MATERIAL AND NOTION SOURCE INFORMATION

Many of your have asked for source information for fabrics and notions. We suggest the following companies (please contact each company or consult their website for catalog/swatch information):

FOR OUTDOOR FABRICS
AND NOTIONS, including fabrics, insulations, webbings, hardware, mesh, trims, elastic, and zippers for horse clothing and equipment. Also carry fleece and stretch fabrics for riding tights and breeches and fabrics for other riding apparel too.

The Rain Shed, Albany OR (541) 753-8900,
www.therainshed.com

Seattle Fabrics
, Seattle WA (206) 525-0670
www.seattlefabrics.com Has wonderful breech fabrics!

Rockywoods Outdoor Fabrics
, Loveland CO (970) 663-6163 www.rockywoods.com

FOR ENGLISH TAILORED COAT FABRICS
AND BUTTONS

Sawyer Brook Distinctive Fabrics, Clinton MA (800) 290-2739
www.sawyerbrook.com
Also see Field's Fabrics below.

FOR WESTERN
SHOW APPAREL FABRICS AND NOTIONS

Show Clothes Unlimited, Brown City, MI (810) 346-2305
www.showclothesunlimited.com LycraTM fabrics, stretch twills and gabardines, UltrasuedeTM , Swarovski and generic rhinestones, setters, and more.

Field's Fabrics, Grand Rapids, MI (800) 678-5872 www.fieldsfabrics.com Huge range of fabrics including UltrasuedeTM and UltraleatherTM.

Spandex House, New York NY (212) 354-6711 www.spandexhouse.com Stretch fabrics of all kinds.

Sue's Sparklers
, Escondido CA 1-888-999-0408
www.suessparklers.com Rhinestones, crystals, and nailheads.

Zipper Connection, Wyoming, IL (309) 695-4SEW(4739) or 888-349-8799 www.zipperconnection.com Specializes in zippers including invisible separating, the 'slinky' zippers and heavy zippers for chaps and Swarovski Rhinestone zippers too!

FOR CHAP, BREECH,
AND GARMENT LEATHER AND NOTIONS

D'Anton Leather Co., West Branch IA, (319) 643-2568
www.dantonleather.com Fabulous selection of pearlized, foil, and metallic specialty leathers, plus deerskin for full seat breeches. Don't miss their Show Apparel, Rodeo Queen, and Winning Horsewomen Galleries on their website!

Montana Leather Co.
, Billings MT, (800) 527-0028
www.montanaleather.com

Ebay
www.ebay.com Customers report good luck buying leather on Ebay. Do a search using "leather scraps" for piece to use for yokes and appliques.