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Scissors And Shears / Re: Clico Pinking Shears
« Last post by Greger on Today at 02:11:55 PM »
Tlinings. Don't need to. But, I think it is better.
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From speaking with some of the English cloth manufacturers it seems that these days all that is needed is a quick pass with the steam iron to straighten everything out after transport. What got me looking at LS particularly was the line which Huddersfield Cloth produce in conjunction with Johnson Bros. At 280g it's a good modern weight, I'm getting some next week to make a business suit for a client (one of my first). But, I did think the video would interest you all.
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Fantastic! I love how they manipulate these lengths. But I donít think that many of todays fabrics could take this kind of finish...
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Scissors And Shears / Re: Clico Pinking Shears
« Last post by tom bennett on March 21, 2019, 10:02:53 PM »
To be honest, I don't really use them much either but if I can sharpen them all the better, otherwise they are really just a good object/paperweight.  Thanks for your advice Hutch and the comments of others, good tip for cutting curves too.
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Videos Of Interest To The Bespoke Tailor / Ever wondered how London was Shrunk?
« Last post by tom bennett on March 21, 2019, 09:59:18 PM »
I often wondered how they used to do London Shrunk cloth and, is it still worth it today as I can find few examples of this type of finish available. I always slowly pass a steam iron over the whole cloth followed by my heavy dry iron, then I am not sure if that just makes everything uneven.

Anyway here is a video I found showing how it used to be done, it looks like something that is possible in the workshop, given space. I love the way the cloth is hung.

Enjoy.
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Scissors And Shears / Re: Clico Pinking Shears
« Last post by theresa in tucson on March 21, 2019, 11:33:02 AM »
Home stitcher here, I use them on curves.  They are faster than snipping.
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Scissors And Shears / Re: Clico Pinking Shears
« Last post by Henry Hall on March 21, 2019, 11:12:55 AM »
I have a pair of pinking shears, but I have used them just once. I don't see that they have much function really.

How often do you folks use them?
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Scissors And Shears / Re: Clico Pinking Shears
« Last post by Greger on March 21, 2019, 07:40:02 AM »
Buy the latest technology, when it comes to pinks. That's what I recommend at present. They are larger and cut so much better when buying from the best manufacturer's.
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Scissors And Shears / Re: Clico Pinking Shears
« Last post by hutch-- on March 20, 2019, 08:36:24 PM »
Tom,

I have never seen that particular brand before but the method is still much the same as any pinking shears, you only sharpen them at about 10 - 15 degrees and take enough off them to get under any edge rounding but not much more. I own a pair of 1948 Wiss pinking shears that are in as new condition and they are horrible things to use. I do own a Singer pinking machine that cuts a wave pattern that works OK but I have rarely every found a use for it.
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Costumers Forum / Re: Creating a body padding
« Last post by Zanzare on March 20, 2019, 06:17:32 PM »
Nice finish, love the neck!
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