Randall can often be found at
Conventions, Historical Re-Creation Events, and Renaissance Faires
MoiRandall's at the Two Rivers Renaissance Faire in Yuma, Arizona a few years ago.
Learn how the tent cover was made at Get Medieval on Your Pop-Up.
Index and Site Map
Clothing Patterns and Books
Ready to Wear Clothing
How-To's and other articles
Quick Points (answers to frequently asked questions)
Get a Catalog
What I won't do
Protect Yourself Against Fraud
Quick Points (FAQ)
Please disregard the cynicism. It's meant tongue-in-cheek.
registered with the Arizona Department of Revenue and the City
Phoenix) is a "Doing Business As" name for Randall Whitlock.
dealing with a real person here, not a faceless corporation.
is done by the proprietor in his home, not by an unidentified
in some far-away place without labor laws.
E-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) is the most reliable way to place inquiries since my answering machine can't lose the message and the turnaround time is faster than snailmail. E-mail also costs the same, no matter how far it must travel. Unlike telephone conversations, I have time to think carefully when I compose an e-mail.
The best times to reach me by voice telephone are weekdays from 6 to 9 pm, Mountain Standard Time (Also known as Pacific Daylight Time or Universal Time minus seven hours), at (602) 995-7514. Arizona doesn't practice Daylight Savings Time, we have too much daylight already! I work a day job, so you are unlikely to reach me during "normal" business hours.
Expect to talk to the answering machine. This is my home phone, so it will probably not mention "MoiRandall's" in the greeting message. Phoenix is the junk-call capital of the galaxy and nine out of ten calls are someone trying to sell me something I don't want, vote for someone I don't like, or to collect debts from someone I've never heard of. Hence my answering machine is utilized to screen calls, usually with some kind of humorous greeting message. Please do not take offense. Just leave a message and I'll get back to you. It may take a day or two.
If I'm in the house, I'll pick up. I almost have a life, so I'm not always in. I also sleep sometimes. If you leave a message, please speak slowly and clearly, come right to the point, and repeat phone numbers, addresses or other important information twice. (It's a cheap answering machine.)
send written orders, inquiries
and payments to my mailbox:
MOIRANDALL'S, PO BOX 39504, PHOENIX AZ 85069-9504, USA.
Questions and requests for digital catalogs can be sent e-mail
Orders will not be shipped until payment is received (I've been burned before).
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prices are quoted in US dollars
and payment must be in this form of currency. Money Orders are
Personal Checks are okay. An acceptable personal check must be
with the signer's legal name and an accurate mailing address.
write in your phone number and driver's license number, just
Believe it or not, someone once tried to pay with a check bearing nothing but their "persona" name in a medieval society! Persona names are fun, but they're not suitable for business contracts.
MoiRandall's is just my dba
name (almost a persona name), checks and
money orders should be written to "Randall Whitlock".
Sending cash through the mail is not recommended. I assume no responsibility.
I am not set up for credit cards, online checks, or electronic transfer of funds. I've looked at several options and so far they are more complicated than I wish to deal with.
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Post shipping is included in
the quoted prices for addresses within the United States. For
weighing less than 12 ounces I'll upgrade shipping to first
For orders sent to Canada or Mexico, please add two dollars
or book to cover the extra postage. Please ask for a quote on
charges if the order is to be sent overseas. The bank fees get
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of sewing patterns and books is available wholesale at a
discount to qualified merchants and nonprofit organizations.
inquire. From wholesale customers, I require a minimum order
of ten or
more publications (any combination) and request verification
sales tax status of the organization.
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To get updates of this catalog:
Paper Catalog: For a printed copy of the MoiRandall's Patterns Catalog, please send a business-size (#10) self-addressed envelope with one first-class stamp to: MoiRandall's, PO Box 39504, Phoenix AZ 85069-9504. If you are writing from outside the United States, please substitute an International Reply Coupon for a one-ounce letter package for return postage. The catalog is free, the stamp isn't. A catalog will not be sent if postage is not provided.
E-Mail Catalog: E-mail me at email@example.com and I will e-mail back a an Adobe Acrobat .pdf file version of the catalog. The digital catalog includes color pictures. The catalog file size has increased over the years. It's currently about 600K, so it takes a while to download over a dial-up connection.
Download A Catalog: There is a copy of the catalog file posted at catalog.pdf. This is the same file mentioned above. In most web browsers, right-click on the link and you will be offered the option of downloading the file, phrased as something like, "Save Target As." If you left-click the link, your browser will try to open the file, which takes longer.
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Quality Guarantee and Limits of Liability
are guaranteed against defects in material or
workmanship. Should a defect be found, please return the
garment to me
for repair or refund within 90 days of purchase.
I am not responsible for after-the-sale damage to garments which results from normal wear, accidents, improper care, or improper cleaning by the customer. If you put satin or velvet in a washing machine, it's your own problem. If you wash bright colors in hot water or harsh detergent, you get what you deserve. Guarantee is void if the garment has been significantly altered since I cannot speak for the workmanship of others.
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have a paper or digital copy of the MoiRandall's catalog,
make copies for your friends. I only ask that the catalog be
whole (with all copyright information) and that you don't
above your copy costs for the favor.
Individual illustrations from the MoiRandall's catalog may be reproduced only by authorized resellers of Randwulf's patterns for use in their advertising. Contact me for clean, higher-resolution copies of these images.
Except for the specific waivers described above, copyright for the words and images in the MoiRandall's Catalog, Patterns, and Web Pages belongs to Randall Whitlock or is used by special permission of other publishers for the resale of their products. This catalog is part of how the Whitlock family makes its living and is not intended to be anyone's clip-art gallery.
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What I Won't Do
There are some things that are outside of my skill set or go against my ethics. These include the following:
I do not maintain or sell a mailing list! You will not receive junk mail, advertising e-mail, or junk phone calls by doing business with me. Fie on those who sell mailing lists to spammers! On the downside, I'm not set up to automatically send out catalog updates or product announcements. Please keep checking this web site for changes.
All garments require time to make, especially if they are to be done correctly. I expect a reasonable amount of time to complete a project and will not accept short-deadline commissions. Stress is contagious. Don't give me yours.
I do not make media re-creations for sale. If you want a Star Trek uniform, Superman costume, or Queen Amidala's court gown, you will do better to go through the media company's authorized vendors. These companies have access to the special materials needed for these costumes. I will not deliberately jump someone else's copyright, patent, or trademark.
An internet craftsman is no substitute for a good library. I can make suggestions, but you should expect to do your own research on historical clothing.
My skills are oriented toward basic sewing and pattern drafting. If you are looking for jewelry, armor, leatherwork, corsetry, props, makeup, or theatrical sculpture, please consult one of the other crafters listed on my links page or e-mail me for suggestions.
Protect yourself against Fraud.
I've been doing business online for more than seventeen years now. High-tech con artists have developed many ways to take advantage of people and all of them have been tried on me at one time or another. Here are a few examples:
Viruses. For sick and twisted reasons I do not understand, some people have written programs designed to harm your computer and its files. These are sometimes called viruses, worms, or trojan horses. These are often sent as files attached to e-mails. I will not send you an e-mail with a file attachment unless you ask me to. Do not open a file attachment you were not expecting. Use virus-checking software to test every file before you open it.
Spoofing. This trick makes an e-mail appear to come from a different address. Spoofing is often used to spread viruses. Unfortunately, many spammers spoof my domain name of "moirandalls.com." As of this writing, real e-mails from me do not bear the moirandalls.com domain name. If you receive a moirandalls.com e-mail, it is a fake. Do not open it.
These are scams which
try to trick you into revealing personal information, such as
account or credit card numbers. Since I do not accept credit
online payment, I have no reason to ask for this sort of
Do not give personal financial information to someone you do
Scams. These are insincere offers to buy wholesale.
There are many
variations. Usually the scammer will tell me he wants to buy
products if I ship them to a foreign country and will accept
cards. The offers are usually very transparent, with a message
does not address my company by name or mention what kind of
sell. The 419 scam message almost everyone has received
deposed government/corporate official or his widow who wants
your bank account to smuggle money out of the country. They're
"419" in honor of the portion of the Nigerian penal code that
scams just as illegal there as in the rest of the world.
Insincere Link Exchanges.
probably not really meant as fraud, but can be astoundingly
receive several e-mail requests every month to add a web site
links page in exchange for a back-link on the other page. Far
these are obviously composed automatically from a mailing list
generated by someone who does not understand the nature of my
(High-tech sneakers and designer sunglasses are not really
accessories for the medieval/renaissance reenactor.) If you
want a link
for your company, please address me by name and write out a
that convinces me you've actually read some of the content on
MoiRandalls.com. Anything else will be spam-foldered. Don't
lie to me
about the back-link already being in place.
Naturally, I do everything I can to protect myself from viruses and online fraud. I will not open an e-mail unless its subject line makes some kind of sense. I will not open a file attachment unless the body of the message explains what is in the file and why it is meant for me specifically. Most of the phishing scam messages I receive are very generic and fail to convince me the sender has any idea who I am. When you write me an e-mail, please take care in its composition. I won't read anything with a blank subject site or something hopelessly generic, like "Hello."
Greetings Page updated September 29, 2012. All individual items for sale on these pages are current.