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A Good Source for Antron Fleece

Discussion in 'Puppet News' started by Traveling Matt, Jul 30, 2003.

  1. Traveling Matt

    Traveling Matt New Member

    Hey puppet builders -

    Since there always seems to be a discussion about how stores run out of puppet fleece, there is a company called Georgia Stage, Inc. that distributes it commercially. They have 12 oz. and 14 oz. weights, with no mimimum purchase required. It can also be easily dyed. Their website is gastage.com. You can e-mail them at info@gastage.com or call 1-800-211-8217.

    Hope this helps ;)

    - Billy :cool:
  2. Buck-Beaver

    Buck-Beaver Well-Known Member

    :confused:

    Stores? That carry puppet fleece? Where can these stores be found...
  3. Puppetplanet

    Puppetplanet Member

    Maybe Falkor the luck dragon can give us a ride to the southern oracle and she will tell us! I hope she doesn't send us to the swamps of sadness with bad news. =(
  4. Cmdir

    Cmdir New Member

    Question

    Is there anywhere to buy Antron besides Georgia Stage? Surely they aren't the only place that sells it.

    Is this sold under other names?

    There has to be flourescent dye somewhere, since One Way Street sells puppets in flourescent colors.

    HELP.
  5. puppets_etc

    puppets_etc Member

    Georgia Stage, Inc. actually sent me some samples:excited:, and they are great quality. I'm sure they're not the only one who sells it, but if you can't find a store nearby that does, at least you'll have that option.

    Deb :flirt:
  6. Buck-Beaver

    Buck-Beaver Well-Known Member

    They are probably the best company to deal with if you are buying small quantities. My only complaint about them is that they insist on credit cards rather than cheque or even a bank draft. Other than that they are great.

    There are also some places to order from that sell Antron by the roll (55 - 65 yards each I believe) at aproximately 30% less than Georgia Stage. Probably a good option if you do a lot of building or run a puppet building business.
  7. Tztz

    Tztz Member

    sorry, i cant find where to buy antron fleece on this site. can anyone help me?

    and another two questions:
    1) what about the quality of this fleece ( http://www.puppetstuff.com/misc/fleece.htm ) comparing to the site you have just offered.

    2) where can i get dying colors?
  8. Cmdir

    Cmdir New Member

    There are also some places to order from that sell Antron by the roll (55 - 65 yards each I believe) at aproximately 30% less than Georgia Stage. Probably a good option if you do a lot of building or run a puppet building business.[/QUOTE]

    I do run a puppet business and I need to buy in quantities. I try to keep my prices low (My customers are mostly churches and schools), so I am looking for the best pricing possible.

    Please list the companies that sell rolls.
  9. Cmdir

    Cmdir New Member

    Tztz - the prices on this site are higher than GA stage, the fleece is the same.
  10. gastage

    gastage New Member

    Fleece

    Cmdir,

    If you are looking to purchase large quantities (40+ yards) you can get it from Hampshire Textiles. Just ask for Larry Guilds (sounds like Giles). Since we get ours from Larry... to distribute smaller quantities than he wants to sel...l we can't sell it for as good a price as he can. If you have any other questions about the fleece you can email me.

    Thanks,
    Kathy
    GA Stage, Inc.
  11. Buck-Beaver

    Buck-Beaver Well-Known Member

    GA Stage, Hampshire Textiles and Puppetstuff are the only prominent suppliers of Antron currently I believe. Naturally Knits in NC used to carry Antron but they stopped a few years ago. There is supposed to be another source somewhere in the northeast US but I haven't been able to get the name or find out exactly what they sell.

    We've ordered from Puppetstuff and GA Stage. The fleece is essentially the same from both, but I find that Puppetstuff is more expensive and their delivery/customer service is slower than GA Stage. Puppetstuff has more flexible payment options than GA Stage (PayPal, Credit Card, money order) so they might be a better option for people without a credit card. Don't worry though Kathy - we all still love you... ;)
  12. gastage

    gastage New Member

    Fleece

    TzTz,

    If you would like some fleece samples and dye info just email your address to me at Georgia Stage...I'll be happy to send you some and answer your questions. My email address is info@gastage.com
    I look forward to hearing from you.

    Kathy @ GA Stage :)
  13. Tztz

    Tztz Member

    :) thnx :)

    Email been sent :sing:
  14. Puppetplanet

    Puppetplanet Member

    I received my sample today and WOW! I love the texture and stretch of antron fleece!

    *smacks self in forehead*

    I can't believe I didn't start using it sooner!
  15. Tztz

    Tztz Member

    i am still waiting to get mine, Puppetplanet, it sounds like it is really making a difference. i hope i wont be disappointed.LOL :)
  16. RizzoDaRat

    RizzoDaRat New Member

    Antron Fleece

    I was wondering if you happen to know of any fabric dye company that makes dye ASIDE from the traditional "Rit" dyes. I am looking specifically for a darker, deeper red then the "Scarlet" color that Rit offers. I have white Antron Fleece that I wanted to dye a darker red, to make a certain puppet.... any ideas? I've been Googling for quite a while and figured I'd come ask some folks who might actually know (holding up my white flag, about to give up! LOL)
  17. ravagefrackle

    ravagefrackle New Member

    search the formu, here, look for fabric dyes,

    or aljo
  18. Puppetplanet

    Puppetplanet Member

    I agree with ravagefrackle...

    www.Aljohye.com works really well


    I've also heard that www.tintex.com is a nice dye, but... correct me if I'm wrong, I think you can only get it in Australia?

    There is another one here in the states: www.dyeproservices.com but I personally have not had much luck getting dark or vibrant colors from using this dye. I've only tried a few, but the end result was always the same, having to go back to the store to buy more or a different brand to achieve the color I wanted. Just my oppinion.

    Good Luck!


    PS: I'm from Waterbury! :)
  19. gastage

    gastage New Member

    Aljo Manufacturing has great dyes and you can contact them at www.aljo.com or by phone 212.226.2878

    Dye Pro Services is in Alberta Canada and many of our customers have us send their fleece to them. You can contact them at www.dyeproservices.com or by phone at 403.273.9348 and ask for Emily.

    Good Luck
    :)
  20. wes

    wes Active Member

    thanks for the info Kathy,

    Oh it's good to see you back, Did You have a good time in Japan?:)


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