Archive for 14 February 2013

Cotton Herringbone Tape

Cotton herringbone tape is 100% cotton and has a strong herringbone weave they are widely used, Eco-friendly, available in diffrent colours and widths, great for strengthening bag handles, fabric loops, Apron tie backs…etc » Read more..

Cotton Duck Fabric

Cotton duck has many different names, including “ducks,” “duck cloth” and “duck canvas.”

Origins

Cotton duck is a plain-woven fabric, which may also be referred to as canvas.

“Duck” comes from the Dutch word “doek,” meaning linen cloth. Cotton duck distinguishes the fabric from other types of ducks, most notably the traditional linen. Duck can also be made from other materials, such as flax. However, cotton duck is not related to the bird of the same name. » Read more..

Corporate Clients

We have a proven track record in delivering exceptional services, working with major organisations in the UK.

Our key clients are primarily drawn from the education and arts sector, effectively working with both the end user and the intermediary, achieving outstanding results with 100% of respondents providing consistent positive feedback. » Read more..

Calico Fabric Origins

Calico hails from India, specifically the city of Calicut, Kerala, India, after which the fabric is named. It is one of the oldest cottons in the world and is recognized for its durability.

Origins

Calico dates back to India, as far back as before the Common Era. As early as 1630, cotton calico prints were being exported to England where they were praised for their beautiful patterns. Originally dubbed as “calicuts,” the name calico evolved as first referring to Indian cottons with an equal weft and warp, then to any plain-weave cotton. » Read more..

Awning Material For The Outdoors

Solution-dyed, acrylic awning fabric is the ideal choice when it comes to solar protection, guaranteeing excellent, long-term protection against UV rays, heat, glare and inclement weather.

Its solution-dyed Sunacryl acrylic fibres and special Cleangard outdoor awning treatment give it exceptional long-term colour fastness and superior resistance to tearing, water damage and dirt. Recommended for all types of awnings, wherever they are placed. Certain solid colours are available in widths of 165ˆ, 200ˆ, 250ˆ and 320ˆ cm. Colours available online are in a width of 120 cm. » Read more..

3M Reflective Tape Information

Reflective Tape

Reflective Tape

3M Scotchlite Reflective Tape is visibility/identification tape for enhanced night-time reflective brightness. 3M Scotchlite Reflective tapes are available in 25mm or 50mm wide, sew-on or self adhesive (50mm only) for flexible applications.

Reflective tape is highly recommended for any nighttime or low-light activities, especially For childrens clothing, book bags, bicycles, etc. Perfect last-minute safety addition (Sew a few strips to your childs Halloween sack!). » Read more..

Fire Retardant Spray Usage

Here at FabricUK we often have customers asking us about their projects and how to make sure that they’re fire-safe. There are two options, you either use a fire-retardant material or treat the material you intend to use with fire retardant chemicals. A lot of customers aren’t able to change the fabric in their project and so they turn to treating fabric themselves.

Treating fabric with fire retardant chemicals is actually a lot easier than you first might think. There’s no soaking or curing, just apply a fine mist with a spray bottle, let it dry, and you’re done.

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How To Create Shade Cards

Do you have customers who need to know all of the colours you have? Do you need to show your superiors what’s available? Well, a professional looking and convenient solution is a shade card. The following article is going to demonstrate how we create shade cards for our customers, hopefully this is of use to some of you.

Requirements

You’ll required the following for this guide:

  • Small cuts of each fabric colour you have (around 3cm x 5cm)
  • Strong card, with a square cut out for each fabric sample (we use pre-cut)
  • Double-sided tape (preferably of the strong variety)
  • A roller is recommended, but not required.
  • A sharp knife, such as a Stanley knife, is recommended, but not required.

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What to Think About When Buying Fabrics

Ordering fabrics can be a confusing process for those who aren’t quite sure where to begin. Here’s a guide to ordering the right fabrics and getting the best prices, regardless of whether you need a single metre or thousands of metres. » Read more..

Olfa Cutting Tools

Made in Osaka, Japan, land of the Samurai…where they know about the blade! OLFA manufacture the finest in hand-held cutting technology and replacement blades, Introduced by OLFA in 1979, the Olfa rotary cutter has changed the quilting and sewing industry. 45mm Cutter is the most popular size available, this cutter features a blade safety cover and handle is designed to reduce hand fatigue.

The cutter has a rolling razor blade used to cut fabrics into shapes, strips and pieces for sewing, quilting and craft projects. Olfa Rotary Cutters Accommodate both right and left handed users and can cut through multiple layers of fabric at one time. » Read more..