The Revolution of the Paisley


Paisley symbol originated in Persia 200-650 AD. Although the Paisley symbol originated in Persia many other cultures were influenced by the Paisley symbol such as the English, Indian, Romans, Pakistani’s, French and Chinese. We can engage in the practice of looking to communicate, to influence and be influenced. Therefore we live in a multicultural Society that is increasingly visual and shows the Paisley within a variety of purposes. There is substantial evidence in the Indian culture of the Paisley influence, for example the Indian shawls it is shown here in the image above of this Paisley print design. This includes woven wool shawls which is printed on top of the shawls. The influence around the world reflect on the fabrics used in today’s day and age. Traditional value is brought upon culture, principle and shows in prints in this modern day.

The Cycle of Silk

Silk is a protein fibre. Textile fibres can be created from many natural sources, one of them being insect cocoons such as silk worm cocoons. As all fabrics have to go through several means of testing to be put on the market, as silks been around since (Yangshao culture, 4th millennium BCE) for it to be made in to connecting fibres and in to textiles Chinese legend Lady Hsi-Ling-Shih, She is credited with the introduction of silkworm rearing and the invention of the loom. This became a revaluation to textiles which embrace the fashion industry in many ways. The smooth light airing feel of the fabric is woven into textiles by going through a processes of the insect growing in to an adult their worm blanket of fibres are being recycled for worth of others. The shine appearance of the silk is a reflection on triangular prism-like structure of the silk fibre. This is what allows silk cloth to refract incoming light at different angles, thus producing different colours.

5 Unusual Facts about Fabrics You Probably Didn’t Know

It’s always valuable to learn something new and I bet you didn’t know all of this information. A few of these interesting points highlight some of the innovative research which has been going on in recent years and may start to affect yours and company fabric choices. From remarkable modern fibres to developing sustainable practices, here are 5 fabric facts to pick up on. Also be sure to look out for future posts regarding some of the issues included here. Continue reading “5 Unusual Facts about Fabrics You Probably Didn’t Know”

Get Prepared To Make The Most Of The Sun As Soon As It Hits!

Wouldn’t it be amazing if you could transform your garden into something like the Botanical gardens located near us in Birmingham? Summer season is on our doorstep so we’re just in time to help you get your outdoor home geared up for Sunday afternoons of lounging in the sun. First step is to get your garden lawn cut and flowers planted and then you can follow these visionary ideas to show off at a garden party, when hosting a barbecue with friends or relaxing with the family. Plus I have included some useful information on fabrics which are recommended for outdoor use so that you can effectively spruce up your exterior lounge. Continue reading “Get Prepared To Make The Most Of The Sun As Soon As It Hits!”

The Most Stylish Ways of Using Fabric for your Pets

It’s national pet month! We love animals at Fabric UK meaning that we don’t stock any real leathers or furs for ethical reasons but we do sell fabrics that can be used for animals! Seeing as we get so many people calling in asking for petwear fabric, it’s about time we dedicate some thought to fabric for pets. But think again if you thought pet bedding and clothing was plain and uninteresting because these ideas are elegant, achievable and purrrrfect for pets.  Continue reading “The Most Stylish Ways of Using Fabric for your Pets”