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*FABRICS FROM THE MAKERS*

Posted: Sun, Jan 21 2007, 11:19 PM
by Hector Herrera
Amigos!!!
Just before Christmas I contacted Texlon, but I haven't been able to send you the proper info. I recently received some SAMPLES from Them. and I am sharing it with you.
I think the best way to find about the prices is to call to the phone number in the card and ask them to send you samples, (like the ones I have now) and prices.
When I called, I had the opportunity to speak with Nina, and I think she said $4.50 per yard. but again, you ask about anything you want your way, Nina sounded like a real nice person and she will get you the fabrics.
Okay fellow KiteFliers, that's my report.-
Hasta la vista... IKERS. :LogoRevAni: :up:

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Posted: Mon, Jan 22 2007, 06:17 AM
by Chris
Very cool Hector :up: Thanks for the info :mrgreen: I like the colored Dacron...what weight is it?

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Posted: Tue, Jan 23 2007, 12:32 AM
by Frodos Majik
:ditto :thanks: :up:

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Posted: Tue, Jan 23 2007, 11:35 AM
by Mike
We also need to know how wide the fabric is.
If people are interested we could try to get a group order to save on shipping costs and maybe get a further discount if we order enough.

The seconds at Kitebuilder are often $4 or $5/ yard and the width is often close to 60".

I'll be in S. Cal in a few weeks, but not in L.A. I still might be able to go pick it up at the factory and bring it back with me on the plane, saving on shipping costs.

Re: *FABRICS FROM THE MAKERS*

Posted: Tue, Jan 23 2007, 02:19 PM
by Hector Herrera
I don't know about "at the factory".??? When I was there last time I was told that they don't sell anything there, that you have to call that number in the card. But don't let me be negative, when you get here, call me, I may be able to go with you to the factory, and we''ll take it from there. Mike, if you are in need of transportation, while in california, I can loan you my wagon (the one I use everyday) (it's insured)and I can ride to work in my old van that is just seating in the parking lot.
I'll be glad to see you around Mike. :up:

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Posted: Tue, Jan 23 2007, 02:24 PM
by Mike
that's so kind of you Hector, but I'm all set--my father-in-law is already loaning us a car.
Fern will be with me for a few days as the reason we are there is for her folk's 50th anniversary. Then she flies back home and I fly kites! :revspin:

Re: *FABRICS FROM THE MAKERS*

Posted: Sat, Feb 10 2007, 04:53 PM
by Jim Foster
We get all of our fabrics from Texlon. We call Nina with an order, and it is ready the next day for us to pick up. We haven't bought any fabric in a year or so, but we heard from another kite maker that Texlon now charges a $5 cutting charge for each color. Even so, if you get three yards or more, it is a pretty good deal. We just measured our material, it is 54" wide.

We have been told by other makers that the Texlon black is the best black. Others seem to be a little "off black".

Jim

Re: *FABRICS FROM THE MAKERS*

Posted: Sat, Feb 10 2007, 05:15 PM
by Jim Foster
The lady we talked to at Texlon was Martha, not Nina. We have the address for Texlon as 555 Van Ness Ave., Torrance, CA 90501 866 624 3999 310 328 5999 8-4 M-F

The first time we visited, she gave us a short tour of the factory.

Jim