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#1 Der Zuschneider

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Posted 08 February 2010 - 02:06 PM

I am trying to locate in the USA a resource where I can get a felt mat 2m x 1m x 0.02m.

Do I really have to get one in Germany only and enter an air plane to the U.S.? :)
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Posted 08 February 2010 - 02:43 PM

Never seen one. But, if we have to import it, I'll go in on it.
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Posted 10 February 2010 - 09:21 PM

I have a super heavy 32oz full milled box cloth that I use to quite good effect on my board.

When SG came here he mentioned this type of felt, so I imagine he knows a good source for it, so I'm surpised he has not chimed in on this.
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Posted 12 February 2010 - 04:53 AM

What scared me off were the 2cm thickness, which would be hard to get. I have heavy Molton named "Kalmuck" on my cutting table covered with extra muslin fabric. But it's like 5mm the most. But it's thick enough to allow pressing, too.

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Posted 12 February 2010 - 04:20 PM

Why not sew two lengths of 30-32 oz melton together and then felt in a washing machine?
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Posted 13 February 2010 - 11:06 AM

Why not sew two lengths of 30-32 oz melton together and then felt in a washing machine?


We need to organize a 2cm felt mat, it must be a hard one. You cannot wash them not lay them on top of each other.
I have a 2cm feltmat in Germany, but how does this lool like me entering the airplane with a felt mat, they think I am crazy.

There is a place in Germany they produce them, maybe they can send one, but a felt mat is hard to roll...

Tailors need a felt mat not an iron board!
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Posted 13 February 2010 - 04:30 PM

Mmmm. I prefer a flat table (30" X 48") so I can see the entire piece and pull up bucks as I need them. An ironing board is generally too narrow. But, you can still do good work on one if you're careful.

Ya know... I have a knack for finding materials in the most obscure places. I'll bet my father knows where to get an industrial grade felt similar to these dimensions.

Does it need to be fireproof (e.g. Nomex)? Or, will 20mm thick mostly wool felt be sufficient?

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Posted 13 February 2010 - 06:22 PM

Zuschneider,

you should try it there: Daimer-Filze

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Posted 14 February 2010 - 05:08 AM

Zuschneider,

you should try it there: Daimer-Filze


Thank you Dukemati, that is exactly what a Tailor need.

The reason why you need a 2cm thick wool felt mat is that it sucks up the iron damp into the mat.

I have never seen a Tailor in Berlin who didn't have such a mat, nowadays the Tailors use expensive iron stations. I rather iron traditional.

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Posted 14 February 2010 - 05:10 AM

so you iron like me! cross-legged with a board across your knees :p
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Posted 14 February 2010 - 06:16 AM

seriously though, how soft is this mat? too soft and it won't do anything.
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Posted 14 February 2010 - 08:21 AM

so you iron like me! cross-legged with a board across your knees Posted Image



Perhaps you should move up in the world. Use a sleeve roll (a wooden dowl, about 3 1/4" in diameter) and a soft shapeable tailors ham Posted Image , instead of that board Posted Image .

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Posted 14 February 2010 - 09:41 AM

I think I know what you're looking for. Let me order in some samples.
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Posted 14 February 2010 - 12:15 PM

The felt can't be too soft, that is right. But after some time when I iron with 5kg Iron it get more consolidated.
If it is to hard then it can't be shipped from Europe.
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Posted 15 February 2010 - 03:09 AM

Daimer-Filze just called me:

They send felt mats worldwide to tailors: 1.8m long and 1.0m wide and 1.0cm thick

The mat cost is about 160Euro + 150Euro Delivery by FedEx.

That is the only solution to get a Men-Tailor-Ironing-Mat.
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Posted 15 February 2010 - 11:26 AM

300+ Euro? Let me see what I can find. I'll send you samples and we'll test it to see if it works.
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Posted 15 February 2010 - 12:50 PM

It must be wool felt available in 1.5m x 1.0m x 1.0cm

Wool felt is expensive. Delivery as well.
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Posted 16 February 2010 - 03:02 AM

International shipping is expensive. It generally costs an additional $125 just to go international. I'm talking to several converters stateside, now. I first need to find the right content, test it, then find a minimum I can work with.

Are there any others interested in this type of pressing board material?

By the way, everything I'm finding is 60" (154 cm) wide, meaning that you can get two 30" (75 cm) wide mats to the length. My Sussman table measures 60 cm X 120 cm (23 1/2" X 47 1/4") and that seems to work fine for my purposes. Can you work with a 75 cm X 1,5 m surface?
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