This traditional rough open weave hessian fabric uses bitumen to achieve an extremely watertight protective covering. The black bitumen coating lays in-between the hessian fabric and the brown backing paper to create a fabric that will withstand vigorous and repetitive outdoor use.
Bitumen is the English term for asphalt, a naturally occurring material that can be refined into a viscous semi liquid used for road production. Continue reading “Bituminised Hessian Kraft Paper Backing”
The natural colour and rough look of hessian fabric lends itself well to traditional country style themed events such as farmers markets, cider and beer festivals, craft fairs or barn dances!
This extra wide option is particularly useful for covering market stalls and tables for events such as these. Our fire retardant option is ideal for public use as the fabric has been treated with a fire retardant coating which will fit public events health and safety standards.
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Coarsely woven jute hessian fabric, with all the attributes of classic hessian, strength, durability, environmentally friendly and colourful too! The rough jute fibres create a close weave, but not close enough to be entirely opaque, as with all hessian you will be able to see any background behind it.
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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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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!
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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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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.
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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.
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Calico is a hugely versatile fabric with uses from the practical to decorative.
The four main types of cotton calico in store are regularly sent out to a vast mix of businesses. Some is needed for printing patterns for clothing, some industrial use in building and construction, lots for interior design for draping, theatre use for backdrops, and of course is integral for fashion and design for use as toilles fabric (practice clothing). Have a read on to find out which type of calico best suits your needs.
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Pure silk is synonymous with luxury, a fabric made for special occasions and showing off.
Seen in clothing from smart suits to elegant dresses and opulent interior designs on drapes and cushions. If you would like to know more about our dupion range, have a good look at the many colours available and learn a little about how its made, read on…. Continue reading “Luxury 100% Silk Dupion Fabric”