Help me find a Fabric?

Discussion in 'Replica Costumes' started by propsculptor, Mar 27, 2012.

  1. propsculptor

    propsculptor Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I'm looking to match this Fabric (For the main Robe on the Cryptkeeper), I believe that it's a Cotton blend but I'm not sure...I do know that it is not Burlap or Canvas but the Weave is the size of Burlap, just softer...

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    I have looked all over town local to where I live... but have not come close to a match, I know many RPF'ers have great talent when it comes to finding things rare and old, so I'm hoping someone can help me find a match...

    I need enough fabric to match the Robe the Cryptkeeper is wearing since I'm doing a complete Display. Any help will be appreciated!!!
     
  2. Rikarus

    Rikarus Well-Known Member

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    It looks like a worn twill or heavy linen.
     
  3. Vermithrax 4

    Vermithrax 4 Well-Known Member

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    I've seen this type of stuff numerous times at JoAnn Fabrics, I used some of it to make a Renaissance-type hood once. It's nice and soft and unravels easily. I still have some of it if you'd want me to send you a sample. Here's a shot of the hood.

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  4. inventorj

    inventorj New Member

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    Ya probably heavy linen
     
  5. propsculptor

    propsculptor Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I have JoAnn Fabrics near me but they didn't have a match, what is the name of the fabric you used?

     
  6. ObiWannabe

    ObiWannabe Well-Known Member

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    It frays like a linen but it doesn't have the drape of one like I'm familiar with. I'd go more a denim or twill. Chances are good it was some kind of one-off unique fabric you'll never find again either way. It definitely frays like a natural fiber, or a natural blend.
     
  7. clayslinger

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  8. Darth Mule

    Darth Mule Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Don't think it's monk's cloth. Looks to be a Linen to me as well. Possibly a linen blend to account for the anomalies.
     
  9. pwrofbauer

    pwrofbauer Active Member

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    I would say a lighter weight denim dyed to match would fray like you need it and be able to withstand weathering without falling apart completely.
     
  10. tk1055

    tk1055 Sr Member

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    I have one of the life size animatronics from Spencers, I will try and get a few shots of the robe for you. I believe it may be a loose weave cotton, kind of like an afgan blanket. It is very similar to burlap but much softer.

    something like this in brown should work (just the edge weave part)
    http://www.theoneeyedturtle.com/imgs/251011PJT.gif
     

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