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« on: Yesterday at 05:57 PM »

This isn't about kite buiding but for bag or sleeve making.

I have been looking for material that is similar to the diamond material that Prism uses both in its kite sleeves and in the roll-up bag.  The 2 are different and I could use some help figuring out what they are and possibly a source.

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« Reply #1 on: Yesterday at 06:03 PM »

Seattle Fabrics on the web

Look for 400x300 Denier Diamond Ripstop.  Makes nice kite sleeves.
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« Reply #2 on: Yesterday at 06:37 PM »

Recently ordered from Seattle Fabrics, and was completely unimpressed. Very slow to fill the order, and they packaged it badly so the fabric was damaged in transit. Caveat emptor.

Might also look for North Cloth's Norlam, a clear plastic laminate with a reinforcing weave.
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« Reply #3 on: Yesterday at 06:41 PM »

I have never had any problems with multiple orders over several years.  There is a box to check if ok to fold cloth.  Shipping is more if sent on cardboard tube but no folds.

Recently ordered from Seattle Fabrics, and was completely unimpressed. Very slow to fill the order, and they packaged it badly so the fabric was damaged in transit. Caveat emptor.

Might also look for North Cloth's Norlam, a clear plastic laminate with a reinforcing weave.
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« Reply #4 on: Yesterday at 07:55 PM »

I specifically asked for no folding. But there was no tube. The fabric was rolled up, wrapped in brown paper, and shipped out. I've contacted them about it, and received no response. Not great service, IMHO.
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« Reply #5 on: Yesterday at 11:13 PM »

I have had excellent service from Seattle fabric... Both by mail order and in person. I'm sorry to hear of the less than desirable experience.
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« Reply #6 on: Yesterday at 11:21 PM »

I got my first order from them last month.

only complaint was slow shipping.
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