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shadeofmyheart
10-29-2013, 12:26 AM
I should probably mention I'm in the Southeastern U.S.

PearlieMae
10-29-2013, 01:46 AM
Michaels craft stores have been the most reliable source for me. Joanns may carry it as well.

Mermaid Kelda
10-29-2013, 02:50 AM
I'll add to this and ask, has anyone found a good online source? Or have any Aussie mers found a local store?

Winged Mermaid
10-29-2013, 04:08 AM
Hobby Lobby caries it in store and online (http://shop.hobbylobby.com/products/fish-net-600155/). Other than that you can just find it online at random stores. It's usually called fishing net or fish net with descriptors like decor, decorative, authentic, nautical. If you use google you can also put in "-stockings" "-tights" "-leggings" to get rid of those from search results to make sure it's looking for fishing net not fish net that you wear.

Last I heard Aussie mermaids have it shipped from the US and it's expensive to do so :/ You could always try and ask fishing boats for actual fishing net that they're looking to get rid of, or where you might look for thrown away net. Worth a shot anyway. Just wash it in the washing machine with detergent and vinegar to help kill the smell.

Ilyena
10-29-2013, 05:36 AM
Bird netting from Bunnings (for like protecting fruit trees), yes it is plastic and white but you can get a lot for $5

English Mermaid Pearl
10-29-2013, 06:25 AM
I had to get mine from e-bay but it was listed under "taxidermy" :O_o: I assume people stuffing & mounting their prize trout catch use it to decorate the cases???

deepblue
10-29-2013, 06:38 AM
I made mine. I didn't like the colors and/or materials I was finding in stores or online. Once you get the hang, hand-netting is easy and fast.

http://www.nightshaderose.com/netting/intro.php

Also, I didn't have the tools, I improvised, and it all came out lovely.

Mermaid Kelda
10-29-2013, 07:10 AM
Thanks for the tip, deepblue. If I can't find anything at aforementioned places I'll try doing some by hand.

shadeofmyheart
10-29-2013, 10:22 AM
I would like to avoid hobby because of women's rights issues (I hate it when companies get political)

So thats good to know that there are many options!


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PearlieMae
10-29-2013, 10:34 AM
http://www.thepartypeople.com.au/products/19369/fish-netting-small-brown

Found these folks near Sydney...a selection of colors, as well!

Mermaid Kelda
10-29-2013, 10:37 AM
http://www.thepartypeople.com.au/products/19369/fish-netting-small-brown

Found these folks near Sydney...a selection of colors, as well!
Awesome, that is just what I needed! Ordering some right now. Thanks! :)

Elle
11-01-2013, 03:25 AM
Awesome, that is just what I needed! Ordering some right now. Thanks! :)


be warned that kind of netting is actually quite large. I'd look into buying some from amazon (if you get stuck try and looking for stuff for gilly (?) suits)

Ariel Starfish
11-01-2013, 06:40 AM
Hobby Lobby caries it in store and online (http://shop.hobbylobby.com/products/fish-net-600155/). Other than that you can just find it online at random stores. It's usually called fishing net or fish net with descriptors like decor, decorative, authentic, nautical. If you use google you can also put in "-stockings" "-tights" "-leggings" to get rid of those from search results to make sure it's looking for fishing net not fish net that you wear.

Last I heard Aussie mermaids have it shipped from the US and it's expensive to do so :/ You could always try and ask fishing boats for actual fishing net that they're looking to get rid of, or where you might look for thrown away net. Worth a shot anyway. Just wash it in the washing machine with detergent and vinegar to help kill the smell.


Thanks for posting!

I can't find it in any craft/deco store around here. Or it had o be summer. But still,I'm going to order one! :D *Happy*

AniaR
11-02-2013, 12:50 PM
I get mine from michaels but it's stupid expensive. Everything ocean related is stupid expensive over here which is STUPID because we live on the ocean. Anyway it's like 16.99 for a very tiny piece. So I can only buy it with the 50% off coupons.

Seatan
11-02-2013, 04:10 PM
I feel lucky here in Texas. Our craft stores around here are always packed with shells and netting and ocean related jewelry and stuff, and none of its too expensive. The stuff that costs the most is getting fake plants for seaweed/kelp on tops! Not to mention I found some BEAUTIFUL tropical flowers that were plastic rather than fabric, but they were twelve bucks a piece-for one bloom!

Ariel Starfish
11-03-2013, 06:15 AM
Hobby Lobby caries it in store and online (http://shop.hobbylobby.com/products/fish-net-600155/). Other than that you can just find it online at random stores. It's usually called fishing net or fish net with descriptors like decor, decorative, authentic, nautical. If you use google you can also put in "-stockings" "-tights" "-leggings" to get rid of those from search results to make sure it's looking for fishing net not fish net that you wear.

Last I heard Aussie mermaids have it shipped from the US and it's expensive to do so :/ You could always try and ask fishing boats for actual fishing net that they're looking to get rid of, or where you might look for thrown away net. Worth a shot anyway. Just wash it in the washing machine with detergent and vinegar to help kill the smell.


HYZFKRSH###!!! They don't ship worldwide ��

Patches
11-05-2013, 12:19 PM
I've always found mine at Michaels.

Lotus
11-12-2013, 02:42 PM
I've gotten it at Michaels and Hobby Lobby. More expensive at Michaels in Colorado.
I'd like to add- wash it first. I cut the pieces I need, then wash them by hand in the sink in a gentle laundry soap. (I only use Melaleuca stuff, but whatever's fine) I wash and rinse it three or four times and then hang it in the shower to drive. It gets rid of the nasty residue that's in it and makes it softer and easier to tie. The net I'm using now turned the water BLACK the first two washings lol. Better done the drain than on my skin!

drucilla
11-12-2013, 04:25 PM
Amazon is always good!

NerineArcticMermaid
11-12-2013, 05:25 PM
Well... I'd be willing to buy it for you and ship from my house :)