Raes rags gauze is nice but the postage is very high to UK. I was going to order from Yarns & Fabrics, but they don't have enough in stock, so I'll try Whaleys instead.
50 metres sounds a lot of scrim, but it makes it very cheap!!
Surprising how quickly you can use 50 metres - trust me!
And yes, even with the postage, it is cheap.
If you sell things, you can always bundle up 10 metres or so and sell it on Etsy. We used to do that when we sold wool and it was very popular because undyed scrim in large pieces is very hard to find.
Or you could share with a like-minded friend or two?
I’ve just ordered a 50 metre roll of cotton scrim from Whaleys, and was really pleased with the price (69p per meter) up until the point I had to choose the shipping. At this stage a further £12(!) was added which bumped the price per metre up from 69p to 98p. Shame but still OK, but then at checkout it also added £10 in VAT! So what started out as a real feel-good purchase has left me feeling a little cheated if you know what I mean. So 69p/meter is actually £1.18/meter which is quite a difference . I really wish companies would be up front about VAT and postage so we don’t get a nasty surprise at checkout. The annoying thing is they seem to be the only place that sells the stuff in the quantity I want so there’s not even the choice to say sod ‘em and go elsewhere
I bought some white scrim and it looked really tight and uniformed, for some reason the scrim that Rae has is just much more open, I couldn't find anything like hers undyed.
With this shawl, the more I felted the swirls the looser the weave got around it, came out with some cool texture!
I'm new to this forum and it's great. I'll be taking a week long workshop on Nuno felting at the end of May. Our supply list requests 3 yards of cotton gauze or scrim. I've never worked with this before preferring silk fabric. I really don't like cotton gauze because of the way it bubbles up when finished.
Parvana, I simply love your chestnut colored shawl in scrim from Rae's Rags in Australia. But when I followed the link to her Etsy shop, she doesn't seem to be selling anything but dolls. The scrim you used is so open and delicate and see through. Plus it's flat and smooth even after dying and felting. Searching online to find scrim, harem cloth ( Dharma Trading) or cotton gauze doesn't produce results that are as open weave looking. Can anyone help me. I live in the USA but was willing to pay the "penalty" for overseas shipping and high exchange rates. BTW, I need 3 yards. I'd settle for white but would prefer dyed.
That is some really open cotton scrim, never seen anything like that! Does it make the scarf any stronger though? It looks beautifully organic. Are you aware that your upper link doesn't lead to an existing page?
Yes, I am aware that the link doesn't exist anymore. It was an old post and I have deleted/am revamping my blog.
I am not sure where to get anymore cotton scrim like from Rae.. since she has passed. I have only worked with the cotton twice and more partial to silk.
Hi every one, I have a large amount of 50 thread to the inch scrim, I can dye it or sell it to you un-dyed. If you want to know more of what I have available send me an e-mail. I use it for nuno felting all the time and it works out beautifully.