Posted 16 February 2010 - 03:12 AM
Posted 16 February 2010 - 05:21 AM
Dir, Product Development
Posted 17 February 2010 - 01:51 AM
Posted 17 February 2010 - 03:49 AM
If unsuccessful I send me a mat from Germany which is expensive. In Germany there is one source with Daimer-Filze (400$ incl. shipping).
Edited by Der Zuschneider, 17 February 2010 - 03:50 AM.
Posted 17 February 2010 - 04:07 AM
Posted 17 February 2010 - 04:53 AM
Posted 17 February 2010 - 04:54 AM
2 layers of it should be more than sufficient to absorb the moist. It's made of pure cotton and the price includes German VAT. Keep in mind that you won't be using a steam iron so it's mainly the heat that needs to be kept away from the table material.
I think you should be able to find similar stuff anywhere in Europe and the North Americas.
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Posted 17 February 2010 - 05:39 AM
Posted 17 February 2010 - 08:45 AM
Two things that really appeal to me about this product is that it's portable and durable.
I'm also trying to source the bristle board material on a roll so similar size mats can be made for pile fabrics.
Dir, Product Development
Posted 07 March 2010 - 11:56 AM
If you live in Germany then trigger the mother felt fabric in Wurzen, East Germany.
If you live outside Europe or North America, heavily shipping costs will arise.
The best choice is F7
72" wide 3/4" thick and you need 3 feet. You probably could cut off 30cm for a little side iron place.
F3 would be a little bit better but cost double, so forget it. All other samples are too soft.
If you iron with a steamer and sucking table, felt has no use for you.
Felt is for traditional tailors with 12lb. heavy irons.
Edited by Der Zuschneider, 07 March 2010 - 01:17 PM.
Posted 07 March 2010 - 12:50 PM
Would someone need to buy a 3 foot piece? If so, that's $320. I'd like to have one, but not at that price.
Edited by amateursarto, 07 March 2010 - 12:58 PM.
Posted 07 March 2010 - 01:29 PM
Maybe if you go in some gymnastic sport place in the night an cut off a meter from the 5m floor mat...
If you donít have a heavy iron from your ancestors you don't need the mat.
In East Germany until 1989 every tailor had his felt mat from the 1945 maybe, there must be many felt mats laying in the dumpster since then.
I still have one in Berlin under my bed, but shipping is more expensive than buying a new one
Tailoring tools are not cheap, also the tailor books.
And still I have seen only the sample you never know what they deliver in the end...
(Ich habe schon Pferde kotzen sehen...)
Posted 08 March 2010 - 12:01 PM
Edited by amateursarto, 08 March 2010 - 12:03 PM.
Posted 08 March 2010 - 01:32 PM
This is traditional ironing and tailoring like the ancestors did.
You can wait until I bought my mat so you can sure it is working. But I think already F7 is a good choice.
Posted 08 March 2010 - 02:17 PM
My ironing board has the hemotote on bottom against my cutting table. On top of hemotote is cotton batting, then heavy woolen tweed then cotton twill. I put down cheap worsted of top of that if pressing wool. I put my heavy dry iron on top of silicon covered metal rest plate on top of ironing board so I won't burn the surface.
I'm not sure if 1/2" hemotote is thick enough to preserve your pretty house table underneath. Maybe two layers would do better. I have mine set up on top of an industrial cutting table that is 1 1/4" thick composite hardboard which can stand up to most abuses wrought by hot and heavy pressers who enjoy spanking the wool all day with clapper boards.
I don't blame you for wanting that wool felt. It sounds nice but if you want a cheaper solution to absorb the heat, an acoustic barrier may work. Do research on acoustic absorbing materials on the internet and you may find some other alternative too.
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