Help! Where would I find this fabric? (Pictures)

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MrsTumbletap Tue 28-Apr-20 08:12:02

Hi crafty people I really need to pick your brains.

I really want to make something from this fabric. But all I have is this strip of ribbon, which is like a burnt orange/copper colour. It has gold flecks in it but wouldn't mind it with or without. Google isn't proving to be useful.

How would your source a fabric? Is there somewhere you go online?

Do you know of somewhere you can put a description of a fabric and it comes up?

Do any of you have a piece of this fabric????

Any advice appreciated.

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MrsTumbletap Tue 28-Apr-20 08:12:50

Here is the strip I have

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SoupDragon Tue 28-Apr-20 08:18:09

Your picture is only showing on the App I think (I wish they'd fix that!)

This is the close up

loutypips Tue 28-Apr-20 08:18:15

It's grosgrain fabric, you may be able to find something similar on google, but I'm not sure how easy it would be to sew?

SoupDragon Tue 28-Apr-20 08:19:22

Is that an actual ribbon or a cut strip of fabric?

MrsTumbletap Tue 28-Apr-20 08:32:22

@SoupDragon thankyou for sorting the picture

It's a strange piece of fabric and I think it was round a product of some sort at Christmas. Maybe a box of chocolates? I thought it was pretty so saved it. But now I have found a use for it.

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MrsTumbletap Tue 28-Apr-20 08:33:46

@loutypips grosgrain fabric, does mean bumpy? That gives me a starting point at least, thank you.

Wish there was a reverse image search type thing you could do?

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loutypips Tue 28-Apr-20 08:41:21

Yeah it's got the lines in like the ribbon.
Like this:

wowfudge Tue 28-Apr-20 08:41:42

It's ribbon. Grosgrain has a heavier weft than warp which gives it the ribbed or corded appearance. You'll find it far easier to find something like needlecord fabric than grosgrain which isn't ribbon for a similar look.

wowfudge Tue 28-Apr-20 08:43:06

Black grosgrain fabric like that louty has linked to is the sort some ecclesiastical robes are made from.

MrsTumbletap Tue 28-Apr-20 10:30:52

Ah, so may not be available as a metre squared piece of fabric then. 😔

It the lovely copper/gold colour that I love. Its not brown, it's not orange, it's kind of in between.

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SoupDragon Tue 28-Apr-20 10:39:57

Searching for Bronze might get the colour you want

MrsTumbletap Tue 28-Apr-20 10:42:11

Good idea!
I had been typing rose gold and got this one, which isn't too bad. But not quite right.

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IsItMeOr Tue 28-Apr-20 11:17:56

Is it "shot" fabric that you're after? It's woven out of two different shades, so looks different in different lights. I think it's most often taffeta or dupion silk though, so depends what you're wanting to make?

IsItMeOr Tue 28-Apr-20 11:20:29

For example

MrsTumbletap Tue 28-Apr-20 12:51:39

Dont really mind it being two different shades. Just a nice bronzer/copper colour.

Probably a bit weird but I fancy having a go at making a dog harness and collar. My puppy has chestnut/brown fur. So lots of colours clash.

But I randomly found that ribbon thing and she was playing with it, I put it round her neck and it looked so lovely, and really complemented her fur colour that I thought I would love to make a collar from that.

Then the more I looked I thought maybe even a harness too. They all look so sporty and clunky or are bright red or pink. There aren't many just made from nice fabric.

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