Italian Melton Wool Fabric

Italian Melton Wool

The history of Melton wool making goes back hundreds of years in England, Scotland and wales.  Melton wool was first produced in the Lancashire town of Melton Mowbray. The town and surrounding areas became a hub for the popular wool production, which was used by people from all walks of life from necessities like blankets to luxuries like fitted coats.

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Winterproof your pets!

Winter proof your pets!

The days are chilly, evenings starting at 3 pm  and when wind and rain team up it can feel like they are bulling you into giving in and staying at home. Don’t! Winter walks with your dogs can be a lot of fun, you just need to make sure you are both well protected from the elements then head outdoors for a mini winter adventure!

Be Safe Be Seen

fluorescent fleece fabric

Early morning walkies in pitch black?  Make sure you are visible to traffic, cyclists and other people, whether you live in quieter countryside or a busy city. Just by wearing a jacket or waistcoat made from florescent fabric you will increase you and your pet’s visibility by a huge amount, giving drivers more time to move out of your way. We have high visibility fabric available in waterproof to keep you dry, fleecy to keep you warm and even quilted waterproof to do both jobs at the same time!

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Halloween Costume Classics

Halloween is a brilliant excuse to get dressed up, there a massive scope on outfit ideas. You don’t even have to go for a particularly scary costume anymore, its more about the fun of getting into costume.

  

Today, though I shall be starting off with the Halloween costume classics and matching fabrics to themes that you can use for kids and adults.

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Hairbands to Hats. Glitter Fabric for your Head!

Everyday wear to fabulous costumes.

Everyone needs a little extra sparkle now and then. Some people have to sparkle every day, some wait for events for an excuse to glitter up. I fall into the category of glitter all day every day, and more on the weekends. Why wait? Life is short and there is so much sparkle out there to cover yourself with.

This little blog focuses on how useful glitter fabric is for one off bespoke creations or for small batches for a craft business. The two glitter fabrics for these ideas are the large glitter fabric and the fine glitter fabric. As shown in the photo below, there is some difference in the size of the glitter which covers the strong poly-cotton fabric  backing. Which size you go for is up to you but some ideas work better with fine, some better with large. Both are very easy to cut and shape, though the fine glitter fabric is a little easier to work with so more intricate shapes will benefit from this surface.

fine and large red glitter fabric glitter heart hairband fine and large black glitter fabric

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A collection of canvas

We have several canvas fabrics to choose from here at Fabric UK. Each one is particularly suited to a set of tasks due to the difference in weight, texture and finish. Below I have compiled chunks of information to help you decide which canvas is best suited to your project.

canvas types

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Cotton Calico

 

We hold four types of cotton calico in store which are bought by a mix of industries. Some is needed for printing patterns for clothing, some industrial use, lots for interior design for draping, theatre use for backdrops, fashion and design university’s use rolls and rolls of classic calico for toilles (practice clothing) and lots of events use the fire retardant calico fabric to print logos or customise creative designs on. Have a read on to find out which type of calico best suits your needs.

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Dupion Silk Fabric.

Traditional Skill and Beauty of Dupion Silk.

dupion silk fabric warm shades

Dupion also goes under the name of Douppioni or Dupioni and is commonly known as raw silk. The method of production uses a smooth fine yarn in the warp and uneven yarn in the weft which produces a textured slub that runs through the plain weave fabric.

  

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Super Stretchy Panel Fabric.

Stretch Lycra Panel Fabric

Widely used for canopies, visual merchandising displays, garden shading, festivals and clubs this ultra stretchy pure white fabric can be easily stretched into fantastic looking shapes. The Lycra fabric can be elongated into ultra contemporary designs for sleek merchandising and can also be printed on, making it ideal for advertising banners and canopies. For more artistic creations, this Lycra can be easily cut, shaped and stretched into intricate designs for indoor or outdoor shading and decorative pieces for festivals and events or stretched into huge organic looking shapes that look like they belong on a space station!

stretch festival tents

Stretched Shading gives a sleek contemporary look to events large and small. Huge marquees can be made from this fantastic fabric or you could design a smaller version for your garden. The white stretch Lycra we stock is extra wide, measuring 200 cm across, very handy for covering a lot of space in one go.

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Hessian Types and Uses

With Hessian being one of our top sellers for events and displays we have dealt with massive orders for festivals, weddings, interior designs, TV shows, movies and more. The season isn’t over yet! more festivals are ordering, overseas festivals as will as in the UK use hessian for separating areas, tenting and shading, draping and decoration, banners and wall covering and robust floor covering. And then comes the Christmas orders.

bright hessian fabric

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Vehicle Vinyl and Leatherette

Here at Fabric UK we really do aim to provide fabric for any job. Apart from or classic textiles range we have many varied collections of vinyl and leatherette, ideal for car and vehicle upholstering. From basic black leatherette in various textural qualities to slick gloss and glitter vinyl, you can re upholster to keep with the cars classic look or customise to whatever vision you have.

leatherette vinyl fabric textures and colours

We have compiled a useful list of some of the most useful, popular and interesting vinyl leatherette so you can have a quick read through or just check out the images.

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