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Moray Fabric

Started by kodydog, March 10, 2018, 03:02:43 pm

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kodydog

March 10, 2018, 03:02:43 pm Last Edit: March 10, 2018, 03:03:56 pm by kodydog
Just got the go ahead on 10 dining chairs. The chairs seats are 27" wide.

This is a new customer and she is working with a flamboyant male decorator. 

The fabric is something I've never seen before. It is a chenille type fabric that resembles Moray eel. When you view it from different angles it changes color. It runs up the bolt. The fabric color is mostly royal blue with a silver "spine" that repeats across the bolt. The first spine starts 10 inches in and repeats every 10 inches.

They want a spine to run down the center of each seat. To cut the fabric I will have to center the seat 20" into the bolt. This will put the edge of the cut at 34". These seats cannot be cut side by side. When we pointed out the waist the customer was concerned. The flamboyant decorator called the supplier and ordered 7 yards at $200/yd.

There cannot be a crisis next week. My schedule is already full.
http://northfloridachair.com/index.html

sofadoc

I'd probably be retired by now if I could've just learned to act more flamboyant.

Remember Anna Nicole's TV show? She had that flamboyant designer named Gary Trendy. I thought about changing my name to Dennis Trendy, and propping my arm on my hip a lot. I bet I would've had all the female customers just shoving money at me.
"Perfection is the greatest enemy of profitability" - Mark Cuban

65Buick

Kody that sounds, uh, a bit frightening. 200/yd??
I would really like to see an image of that.

And flamboyant is good. Everyone is always drawn to animated people. But most in my experience are not. It would be exhausting to fake.

scottymc

I bet the flamboyant decorator is not so forthcoming with your hourly rate, wonder what sort of mark up he takes out of that $200.

kodydog

Quote from: sofadoc on March 10, 2018, 04:46:56 pm
Remember Anna Nicole's TV show? She had that flamboyant designer named Gary Trendy. I thought about changing my name to Dennis Trendy, and propping my arm on my hip a lot. I bet I would've had all the female customers just shoving money at me.

I have been tempted to do the same thing. Rose thinks otherwise.

There cannot be a crisis next week. My schedule is already full.
http://northfloridachair.com/index.html

kodydog

Quote from: 65Buick on March 10, 2018, 06:17:52 pm
Kody that sounds, uh, a bit frightening. 200/yd??
I would really like to see an image of that.

And flamboyant is good. Everyone is always drawn to animated people. But most in my experience are not. It would be exhausting to fake.


$200/yd was wholesale. We learned later he did not mark up the fabric. We were standing right there when he placed the order. He used the customers credit card to do it. I know, weird.
There cannot be a crisis next week. My schedule is already full.
http://northfloridachair.com/index.html

kodydog

Quote from: scottymc on March 10, 2018, 07:53:26 pm
I bet the flamboyant decorator is not so forthcoming with your hourly rate, wonder what sort of mark up he takes out of that $200.


I know, this is also weird. We are charging the customer. He dose not mark up our price. I guess he charges a rate for his service.
There cannot be a crisis next week. My schedule is already full.
http://northfloridachair.com/index.html

kodydog

March 11, 2018, 01:29:41 am #7 Last Edit: March 11, 2018, 01:33:22 am by kodydog
Use to be we could quote several different quotes with one post. (I hope that makes sense) That option appears to be no longer available.
There cannot be a crisis next week. My schedule is already full.
http://northfloridachair.com/index.html

sofadoc

Quote from: kodydog on March 11, 2018, 01:21:28 am
$200/yd was wholesale. We learned later he did not mark up the fabric. We were standing right there when he placed the order. He used the customers credit card to do it. I know, weird.
I guess that idea never occurred to me. Just order everything on the customer's credit card. Guess it would simplify my tax returns.
"Perfection is the greatest enemy of profitability" - Mark Cuban

SteveA

Sounds to me - and maybe not politically correct - the designer is more gorgeous than the fabric.  Ed I would suggest you invite the designer over (hide the rulers)  break out that special tank top you've been saving for a special occasion, and show him how to lay out a pattern the way the ol boys do it - Southern Style !
SA 

kodydog

We received the fabric today. I was able to take a better look at it. When you rub it one way it feels like suede. When you rub it the other way it feels like vinyl. It has a cloth back. Bares the Kravet label. Rose told him to order 7 yds, he ordered 8. This photo doesn't do it justice.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/khvbkcUuN1NLMo2H3
There cannot be a crisis next week. My schedule is already full.
http://northfloridachair.com/index.html

65Buick

Kravet - that explains it. The preferred fabric choice of designers in my area.

Looking forward to seeing the finish product so we can see what it looks like with light hitting it at many angles.

SteveA

It looks like sea ray skin or shagreen pattern.
I know that stuff is expensive.  Kravet sent me 7 yards to fix a table I only needed 1/2 yard.  Mine is green - waiting for a use to use it. 
My Mrs. doesn't like it so it sits here in a tube with no purpose.
SA

kodydog

Yes, Rose informed me the pattern is manta ray. Not moray.

The blue is perfect for UF Gators orange and blue. Is there a big difference between gator hide and manta ray hide? Add an orange welt and makes a great toss pillow for a gator fan.
There cannot be a crisis next week. My schedule is already full.
http://northfloridachair.com/index.html

kodydog

Finished the dining chairs yesterday. Pretty cool fabric.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/ab19olAaEaXrW1g23

There cannot be a crisis next week. My schedule is already full.
http://northfloridachair.com/index.html