Unfunded Liabilities: a/k/a The Cloth Thread

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  1. Roger

    Roger Senior member

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    Manton, can you explain "3 x 3" and how to recognize it.
     
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    That 3x3 dull tan is amazing!!
     
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    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    PART III: Mohairs

    This stuff is totally wacky. 8 ounce slubby light blue complext plaid. When you first see it, you think "Herb Tarlek!" But it grows on you. Or at least it did me. I've seen it made up, and it is gorgeous. 60% wool, 40% mohair.

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    8 ounce elephant gray, 60% summer kid mohair, 40% Golden Bale worsted:

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    Kevlar. 15 ounce, 75% mohair, 25% wool, fresco weave. Lets in air, could stop a bullet. The ultimate travel suit.

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  5. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    Is part III going to be tweeds?

    All my tweeds are made up, save one, depicted in the first post.
     
  6. Manton

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    Manton, can you explain "3 x 3" and how to recognize it.

    3x3 means that yarns in both directions -- warp and weft -- are three ply. That is, each individual yarn used in the actual weaving is actually three twisted together. Sometimes it will say on the selvage. If in doubt, take some yarns from the cut end and carefully untwist them. If you can unravel one into three, in both directions, then it's 3x3.
     
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    The 3x3 windowpane and the elephant gray mohair are fantastic. Well, so are a lot of the others, but those are the ones I could use in a second. Where are all the linens, cottons, and shirtings? [​IMG]
     
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    There is a lot that I like, especially in group III, but none that I could afford to own.
     
  9. Manton

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    There is a lot that I like, especially in group III, but none that I could afford to own.

    ??? It's slightly less expensive than ordering from the books in most cases.
     
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    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    Where are all the linens, cottons, and shirtings? [​IMG]

    Linens coming soon. No cotton suitings laying around. The shirtings, no way I'm doing that today.
     
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    ??? It's slightly less expensive than ordering from the books in most cases.
    Have you forgotten the thread title already? Addicts can be really trying.
     
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    You could afford to own the cloth! Or to use your own goods in lieu of another order from the books.
     
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    And, as I recall, you do own one of those.
     
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    This thread is unhealthy, at least for my bank balance. I now have several new projects in mind that I do not want to have to order (or rather, pay for) any time soon. [​IMG]

    Some lovely cloths here Manton, thanks for sharing. Wish I had a few of them in the back of my wardrobe too!
     

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