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Unread 10-03-2017, 12:12 AM   #1
raferguson
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Big hole fishnet source?

I am looking for big hole mesh or fishnet material, but on line, the photos have no scale, so I cannot tell how big the holes are. The holes I see do not look very big, even if they call it big hole. Also, I am looking for material that is something like 80 to 90% hole and 10-20% material, and most of what I see on line looks like 50-50 hole vs material. I am looking for something like one might see in fishnet stockings.

Not sure exactly how big a hole I am looking for, maybe in the range of 1/4 to 1/2 inch. (about 1 cm). I am looking for black.

Anyone have any experience with this? A source? I am in the USA.

Thanks in advance,
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Unread 10-03-2017, 08:58 AM   #2
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As stockings? or for something else?

If it's for stockings, try the dance retailers, there are ones with the holes as big as an inch across.
If it's not for stockings.... dunno really. Learn to crochet? Crochet is the easiest technique to get really big mesh and something like fishnet is extremely beginner friendly as it's mostly just chain which is the very first thing one learns and the foundation for 90% of crochet projects.
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Unread 10-03-2017, 04:21 PM   #3
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https://www.amazon.com/7mm-Polyester-Hex-Mesh-Fabric/dp/B00I80QKQM/ref=pd_sim_201_1?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B00I80QKQM &pd_rd_r=9K7PNB1GS3G2VD5DVGQF&pd_rd_w=VNaGo&pd_rd_ wg=81Eal&psc=1&refRID=9K7PNB1GS3G2VD5DVGQF&dpID=51 Jk0L1fcXL&preST=_SY300_QL70_&dpSrc=detailhttp://
found this on amazon 7mm Polyester Hex Mesh - Black Fabric - by the Yard. that's roughly 1/4 inch
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Unread 10-03-2017, 06:08 PM   #4
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To answer Penlow, no, this is not a stocking. I had not considered making my own, but it would probably be too much work, and I have zero experience with crochet or making net.

The mesh that lunaflora found is not suitable for costumes, it is stiff, etc. Read the note below, from the questions on Amazon.

Question:
I'm making costumes. Has anyone cut, and sewn seams with, this fabric?

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Yes and it was incredibly stiff and had none of the stretch I associate with this type of mesh in commercial products. I ended up dumping the whole project.

Thanks for your thoughts, let's see what else comes up
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Unread 10-03-2017, 08:35 PM   #5
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It'd really help if you told us what you want to use it for.
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Unread 10-03-2017, 11:14 PM   #6
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Fishnet skirt

Your question about what I am making is reasonable. I am thinking of a fishnet skirt, possibly a tube dress. She would wear something of a contrasting color under it, or perhaps the fishnet would be the outer layer, with solid material under it. It looks like lace over solid fabric is fashionable these days I am not trying to replicate a particular character, but it is a costume. Halloween is coming.

Honestly I don't know how this will work or look. I may decide that I don't want a fabric that is mostly holes, that I want a mesh that is mostly fabric with some small holes. I probably need to just hold up some combinations of fabric until we get a combination that we like. It does not require a lot of time or skill or material to make a pull on skirt from stretch material. Not having worked with this kind of material, I may decide that some of it is just too hard to work with.

I am really just learning to sew clothing, although I have been sewing since I was a kid.

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Unread 10-04-2017, 12:37 AM   #7
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Try looking at these. You mgith even find stuff you love that you didn't know you wanted. Ignore the nylon netting, tulle, or Russian netting. http://www.califabrics.com/lace/?sea...ategory_page=1
in that search, I found http://www.califabrics.com/ivory-fis...llic-sparkles/
and http://www.califabrics.com/turquoise...otton-fishnet/
and http://www.califabrics.com/black-fis...llic-sparkles/

or try this website https://www.spandexworld.com/c3/catalog/product/4238
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