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23-04-2008
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^thatīs astrakan fur, from an african karakul lamb (probably), those unwanted tears happen because the pelts had dryed, that happens to furs when they arenīt preserved correclty (away from heat, in a proper fabric sac, etc...) it means that the pelts lost its natural oils that keep them "fabric" like, maybe if you take them to a furrier they could do something, but you could also sew a peace of fabric under the skin with a long stitch as shown in the picture tha will provide more strenght.

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^thatīs astrakan fur, from an african karakul lamb (probably), those unwanted tears happen because the pelts had dryed, that happens to furs when they arenīt preserved correclty (away from heat, in a proper fabric sac, etc...) it means that the pelts lost its natural oils that keep them "fabric" like, maybe if you take them to a furrier they could do something, but you could also sew a peace of fabric under the skin with a long stitch as shown in the picture tha will provide more strenght.
Wow! How amazing! Thank you so much.
I'm afraid it's too late for the coat, it was falling apart and it's just being used by me for my work.
It's absolutely perfect for my project - based on Old Class, like pre-revolution Russia. Wonderful.

My tutor has brought in two other coats today, I'm pretty certain one is rabbit fur but don't know what the other one is. I shall take pictures of them and post them on here
Thanks so much, again!
And thanks to Gius for linking me to this great thread

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Hey hey,
I have the other furs, can someone I.D. these for me please?

This one is really very soft, I think it's rabbit fur, anybody know?

This one feels like the oldest one - it's not really that soft at all [anymore]

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I think the top one is fox fur. I was going to do fur for my final graduate fashion collection and got loads of samples, and that looks just like fox, because it's long, and as you said, very soft.

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I think the top one is fox fur. I was going to do fur for my final graduate fashion collection and got loads of samples, and that looks just like fox, because it's long, and as you said, very soft.
Yes, my friend who gave it to me said he thought it was rabbit, but i thought it was very long for rabbit.
Fox, eh?

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OH AWESOME!! I NEED TO LEARN NAMES OF FABRICS!! because when i design some fashion ideas 4 my fashion illustrations, i know the fabric, but i dont know what its called. so yea. THANX!!

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(sorry a bit off topic!)
Okay, is there some kind of fur care thread or something? This one fur coat I have (First picture on post 48) is just malting like hell and I don't want it to malt
It's got to be like sixty years old or something, it's not really had a good life, is there any way of rescuing it? It really is nice.
Would love to know if it's capeable to rescue it or if it is doomed.

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here you go, CD ^
maybe you'll find some info in this slightly old thread
http://qa.thefashionspot.com/forums/...s-50376-3.html
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I bought these fur hats and I'm pretty sure the one on the right is coney, but I'm not sure about the other one
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Is it mink?
There are some sort of silver/grey hairs in it.

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It looks like mink but yet again, it could be from another specie

excuse me, whatīs coney?

ps: I didnt really help, I know

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^ at least you replied


Coney is rabbit fur

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Does anybody know the kind of fabric used to make this dress?




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it's hard to tell but it looks like a fine silk i have seen before
perhaps called silk organza

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Ok well I believe I just saw this fabric right in front of me and touched it yesterday
It was silk chiffon

but the silk organza I have, I dyed it..so perhaps through that it lost its shine so sort of resembles this fabric in the picture. This girl where I work she was making a man's shirt out of silk organza and it was a lot shinier --I thought maybe even synthetic because it seemed to have metal sparks in it

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Okay I'm back again with my fur I.D. questions!

Bought this scarf the other day and it's fur, but it's not really the softest - sorta spikey. As in, quite itchy on the skin spikey.
I want to say mink, but it's orange?


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