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#1 ChiTownTailor

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Posted 04 February 2015 - 11:57 PM

I like using a board cloth on my cutting table; it balances the shears and makes the striking with chalk easier.

What would the best cloth to use as board cloth be?
Melton works quite good for me.
But what are the recommendations?

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Edited by ChiTownTailor, 05 February 2015 - 08:39 AM.

-There might be a lot of tweed merchants out there making a bodger, but I'm sure not one of them. I'd rather be kicking my heels than making a pork on the mangle. No crushed beetles to be found here!

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Posted 05 February 2015 - 08:37 AM

I have an old piece of heavy flannel. A few moth holes in it; that's why it's a board cloth.

 

Nice shears btw.


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Posted 05 February 2015 - 09:37 AM

Look at my cutting table, on my internet site.


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Posted 05 February 2015 - 09:44 AM

Look at my cutting table, on my internet site.


Is it a sort of heavy canvas or linen?

Nice site.

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Posted 05 February 2015 - 12:12 PM

Canvas. You could buy it in art shops for painters.


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Posted 07 February 2015 - 07:00 PM

What is it that you use for ironwork (dressur) DZ, some sort of felt mat?

Edited by ChiTownTailor, 08 February 2015 - 12:36 AM.

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Posted 08 February 2015 - 07:55 AM

Good artist stores sell canvas to be stretched on frames since pre-made is not always the right size. Some unstreched canvas has a primer on it called gesso - stay away from that. There are two types to choose from. I think most painters use linen. But, I have seen cotton.
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Posted 08 February 2015 - 11:11 AM

2 cm thick hard felt mat, you can find it on the internet. Maybe 200$, 1.40m long or so...


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Posted 09 February 2015 - 07:03 AM

I get 6 oz or 8 oz canvas from a manufacturing tenting and camping shop here in Australia.


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