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Title: Trim sites round-up?
Post by: Lady Rosalind on June 08, 2008, 05:01:37 PM
Hi folks! I am in need of some knock-out trim, for our Queen's new gown. I know that we used to have a thread on the old forum with links to online sources for trims, but I can't seem to find a replacement here. Could I prevail upon folks to share their trim sources here? We've looked in a few places, but the bookmarks are on her laptop, not mine... (Lady Kathleen, what was the name of the lace where you found the black and gold trim for the Mary Queen of Scots gown?)

Thank you all!!!!!  ;D
Title: Re: Trim sites round-up?
Post by: isabelladangelo on June 09, 2008, 05:48:00 AM
http://www.homesew.com ->Really great variety of notions

http://www.ebay.com ->  sellers:    
1stcdotnet : has a lot of old sari trims that can be reused on various medieval and Renaissance projects
heleborus71:  Good vintage and antique trims
heritagetrading: New trims done in antique and vintage styles
crownrose:  good, generic Renaissance/SCA type trims
Title: Re: Trim sites round-up?
Post by: Tygrkat on June 09, 2008, 05:55:26 AM
www.Cheeptrims.com (http://www.Cheeptrims.com)


I haven't purchased anything from them personally, but the person making my wedding gown {way too daunting for me to attempt - I STILL haven't finished my 'simple' skirt!  >:(} recommended that site when we were picking out colors, etc. They have TONS of trims and the prices seem to be reasonable {hence the name, I suppose  ;) }
Title: Re: Trim sites round-up?
Post by: DonaCatalina on June 09, 2008, 06:40:12 AM
http://www.calontirtrim.com
http://www.tasselnfringe.com/gimps.htm
http://www.minidolls.com/Met_Trim.shtml
http://trims-things.com/products/gimp.htm
http://www.jkmribbon.com/wholesale-braiding.htm
Title: Re: Trim sites round-up?
Post by: Margaret on June 09, 2008, 08:08:58 AM
Also on Ebay, I can highly recommend Zuke989 for trim.  I have ordered trim from this person several times and have never been disapointed.

  They don't have a store, but here's a link to their profile:  http://myworld.ebay.com/zuke989
Title: Re: Trim sites round-up?
Post by: Lady Kathleen of Olmsted on June 09, 2008, 10:06:38 AM
Lady Rosiland...

The knockout trim I used for my Mary, Queen of Scots gown was from http://www.mjtrim.com/ (http://www.mjtrim.com/)

Here is the page where the trim can be found...http://www.mjtrim.com/catalog/product/123526/26955/26955.aspx (http://www.mjtrim.com/catalog/product/123526/26955/26955.aspx)
(http://images.mjtrim.com/tsconfig/26955-127.jpg.fpx?cell=200,200&qlt=75&cvt=jpeg)

Trims on this particular site do run a bit more, but this particular Iron On trim was so worth the expense to get the look I was searching for when I did this gown to recreate as close as I could the Couching style of Embroidery common to the Elizabethan period.

I also order trims from http://www.pillagedvillage.com/ (http://www.pillagedvillage.com/) Thewy have trims that work for Medieval through the 18th Century that could be hard to find.
Title: Re: Trim sites round-up?
Post by: TiaLD77 on June 09, 2008, 10:33:12 AM
Just a note on cheep trims, while they have fantastic selection there is a minimum purchase amout of 60$ I think it is.... now if you are a trim-a-holic that should be no problem... Or surround your computer monitor with a group of friends & bulk order :)

www.Cheeptrims.com (http://www.Cheeptrims.com)


I haven't purchased anything from them personally, but the person making my wedding gown {way too daunting for me to attempt - I STILL haven't finished my 'simple' skirt!  >:(} recommended that site when we were picking out colors, etc. They have TONS of trims and the prices seem to be reasonable {hence the name, I suppose  ;) }

Title: Re: Trim sites round-up?
Post by: Lady Kathleen of Olmsted on June 09, 2008, 10:43:41 AM
I just ordered last week another boatload of lace trims in white and black from CheepTrims that I use for Chemises and Men's Shirts.
Title: Re: Trim sites round-up?
Post by: Lady Rosalind on June 09, 2008, 10:08:20 PM
Thanks, everyone! We will be looking through all of the choices, and figuring out what would look best on her new gown. Lots of work to do!!!  ;D
Title: Re: Trim sites round-up?
Post by: Lady Kathleen of Olmsted on June 10, 2008, 01:09:37 AM
A gown for a Queen must have the best. No ordinary trim will do. Same goes for choice of fabrics.
Title: Re: Trim sites round-up?
Post by: Master James on June 10, 2008, 09:20:35 AM
Here are all the trim sites I frequent aside from those already mentioned.  They are all good and have very interesting trims.

http://www.novtex.com/
http://www.realmofregalia.com/
http://www.trimfabric.com/alltrimmings.html
http://www.hymanhendler.com/
http://www.burnleyandtrowbridge.com/
Title: Re: Trim sites round-up?
Post by: broadwaygal24601 on June 11, 2008, 12:05:53 AM
I'll take a look in my bookmarks for my online resources, but if you have a Home Fabrics & Rugs close by, you can find incredible stuff for dirt cheap. I got trim there that was $.50/yd full price...the same stuff was $1.75 at Hancock Fabrics...on sale.  The best was the trim for my gown and my friends....$.25/yd.
Title: Re: Trim sites round-up?
Post by: silverstah on June 11, 2008, 09:36:16 AM
William Booth, Draper - Great for middle and lower-class stuff.  Lots of silk, wool, and linen twill tapes. :)

http://www.wmboothdraper.com/TapeLace/tapelace.htm
Title: Re: Trim sites round-up?
Post by: Aiacha on June 11, 2008, 10:29:54 AM
Lady Rosiland...

The knockout trim I used for my Mary, Queen of Scots gown was from http://www.mjtrim.com/ (http://www.mjtrim.com/)


Trims on this particular site do run a bit more, but this particular Iron On trim was so worth the expense to get the look I was searching for when I did this gown to recreate as close as I could the Couching style of Embroidery common to the Elizabethan period.

Yes, M.J. Trims is expensive, but definately worth it, because of some of the wonderful stuff they have that is not the run of the mill stuff that everyone else has.  I had bought some beaded green velvet trim there a while back when I was still going to make this gright green dress. 

BTW - if you visit New York, this is also a fun store to wander through.
Title: Re: Trim sites round-up?
Post by: TiaLD77 on June 12, 2008, 01:44:14 PM
http://www.shop.continentalstitcherytrims.com/main.sc here is another one!
She is also the same seller that isabelladangelo mentioned being on Ebay "Crownrose" this is her store site wich is actually only 45 Minutes from my house!
Title: Re: Trim sites round-up? Cheap Trims
Post by: Cilean on July 03, 2008, 07:00:54 PM
www.Cheeptrims.com (http://www.Cheeptrims.com)


I haven't purchased anything from them personally, but the person making my wedding gown {way too daunting for me to attempt - I STILL haven't finished my 'simple' skirt!  >:(} recommended that site when we were picking out colors, etc. They have TONS of trims and the prices seem to be reasonable {hence the name, I suppose  ;) }

Well I can! I have been purchasing from Cheaptrims for I think 8 years now, I have never had an issue with them, they do have a minimum order so I tell people all the time to make an order together.  The trim is shipped promptly and it is wonderful.

Cilean
Title: Re: Trim sites round-up?
Post by: peacewing on June 17, 2009, 10:38:11 PM
I love the sticky with the websites of fabric resources, but how about a sticky with trim & notions?  ;D
Title: Re: Trim sites round-up?
Post by: CenturiesSewing on June 18, 2009, 04:28:58 AM

http://www.tinseltrading.com/index.php

I have not ordered from them, but wonderful new and vintage metal laces, trims and fabric.
Title: Re: Trim sites round-up?
Post by: Sorcha on June 18, 2009, 08:36:22 AM
BTW - if you visit New York, this is also a fun store to wander through.

Oh...  I couldn't imagine wondering through MJ Trims...  That would be such a bad idea.  ;D
Title: Re: Trim sites round-up?
Post by: gracefulcarrie on June 18, 2009, 12:23:01 PM
You are right.... stickying this topic is a good idea.
Now you can find your fabric and your trim easily.
Title: Re: Trim sites round-up?
Post by: Sorcha on June 19, 2009, 08:32:15 AM
Speaking of CheepTrims...  I got this today:

For 3 DAYS ONLY we are offering you 10% off your next order. It's our valued customer sale and only valid through Midnight 06/21/09
Simply Enter the Discount Code Below when checking out and you will save 10%
DISCOUNT CODE: 745365
Title: Re: Trim sites round-up?
Post by: Lady Renee Buchanan on July 10, 2009, 12:55:36 PM
I found a nice trim on Cheeptrims at a very reasonable price:  $10 for 25 yards of jacquard metallic ribbon.  However, when I went to check out, I was stunned at the shipping cost, $12.20.  For 1 roll of ribbon.  So I guess I'm not buying something from them, when the cost of UPS ground shipping is more than the cost of the product.


I'll try to find something local first or on one of the other sites.
Title: Re: Trim sites round-up?
Post by: DonaCatalina on July 11, 2009, 10:51:29 AM
Have you looked at http://www.calontirtrim.com/ ?
He's never charged me that much for shipping.
Title: Re: Trim sites round-up?
Post by: LadySeasan on July 14, 2009, 08:18:43 AM
I would like to add this:

http://shop.ebay.com/merchant/zuke989_W0QQ_nkwZQQ_armrsZ1QQ_fromZQQ_ipgZ (http://shop.ebay.com/merchant/zuke989_W0QQ_nkwZQQ_armrsZ1QQ_fromZQQ_ipgZ)

They have a good variety of trims, not always a lot, but nice anyway, at great prices.
Title: Re: Trim sites round-up?
Post by: Betty Munro on January 07, 2010, 03:05:35 PM
Another thumbs up for Calontirtrim, Steven Boyd
http://www.calontirtrim.com/catalog.htm
I stumbled on his website after a google search and took a chance with an unknown vendor since it was just a few bucks worth of trim.
Shipping was in a Priority Mail Envelope, $5.00  It would cost me more in gas to get back and forth to my closest hobby/fabric store and I can guarantee you I wouldn't be able to find a more perfect trim for my project, (Pirate coat).
Steve replied to my email within 2 days - shipped the day after cc info was sent (the post office was already closed) and was just overall very nice to work with.
I will look to his website first any time I need trim from now on.
Plus, his bio explains that he is a full time teacher and does this on the side ... really, does it get any better than that???
OK, gotta go now, I need to put the trim ON the pirate coat now and stop gushing over it.
Title: Re: Trim sites round-up?
Post by: Genievea Brookstone on February 03, 2010, 02:33:16 PM
I also recently ordered from Calonitrtrim and I had a response almost immediatly.  Ordered my trim late Saturday evening,recieved an email the same night, did the paypal thing and  had it by Wednesday.

Highly recommend!
Title: Re: Trim sites round-up?
Post by: CecilsTanequin on November 29, 2010, 09:01:42 AM
Haven't seen anyone post this one yet but it has some good stuff. Our Earl of Leicester at Bristol is a frequent patron of theirs. Palladia Paasementerie : www.palladiapassementerie.com (http://www.palladiapassementerie.com)  or search for Palladia Passementerie on facebook.
Title: Re: Trim sites round-up?
Post by: Lady Kathleen of Olmsted on November 29, 2010, 12:57:25 PM
Calontir and Pillaged Village are my go to trim sources.

The Pallidia Passamentre trims are lovely, but very expensive. I have one of their trims on the bottom of my Mary Queen of Scot's forepart of the underskirt. One yard cost me $15.
Title: Re: Trim sites round-up?
Post by: bookwench on November 29, 2010, 02:55:29 PM
Cheeptrims has a $65 minimum order, so if you can find enough things for an order (or go in with multiple people), it might make the shipping worth it. 

I found a nice trim on Cheeptrims at a very reasonable price:  $10 for 25 yards of jacquard metallic ribbon.  However, when I went to check out, I was stunned at the shipping cost, $12.20.  For 1 roll of ribbon.  So I guess I'm not buying something from them, when the cost of UPS ground shipping is more than the cost of the product.


I'll try to find something local first or on one of the other sites.
Title: Re: Trim sites round-up?
Post by: CecilsTanequin on November 29, 2010, 05:31:37 PM

The Pallidia Passamentre trims are lovely, but very expensive. I have one of their trims on the bottom of my Mary Queen of Scot's forepart of the underskirt. One yard cost me $15.

Thanks for that heads up! I've never noticed their prices because I don't play a character high enough ranking to wear their trims lol!
Title: Re: Trim sites round-up?
Post by: Rowan MacD on April 15, 2011, 09:59:41 AM
Calontir and Pillaged Village are my go to trim sources.

The Pallidia Passamentre trims are lovely, but very expensive. I have one of their trims on the bottom of my Mary Queen of Scot's forepart of the underskirt. One yard cost me $15.
    I see Calontir trim at most of the SCA wars and other kingdom events, just in case you like to touch the merchandise and see the colors before you buy.
Title: Re: Trim sites round-up?
Post by: morganne on August 19, 2011, 09:51:26 PM
Wow!  So many great places to look!  :)  So little time... (or should I say 'sew' little time, which is what I have for sewing right now!   :(
Title: Re: Trim sites round-up?
Post by: Rowan MacD on October 03, 2011, 09:55:45 AM
  Heads up!  CelticTrims started their online FaceBook Page.  50% off your order if you use the BDAY coupon  code!
  I saved 79.00$  on more than 50 yards of gorgeous trim!





Title: Re: Trim sites round-up?
Post by: Rowan MacD on October 21, 2011, 07:47:04 PM
  I got my trim order today.  Gorgeous!

http://aweta.hyucw.servertrust.com/product-p/1801.htm

http://aweta.hyucw.servertrust.com/product-p/3261.htm

http://aweta.hyucw.servertrust.com/product-p/3061.htm

http://aweta.hyucw.servertrust.com/product-p/6151.htm  (In black and gold)