Fur Suppliers

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Toska, Sun Feb 07, 2010 7:06 pm

I've got another one I am going to get my fur through, cheap but looks to be good quality and they deliver.
http://www.bearycheap.com/index.html Their regular store, great for partials
http://www.bearycheap.biz/BCW1023.html Their wholesale store, good for making whole suits, buy 5m and get it cheap
Considering they are a Teddy Bear supply store they'd be great for anyone that makes plushies as well.
They have suede for paw pads as well[/quote]

They look very nice but you should try and get a sample first, I my experience (not much really...) fur for teddies can have very stiff, scratchy backing; not too good for suits
And are the 1/2 metre pieces pre-cut?[/quote]

Ahh I didn't think of that, I'll send them and e-mail and see.

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vixen, Tue Jul 06, 2010 2:57 pm

*updating* Spotlights range has fallen significantly...this is at all the spotlight stores i've tried. Bartfelds is awesome if you go there in person (i'd buy everything from them if i lived in melbourne!), I find them difficult to contact in e-mails/phone and they dont have any listings of the fur they keep online (which is ALOT!) . Lavals site is great showing the variety they have online, but i'm guessing its easier to contact via phone. E-mailing doesnt seem to work. Its very unfortunate that Australia has a very low count of fur suppliers, plus a very expensive range. American company's reply to e-mails straight away, send samples within a week and even after currency conversion, they work out ALOT cheaper, even including postage. I would support Aussie suppliers more if they were easier to deal with. I do buy from them often if they have what i need and in person only, not online.

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Toska, Sat Jul 10, 2010 4:16 pm

*updating* Spotlights range has fallen significantly...this is at all the spotlight stores i've tried. Bartfelds is awesome if you go there in person (i'd buy everything from them if i lived in melbourne!), I find them difficult to contact in e-mails/phone and they dont have any listings of the fur they keep online (which is ALOT!) . Lavals site is great showing the variety they have online, but i'm guessing its easier to contact via phone. E-mailing doesnt seem to work. Its very unfortunate that Australia has a very low count of fur suppliers, plus a very expensive range. American company's reply to e-mails straight away, send samples within a week and even after currency conversion, they work out ALOT cheaper, even including postage. I would support Aussie suppliers more if they were easier to deal with. I do buy from them often if they have what i need and in person only, not online.[/quote]

What are the American sites you use??

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kat_aclysm, Tue Jul 13, 2010 12:43 am

US Stores that ship to Australia? CR Crafts is good! Shipping is a bit pricey. Mendel's is good too. =)

Those are the two I've used so far:
http://www.mendels.com/fur1.shtml
http://www.crscraft.com/

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Pendzez, Sun Aug 08, 2010 2:17 pm

Spotlight? In all the top 10 shops I hate in the whole world, in which spotlight comes in second, I never thought spotlight might have to be the place to go to if I decide to make my own fursuit. If so, I might have to suffer for a good 10-20 minutes, trying to find the materials.

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FuzziBear, Mon Aug 09, 2010 6:58 pm

NUUUUUUUU dont go to spotlight D:

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Fuzzyball, Mon Aug 09, 2010 9:07 pm

NUUUUUUUU dont go to spotlight D:[/quote]
Yeah, spotlight's range has really decresed in recent years. You're much better off going directly to the suppliers.

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kat_aclysm, Wed Aug 11, 2010 4:15 pm

I've honestly found the Spotlights in Sydney (that I go to, anyway...) to be relatively decent for most arts and craft things. But yes, if you want a luxury soft fur that doesn't feel cheap and gross, they carry Beaver/Seal fur in Black and White. Occaisonally it will come in sandy colour (think of the colour of Meerkats) but their range is quite limited otherwise. Lincraft is a little better, I've found. My local one has luxury fur in a few more colours than the ones I already listed, but still quite limited...

So yeah - don't discredit Spotlight so readily! They have some good stuff... once in a while.

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Smokey, Wed Aug 11, 2010 7:25 pm

yeah i got my fur at spotlight ive never even heard of the other 2. you could also mention clarkrubber for foam if they are interested.

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nagamaki, Thu Sep 23, 2010 6:51 pm

I went furshopping today in Canberra. Lincraft was 19.95/m, Spotlight in Queanbyan was 12.95/m sale for VIP card holders and 14.95/m normally. They both had a very limited range of fur on the bolt. Spotlight had some amazing furs being sold in fat quarters at different prices, mostly expensive.


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