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« on: March 01, 2004 06:45:17 PM »

Does anyone have a idea of a place to get higher end fur fabric? In RI I go to Lorraine's, but she has scrap bins, and it's a crap shoot as to what is there. I get a medium grade fur fabric from http://www.mendels.com/fauxfur.html that is great for my small furry monsters, but I want to make bigger creatures with better furs, that isn't too unreasonably priced.

Anyone know of something good out there? I was thinking NY or LA might have good places to go...
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« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2004 12:32:31 PM »

ohoh, if you come to new york city, go to elegent fabrics on 40th street between 7th and 8th avenues.  they have great fake fur in a huge selection of styles, mostly from europe so it's really really nice.  it is pricy, usually $30-40 dollars a yard, but the fabrics are usually very wide, over 60".  i inappropriately rub myself all over the furs when i'm in there.  oh, and they frequently have sales where i have seen the fur at under $19 a yard.

 you could also try Mood Fabrics, they have faux fur sometimes and would probably mail you free swatches if you sent a business card.  

http://www.moodfabrics.com/indexFlash.html


also check out fabric.net. i've never used their "post for a fabric search" function but they have a lot of info!

okay, sorry for the overload but i love faux fur!
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« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2004 03:30:43 PM »

Wow, I registered on this forum just to reply to your post!! I make mascot costumes, and so I shop around a bit for furs. Here are a couple of places I buy from:

- eBay. They've actually got quite the selection!! Try searching for "fur fabric" to get the most hits for actual fabrics, instead of clothing and fuzzy lamp shades.  Tongue

- http://www.crscraft.com - This place I haven't actually ordered from, but they've got a WONDERFUL selection, and I know a bunch of people who are happy with their service.

- http://www.creationsdirect.com - This place is located in England, but they have VERY reasonable prices and low shipping rates. Plus, they respond to e-mails and are happy to answer questions! They ship pretty quickly, too. They have a lot of that mid-grade fabric you bought from that other site (and cheaper, too!) but their shaggy fur is *wonderful*.

- http://www.bearycheap.com - This site specializes in bear-making products. Another one I've not ordered from, but they also have a good selection, and they are also willing to sell in bulk. They've got some *gorgeous* fabric. Located in Australia, so don't let the prices fool you! Use the currency converter provided. Smiley

I hope those have helped!! Good luck! Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2004 01:19:36 PM »

Welcome to Craftster, thanks for responding to me (I was starting to think I was the only fur-crazy person here).

Those are great resources! Thanks so much! I check e-bay quite a bit and have gotten some awesome fur that way.

I am really interested in bright colors, and that British site looked great!

Thanks again!
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« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2004 10:40:14 AM »

teresa,
joann fabrics in n. attleboro is having a sale on faux fur that ends today, hurry!
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