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Topic: Source for Velvet/Velveteen Cord
Message: Posted by: harris (Nov 1, 2004 04:00PM)
I am at the end of my rope. (Sorry, couldn't resist.)

I have tried a few fabric stores and haven't been able to find burgandy, green or black velveteen cord. The one I had been using was tubular and velvet like.

I did find some on eBay called velveteen rope trimming. Anyone know of any other source?

I used it for ring on string routines back in the 70's and 80's. I showed it to someone recently, and it played fairly well. I had planned to share it at a wedding reception last weekend. Then my cord disappeared.

Thanks in advance.

Harris Deutsch
Laughologist
Message: Posted by: kaytracy (Nov 5, 2004 03:16PM)
Check with Upholstery suppliers, and when you hit the fabric store, look in the fancy trim section. It is not part of the regular binding and cording stuff. If you have a mall bit to show the folks in the store that will help.

In a pinch, the Soutach cord, in larger diameter and Satin works nicely too.

Regards

Kay
Message: Posted by: Kingry (Nov 5, 2004 03:47PM)
http://artsnflies.com/pages/body_materials2.shtml

Someone previously posted this link.
Message: Posted by: Bill Palmer (Nov 5, 2004 06:37PM)
That's awfully pricey for this stuff. You can usually get it for about a buck a yard at places like Hancock Fabric, Jo-Ann's or Cloth World.

As previously mentioned, look in the "trims."
Message: Posted by: harris (Nov 6, 2004 10:06AM)
I have checked at our JoAnns and they are currently out.

Thanks for posting.

Harris
Message: Posted by: Kingry (Nov 7, 2004 10:17PM)
I bought the last of what a local sewing shop had and divided it up amongst the boys for a workshop meeting. Next month went back to buy more and was told that it was no longer in production.
Message: Posted by: mystre71 (Nov 8, 2004 07:46PM)
Harris,

I get my black velvet/velveteen core from Walmart in the caft section.

Best,

Joe
Message: Posted by: The Great Blackwell (Nov 9, 2004 01:04AM)
Do you have a "Michael's" craft store nearby? They are great for stuff like that, as well as faux fruit for cups & balls final loads and any number of other things that will help you out. The only limit is your needs and your imagination!
Message: Posted by: harris (Nov 16, 2004 05:49PM)
Michaels is a great source for props.
They did not have the velveteen rope when I last checked. I did get 20 yards from an Ebay seller last week.

Be safe and creative.

Harris
Message: Posted by: Aperazor (Nov 16, 2004 06:07PM)
I was looking for the same thing and thought sure it would be a piece of cake to find....NOT
None of the craft stores I checked have it nor Walmart or Jo Anns Fabrics.
I finally bought a yard of the material and was going to try and make my own...this should be funny.
Glad you found some Harris.
All the best
Nick Zender
Message: Posted by: harris (Nov 17, 2004 06:15PM)
Try ebay. I bought some from a seller.(I got burgandy)

10 yards for $4.00 plus shipping.

It was a little thicker in diameter than I was used to but it does work.

Harris
Message: Posted by: Aperazor (Nov 17, 2004 11:26PM)
Thanks Harris,
I appreciate that. I did a search and must have typed something wrong cause that never came up.
I hope they have more of the burgundy.
Thanks again
All the best
Nick Zender