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#1 HautenDandy

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Posted 26 April 2017 - 05:24 AM

Hello all

 

As it is difficult, when starting out, to navigate to finding the proper tools, I figured we might start a thread/list for questions pertaining to shirt supplies.

 

At the moment, I have a bit of interfacing from Harodite industries. Both fusible and non. Its not completely to my liking yet not horrible.

 

I have before, used a bit of woven fusible collar interfacing from black and sons found here.

 

I find it agreeable, its stiff yet has a soft pliable feel to it. Not as stiff and rigid as the harodite but it is heavier.

 

It says its from germany. Does any one know an interfacing manufacturer in germany that it might be from?

 

 

 

 



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Posted 26 April 2017 - 05:51 AM

The interlining from Germany is from Wendler.

it is 36" wide

Harrodite sells Wendler

are you buying direct from Harrodite?

 

I also use Etacol and Davos.

we usually wash the lining first.

 

Alumo has excellent lining/fusing as well  The web lining is very expensive but worth the price..


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Posted 26 April 2017 - 06:33 AM

Hello Shirtmaven,

 

Yes I buy direct through Harodite but I only have books 2 and 3.

 

For non fusible I have only used the Davos Med-Firm, the Etacol doesnt seem to far off in firmness.

 

From the woven fusible book, nothing seems to stand out as firm really.

 

Ill shoot an inquiry off to Alumo.

 

Thank you!


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Posted 26 April 2017 - 07:08 PM

In the UK, Acorn Fabrics have a pretty good range of non-fusible shirt interfacings. I've not had any luck in finding anyone selling decent fusibles (in cut lengths to retail customers) over here though, so if anybody has any tips, they'd be much appreciated.



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Posted 26 April 2017 - 11:55 PM

Hello Shirtmaven,

 

Yes I buy direct through Harodite but I only have books 2 and 3.

 

For non fusible I have only used the Davos Med-Firm, the Etacol doesnt seem to far off in firmness.

 

From the woven fusible book, nothing seems to stand out as firm really.

 

Ill shoot an inquiry off to Alumo.

 

Thank you!

just ask them for the wendler book.  they keep a small percentage of the styles in stock.  but enough of a choice



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Posted 27 April 2017 - 12:37 AM

I often buy the interlinigs from 

 

Fratelli Tosetti Tessuti - Firenze

 

They stock support interlining from DHJ -. Chargeurs, both fusible and non fusible.

You can buy any metrege you need, paying different prices, of course.

I do not know if they sell outside Italy, but you can ask.

They have web site

 

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Posted 27 April 2017 - 02:45 PM

When I first joined the forum I got some Mellosan 29NC from Lladhran. It is French, beautiful, white and stiff yet supple.

 

Lladhran sourced it from DHJ.

 

Now, I have no idea who DHJ is, this I would love to know.  I still have 7 metres but one day . . . .  

 

 

http://www.cutterand...3244#entry36905

 

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Posted 28 April 2017 - 03:16 AM

Schneiderfrei, here is their web site

 

http://www.chargeurs...om/brands/2-dhj

 

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Posted 28 April 2017 - 09:58 PM

Thanks for that gatto.


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Posted 20 May 2019 - 07:42 PM

I have just ordered some DHJ Mellosan from this supplier: https://www.chemital...goriacod=100007. You have to register with them first, but it only takes 2 minutes, and they sell by the metre. Shipping to the UK for a small package is only 6 euros.


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Posted 20 May 2019 - 08:35 PM

Thank you for this info dunc.

 

I have been wondering how to get some more of that.

 

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Posted 20 May 2019 - 10:02 PM

I figured it would be of some use to somebody... Took quite a bit of finding.

 

There's one other place I found might be worth trying, but they didn't respond to my enquiry: https://www.alfodera...fusti-camiceria. They look to have a decent range of fusibles, but I don't know if they ship internationally... I guess it would just be a question of ordering something and seeing what happens.

 

Decent fusible interfacing has been by far the hardest thing to find... All the consumer-grade stuff is rubbish.



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Posted 20 May 2019 - 11:17 PM

Have you tride Acorn fabrics? They have all kinds of interlining.

https://www.acornfab...ite-interlining



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Posted 21 May 2019 - 12:01 AM

Yeah, I use Acorn a lot, but they don't have any fusibles.



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Posted 21 May 2019 - 03:00 PM

Oke, i buy their normal interlining, cut it into the right shape and fuse it in its place with a very thin fussible. Works a treat for me.


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Posted 21 May 2019 - 06:32 PM

Not a bad idea...



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Posted 23 May 2019 - 06:40 PM

Well, I certainly can't fault their dispatch and delivery... The Mellosan arrived yesterday, and it certainly is lovely. What it's not, however, is fusible... Some confusion on my part there. The fusible range is "Fusetop", and by comparing the cryptic numbers between Chemital and al Forderame, I have concluded that the interfacing the latter is offering is also DHJ, and that the lower the number, the heavier the weight - so the 930 is the lightest at 77 gsm, while the 160 is 222 gsm. I've put an enquiry in to DHJ (via the contact form here) to see if I can get a brochure or some technical specs, so we'll see what they come back with. (If they come back at all...)



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Posted 23 May 2019 - 08:55 PM

I would like to hear what you find out! We used to get a fusible for collars that was excellent and it may have been DHJ but for some reason, the buyers couldn't get it anymore. The other substitutes were quite inferior.





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