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David Todd
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I'm looking for a particular type of striped fabric to restore the inside of an old Owen's Enchanted Rabbit Hutch.

The type of fabric can be seen on the Owen web site

http://www.owenmagic.com/Livestock/livestock.html

in both their See Through Bunny Box and Enchanted Rabbit Hutch shown on those pages .

Does anyone know of a good internet source for decorative fabrics, including this type of striped fabric ?
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How about writing Owens and asking to get the fabric from them or their source?

There are a lot of online fabric stores, but it would take a long time to search them all.

Here are some:
http://rosebrand.com/
http://www.cloth4less.net/
http://www.fabrics-store.com/
http://www.srfabrics.com/cottons/velvet.htm
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David Todd
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Thanks for the links.

I tried contacting Owens once before.
I'll try them again.
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If fabric doesn't work try striped wall paper.
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Thanks, Jeff.

I have considered using wall paper with lamination applied to it for extra durablility .

The key thing in any m _ _ _ _ r box effect is to get a pattern that has enough visual "confusion" that the edges of the thing can not be detected . I have to find that "just right" striped pattern .

The wallpaper/with lamination would probably be better , because the reason I need to refurbish the thing is that the fabric interior has become soiled and discolored with various dove and rabbit droppings over the years . Laminated paper interior would be easy to wipe off .
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Even if Owen can supply the fabric, it will probably not match the original unless they bought a huge amount originally. If it is going to have to be replaced anyway, why not try cleaning it? A cleaning agent such as Oxy-Clean might be able to get the stains out without damaging the material. If it doesn't work, replace it.

I have bought a lot of fabric at Wal-Mart. They have a huge selection for a good price. You might also want to check with George Kimery at Chalet magic (www.chaletmagic.com). He uses a vinyl adhesive material in/on his illusions he likes to call "Tuff Cote". It comes in a limited number of striped patterns, and he might just have some. If not, he should be able to help you find a source.

Hope this helps.

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Buy illusion work videos.

Are awesome and talk about the material you are requesting.
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Dai,
Dare to be different! There has GOT to be a million different choices beyond the stock Owen's material. I am a huge fan of Owen's but always thought that paticular pattern was kind of lame. Look around, scan the net and I am sure you will find something even better.
You mentioned droppings soiling the material. This may be a good time to NOT use a cloth type material and find an easier cleaning synthetic. I will look around and see what I can find. I will let ya know if I have any luck.
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Look up Lynetta Welsh in Las Vegas...
http://www.fabricmanipulation.com

She is a wonderful self proclaimed "Manipulator of Fabric" and truly knowledgable as well...Can't believe Ed let her get away....He is nice as is she...

Brains and beauty with an affinity for magic.
Ideal perhaps?
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