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Thread: White Gloves

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    Does anyone know where to find opera length, light weight white gloves. I am so allergic to dust and can't seem to control it in my house. Was thinking if i had long white gloves it would help. Tried long sleeves and short gloves too hot even with air conditioning and dust still landed on my wrists. Itchy, Itchy. Have found short gloves for handling microfilm, etc. Have to be inexpensive. Have looked at numerous estates sales, garage sales etc. Have to be 100% cotton.

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    Have you tried a costume shop?

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    Also try doing a search online or ebay...

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    funny, when i pulled up your post, there was an ad for 'gloves that impress'. google does a good job with the ads.

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    I just googled long white gloves and lots of places came up from costume to industrial suppy. You should have no problem locating some.

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    A local bridal shop should also be able to help you...Naomi
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    Sorry to tell you but the dust is caused by the cutting of fabric. Can you hire/buy an air purifier. Maybe if your doctor could write a letter you could get a discount.
    As for the gloves what about making a cotton extension for the short white gloves. Make a casing and add elastic to keep them up the top of your arms. Kind of like a bag dispenser. You could make them loose and they wouldn't be as hot as opera gloves. Good luck which ever way you go.

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    how about making a pair of sleeves that you could pull on and then put a cheap pair of gloves over top of them; then when the gloves wore out you could just replace them. I would probably look for black gloves though if its for cleaning and not inspecting

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    You might try a formal wear shop or look online for someplace that sells formal wear. Chances are they will be able to help you.

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    I would look at Clare's, or any where people could buy formal wear. Antique stores also might have some. Let me look in my stash to see what I have. I was going to make a "hand" crazy quilt hanging and I might have some long gloves. I will PM you if I find them.

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    This costume/fabric warehouse and store is close to me. It's an awesome shop and the customer service is great. If you're ever in the Cincinnati area be sure to stop here. They have everything for costuming, sewing, and crafting.

    They also have white gloves!

    http://search.theatrehouse.com/searc...x?query=gloves

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    there is http://www.whitecottongloves.net/

    I think that there's another website, but give me a bit to find it. It's one I go to for cheaper cotton reenacting gloves.

    Sorry - here it is: http://www.gloves-online.com/products.php?cat=50

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    If this was just for your own self in your home, then have you looked into making them? I've seen some where friend long ago made her own for warmth, gloves and not mittens. I'm sure that there are directions online somewhere, but if I remember correctly, they started out by drawing an outline of her own hand and going from there. Knit cotton for the backing for flexibility and woven (could use denim?) for the palm, for strength.

    And maybe a strap that goes through your bra straps from arm to arm holding them up? Or use a length of tighter woven for the top few inches of them.

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    I am so allergic to dust and can't seem to control it in my house. Was thinking if i had long white gloves it would help. Tried long sleeves and short gloves too hot even with air conditioning and dust still landed on my wrists.
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    I would change the air conditioning filters more often. And have the doors and windows felted..strips of felt put in to keep the dust and air out. Lived in Albuquerque many years ago and the wind and dust were constant there. Wish that then I'd have known about the films they now have for putting over windows to keep out the fine dust and wind. But even with the windows and doors treated this way, every now and then you MUST open the doors front and back to let the clean wind blow out musty air.

    I'd suggest you cut down on overstuffed furniture and go with wood as much as possible, cushions and pillows with comfy washable covers. Think Frank Lloyd Wright instead of Victorian.

    And are you sure there's not mold in your house as well as just the dust? Do make sure of that, even to the point of having a town inspector come in, because the mold could really ruin your health before you have much idea it is there. You don't have to actually SEE the mold, you could have it inside your walls with an unseen water leak from the roof, from a weakened pipe, or condensation from that air conditioner you might have, etc.

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    try a drug store or a medical supply. A medical supply might be able to order them for you. They are thin and very light weight and not expensive.

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    Thanks for all the suggestions. I did "google" looking for the gloves, did not find any of the sites posted. Strange. Will go thru and take a more thorough look. I have switched to leather furniture, limited curtains/drapes, checked for mold, all the things you mentioned. I even wipe down the cats when they come in the house. Went thru this with my daughter, and she eventually out grew the problem. I had severe allergies as a youngester and eventually it all disappeared, now cycling back. Dr. said this would happen. Hoping he was incorrect. Thanks again.

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    I checked my google browsing history again, and I noticed the word "bulk" after "long white gloves". That brought up the other sources. Good luck.

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