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Technical fabric

Kathy

Technical fabric
« on: January 27, 2018, 13:41:00 PM »
I want to make some travel shirts but can't find suitable fabric. Can anyone suggest suppliers, please?
I want lightweight, quick drying fabric, that doesn't need ironing, ideally with a high SPF and/or insect protection.

My first thought was Pennine Outdoor, but they don't have anything suitable.
« Last Edit: January 27, 2018, 18:42:17 PM by Kathy »

BrendaP

Re: Technical fabric
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2018, 16:02:26 PM »
Are you looking for a wicking fabric; probably with a high percentage of polyester or other synthetic fibre, or an absorbent fabric with a high percentage of cotton (or silk).

For UV protection there's
https://www.activefabrics.co.uk/mila-uv-protective-fabric.html

Brenda.  My machines are: Caroline a Singer 201K-3 born 1940, Thirza a Featherweight 221K born 1949, Azilia a Singer 201K born 1957 and Vera, a Husqvarna 350 SewEasy about 20 years old. Also Bernina 1150 overlocker and Elna 444 Coverstitcher.
http://paternoster.orpheusweb.co.uk/

DementedFairy

Re: Technical fabric
« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2018, 16:54:15 PM »
It might be hit and miss but  Italian Textile COmpany on ebay often have excellent tech fabrics
C'est moi!

Kathy

Re: Technical fabric
« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2018, 18:45:03 PM »
Are you looking for a wicking fabric; probably with a high percentage of polyester or other synthetic fibre, or an absorbent fabric with a high percentage of cotton (or silk).

A wicking one, I think.

BrendaP

Re: Technical fabric
« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2018, 01:02:06 AM »
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« Last Edit: January 28, 2018, 01:06:13 AM by BrendaP »
Brenda.  My machines are: Caroline a Singer 201K-3 born 1940, Thirza a Featherweight 221K born 1949, Azilia a Singer 201K born 1957 and Vera, a Husqvarna 350 SewEasy about 20 years old. Also Bernina 1150 overlocker and Elna 444 Coverstitcher.
http://paternoster.orpheusweb.co.uk/

BrendaP

Re: Technical fabric
« Reply #5 on: January 28, 2018, 01:05:24 AM »
Brenda.  My machines are: Caroline a Singer 201K-3 born 1940, Thirza a Featherweight 221K born 1949, Azilia a Singer 201K born 1957 and Vera, a Husqvarna 350 SewEasy about 20 years old. Also Bernina 1150 overlocker and Elna 444 Coverstitcher.
http://paternoster.orpheusweb.co.uk/