Originally Posted by busybe
I would be interested in your review of the material from Art of Where, So please share. I am in Toronto (although I see this company is in Quebec), so at least I will be paying Canadian Dollars.
Lucky you guys, the samples from https://artofwhere.com/
were in my mailbox today and yeah they are in Quebec, I must have confused them with another place I was looking at.
There are 9 fabrics in the sample pack, here they are ranked by how hard it was to breathe through them, 0 being nothing in front and 10 being my hand blocking my mouth:
1 Poly Chiffon - almost like nothing at all
2 Spun Poly - quite easy
3 Silky Knit - This next group of 4 fabrics were still quite good. I also held them up in front of the tweeter on my speakers and played some music, sounded fine.
3 Performance Spandex
4 Poly Canvas
4 Swimsuit Knit
7 Poly Twill - These 3 fabrics were thick enough I'm not going to bother doing any other ranks for them, though I will say the heavy satin looks the best of all the fabrics (it's glossy though).
7 Velveteen - Absorbs the most light
9 Heavy Satin
1 Performance Spandex - brightest by far, and all around good colour
2 Swimsuit Knit - This group's white is a touch dimmer than the spandex's
2 Poly Canvas
4 Silky Knit - Whites and Blacks both a little greyer than the above ones
4 Spun Poly
6 Poly Chiffon - This one suffers from being nearly transparent. You can make the black better by putting something black behind it I guess.
At arm's length they all looked decent. The top 4 for sure I think would be totally fine detail wise.
1 Performance Spandex - the weave does give the appearance of lines when up close.
2 Swimsuit Knit
3 Spun Poly
4 Silky Knit - the weave does give the appearance of lines when up close.
6 Poly Canvas - this one lacked detail because of the canvas weave. But that weave gives it a cool effect that might work really well for some images (or lower rez stuff).
7 Poly Chiffon
Not stretchy - Poly Canvas, Poly Chiffon
A Bit - Spun Poly, swimsuit knit
Strechy - Spandex, Silky Knit
So there it is. If there's anything else you'd like me to check, let me know. I think the performance spandex is my top choice for this company, unless you want the canvas effect or don't want stretch.