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Re: synthetic raffia...

Postby Indaswamp » Tue Aug 13, 2013 1:29 pm

Indaswamp wrote:Found this site, thought I'd pass it on....posted it on the blind forum, but figured I'd post it here as well.
http://www.nashvillewraps.com/raffia/raffia-ribbon/c-038427.html

100 yards for $3.49 is a good deal. the stuff is made of rayon by the Berwick company and is called "Wraphia". Lots of camo colors to choose from to match any surroundings.

I rather synthetic rayon wraphia to the natural raffia becasue the natural will soak up a lot of water and weigh a ton! plus-it will rot!

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they also sell it on a 500 yard spool. comes out to about $3.37 per 100 yards, so there is a price break, and won't have to change out the spools so often when cutting.
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Re: synthetic raffia...

Postby Indaswamp » Tue Aug 13, 2013 1:38 pm

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Re: synthetic raffia...

Postby Cujo1 » Tue Aug 13, 2013 5:01 pm

Swamp, just take a 2x4, drive in two long nails spaced double the length of the rafia you want, tie the end to one nail and just wrap the roll around both nails like yarn. When you reach the end of the spool, tie that end to the closest nail. Tie little bunches together at each nail, when all the rafia is tied at each nail, cut the rafia right down the middle and you will have two bunches of tied up rafia all the same size. :thumbsup:
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Re: synthetic raffia...

Postby backwoodsboy09 » Tue Aug 13, 2013 5:21 pm

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Re: synthetic raffia...

Postby Indaswamp » Tue Aug 13, 2013 7:59 pm

Cujo1 wrote:Swamp, just take a 2x4, drive in two long nails spaced double the length of the rafia you want, tie the end to one nail and just wrap the roll around both nails like yarn. When you reach the end of the spool, tie that end to the closest nail. Tie little bunches together at each nail, when all the rafia is tied at each nail, cut the rafia right down the middle and you will have two bunches of tied up rafia all the same size. :thumbsup:

:thumbsup: much simpler idea....
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Re: synthetic raffia...

Postby WSUWESTON » Thu Aug 15, 2013 7:58 pm

So are you going to order it and give a report?
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Re: synthetic raffia...

Postby Indaswamp » Thu Aug 15, 2013 8:15 pm

WSUWESTON wrote:So are you going to order it and give a report?

it's already been ordered. I will take pics. and inform everyone about it when it arrives. R&D taking one for the team.... :wink:
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Re: synthetic raffia...

Postby troy_iv » Fri Aug 23, 2013 6:15 am

If anybody was looking at ordering from Nashville Wraps, my order just came in yesterday.

I ordered 500 yards each of Oatmeal, Kraft, and Olive.

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Looks like quality stuff so far. For where I am, the color looks pretty authentic.

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Only issue I've got right now is that it's holding the shape of the spool some (to be expected). Swamp, you got any thoughts on getting it to relax other than letting it hang in the heat?
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Re: synthetic raffia...

Postby Indaswamp » Fri Aug 23, 2013 6:21 am

I'm still waiting on my order to arrive. Hanging in the heat (like the attic) should work I would think... how long are you cutting your strands?
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Re: synthetic raffia...

Postby Indaswamp » Fri Aug 23, 2013 6:24 am

I was planning on cutting my strands only 9~12" to use on a layout ghillie.
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Re: synthetic raffia...

Postby troy_iv » Fri Aug 23, 2013 7:11 am

I'm making 3' strands. I'm going to use them as quick temporary blind cover, and setting up a rig to hang them over the canoe for a floating blind.
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Re: synthetic raffia...

Postby 18javelin » Fri Aug 23, 2013 7:36 am

Looks awful shiny to me? wonder if suppliers are diffrent in the flat and matte?
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Re: synthetic raffia...

Postby Indaswamp » Fri Aug 23, 2013 7:58 am

18javelin wrote:Looks awful shiny to me? wonder if suppliers are diffrent in the flat and matte?

company that makes it has it in matte and glossy finish. be sure to order matte finish.
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Re: synthetic raffia...

Postby troy_iv » Fri Aug 23, 2013 9:13 am

18javelin wrote:Looks awful shiny to me? wonder if suppliers are diffrent in the flat and matte?


That's just the flash on my phone. Called it quits late last night, so I needed it.

It's not too shiny. Just a little bit, which I think is realistic.
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Re: synthetic raffia...

Postby Rick Hall » Fri Aug 23, 2013 2:00 pm

troy_iv wrote:Only issue I've got right now is that it's holding the shape of the spool some (to be expected).



I'd think the loft from its spool memory a good that gives your bundles some depth. At least while it lasts.
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Re: synthetic raffia...

Postby possumfoot » Fri Aug 23, 2013 2:13 pm

wouldn't a blowdryer help the loft last or even make it permanent
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Re: synthetic raffia...

Postby Indaswamp » Fri Aug 23, 2013 2:15 pm

possumfoot wrote:wouldn't a blowdryer help the loft last or even make it permanent

could probably curl it easily like wrapping ribbon on a gift if you wanted to by running it over a blade with your thumb.
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Re: synthetic raffia...

Postby ScaupHunter » Fri Aug 23, 2013 2:47 pm

Hey Inda, quite procrastinating and get to work! Inquiring minds want pictures. :beer:

I am working on an Aquapod for layout hunting and plan to make a ghillie for it. I have the mesh for the ghillie base ready and waiting. I was going to use dyed burlap but the Wraphia looks like a much better idea. I plan to order some if your project looks good and doesn't have to much shine.
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Re: synthetic raffia...

Postby PiKappCutter » Sat Aug 24, 2013 1:25 am

Been looking at it myself. If you can get the colors you want from the giftsintl site I think it will be cheaper. On Nashville wraps you have to hit a $25 min. order of they charge you an extra 7.50 and then the shipping. 2 rolls was gonna be $18 and some change.
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Re: synthetic raffia...

Postby Indaswamp » Sun Aug 25, 2013 12:02 pm

Order should be in this week....

Also, I looked on the RIT Dye website and and it will work on Rayon, so you can by the white and dye it to your liking to match your surroundings.
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Re: synthetic raffia...

Postby Indaswamp » Sun Aug 25, 2013 12:19 pm

troy_iv wrote: Swamp, you got any thoughts on getting it to relax other than letting it hang in the heat?

Just thought of something... you could take the back of a butter knife and try to curl it in the opposite direction. Play around with how much pressure you need to apply to "unravel" the twist, but not so much that it twists back the other way....
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Re: synthetic raffia...

Postby Indaswamp » Sun Aug 25, 2013 12:29 pm

Wanted to put this out there too...see the bold underlined...
Our matte wraffia is made of quality rayon and is not the cheap paper type. Matte finish wraffia on a roll gives a natural look with a smooth, flat color that many desire. Looks great on any package. Wraffia comes in a twisted together strand 1/4" in width, which can be pulled apart to expand to 1 1/4" in width for nice looking bows. 100 yd (300 ft.) per spool.


this stuff ought to simulate roseau or maiden cane to a T! I can't wait to see it when it comes in!
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Re: synthetic raffia...

Postby OmegaRed » Tue Aug 27, 2013 8:18 am

troy_iv wrote:
Only issue I've got right now is that it's holding the shape of the spool some (to be expected). Swamp, you got any thoughts on getting it to relax other than letting it hang in the heat?


Use a clothes steamer. Steam and gravity will take the curls right out. If you don't have a steamer boil a pot of water or a pot on turkey fryer
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Re: synthetic raffia...

Postby Indaswamp » Tue Aug 27, 2013 8:33 pm

...still waitin... :rolleyes:
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Re: synthetic raffia...

Postby troy_iv » Tue Aug 27, 2013 10:50 pm

Indaswamp wrote:...still waitin... :rolleyes:


I'd give them a call, Swamp. My order came in two days or so...
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