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Author Topic: Looking for Diamond pattern kite bag/sleeve material!  (Read 1437 times)
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« on: January 06, 2013, 03:26 PM »

Can anyone tell me where I can buy a few yards of this Diamond Pattern material for kite bag/sleeves?




I had a few made by Shelly Chapman (Shawn's wife for those old-timers that remember them) about 3 years ago but I have not been able to get a response from her about making a few more ....or selling me some of the material. Maybe I have an email that she no longer uses. Has anyone talked to or heard from her recently?

I've also sent 'AKA_MrBill' an email asking him about obtaining some as well, after reading this old thread from a year ago http://www.gwtwforum.com/index.php?topic=6449.15 where he mentions purchasing a couple yards of it in his reply #28!

All help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!
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« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2013, 04:25 PM »

I have some of that gold laying around. I might have a few yards I can part with.
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« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2013, 04:31 PM »

Our local Seattle Frabrics carries this fine material - not sure how much it costs.   
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« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2013, 04:57 PM »

I have some of that gold laying around. I might have a few yards I can part with.

I'm interested! I don't have any kite bags in that color at the moment! I like to have different colors to help make it easy to find the kite I'm looking for! Can you email me with some details?

Thanks!
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« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2013, 05:02 PM »

Our local Seattle Frabrics carries this fine material - not sure how much it costs.   

Thanks Tom! I appreciate the info! I really like that material for my kite sleeves. I already have several kites in them. This is the first time I've heard of any fabric vendor carrying it for the retail to non-manufacturers! I went to their site. Looks like they have a lot of color options!
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« Reply #5 on: January 06, 2013, 06:02 PM »

I've only been there a few times, but was impressed with what they had for sure.   Sugarbaker was kind enough to make me some bags for my kites with this fabric - it looks sharp for sure!

TNT also came with a white one made of this stuff - very very sharp for sure.  It also wears like iron.
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« Reply #6 on: January 06, 2013, 06:14 PM »

I've only been there a few times, but was impressed with what they had for sure.   Sugarbaker was kind enough to make me some bags for my kites with this fabric - it looks sharp for sure!

TNT also came with a white one made of this stuff - very very sharp for sure.  It also wears like iron.

I bet that white one does look sharp! Paul Shirey used to make them in gold for all his custom made kites! Good looking & finely crafted kites need a sharp looking kite sleeve & none look any better than the ones made with this fine material, IMO!
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« Reply #7 on: January 07, 2013, 04:14 PM »

TNT also came with a white one made of this stuff - very very sharp for sure.  It also wears like iron.
It is a little bit different, mine is anthrazit but I have seen the white ones too. These are all unlabeled Level One bags btw.

The diamond pattern looks even better imho, but sadly it's like Unobtainium in europe.

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« Reply #8 on: January 09, 2013, 03:42 PM »

Thanks for all the replies and feed-back on the kite sleeve material. I was able to contact someone to have a couple sleeves made for now ...with additional avenues to pursue in the future! I appreciate the help.
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