. Apart from making clothes, I have made a hobby out of collecting fabrics. smile.gif
post #5085 of 9841
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Reid & Taylor also sell escorial.

Enjoy the G&R book - focus on the stunning Luna and Cam 2000 collections.

Yes, the Cam2000 is really quite stellar even though (I think) it's a 2 by 1 ply. Luna strikes me as rather sheer however.
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