Techno Look Leatherette Vinyl

The ultimate vinyl leatherette collection for upholstery, interior design and statement detailing. We have nine vinyl leatherette’s in this collection, all in classic blacks and silvers ranging from soft to a very strong metallic.

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Waterproof Water Repellent or Water Resistant?

Rain is part and parcel of living in England, yet we are constantly battling with it in a fight to defend ourselves and our property!

water on rip stop fabric

Though it’s essential for trees, plants, and our bodies to survive, we often need to control the water around us, as futile as this seems. We are of course extremely fortunate to  live in a part of the world where rain is plentiful. This gives us lush green landscapes, an abundance of farm fresh food and reservoirs full to the brim with rainwater ready to be converted into clean drinking water for the whole country. Continue reading “Waterproof Water Repellent or Water Resistant?”

Transparent Translucent Opaque Examples

See Through or Not See Through!

opaque translucent and transparent fabric

The Difference between Transparent, Translucent and Opaque Fabric may seem fairly straightforward to a lot of people working with textiles. But as with many things, some fabric does not fall easily into specified categories.  In normal day to day situations transparent means completely see through. Just a few materials fall into that group, plastic, glass and very clear PVC natural crystal can all be seen through with no haze or texture. With fabric though, the physical state of the group is slightly different.

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Translucent Opaque Transparent Fabric

Translucent fabrics

In Simple Terms; See only shadows visible behind the fabrics

Light weight fabrics soft feeling and having a lot of drape, majority of translucent fabrics are made of polyester mix, but can also come in 100% cotton mull and cotton lawn cloth or swiss cotton.

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Laminated Hessian Fabric

Classic rough weave hessian fabric with the extra element of a very useful laminated surface applied to the back of the fabric. The traditional rough jute fibres are loosely woven into a simple mesh weave which would normally let water through, but with the clever addition of the laminate backing you can use this fabric for arts and crafts as well as heavy practical use.

View the Hessian colours available on our website at fabricuk.com – we can offer free fabric samples

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Self Adhesive Fire Retardant Hessian

This hessian or burlap fabric holds all the classic qualities of jute hessian, but also boasts a handy self adhesive backing along with a fire retardant coating.

The backing is protected with waxed paper which you can simply peel off to reveal a sticky coating covering the back of the hessian so its ready to use for large or small scale projects.

self adhesive hessian fabric
Self adhesive hessian fabric, easy to peel of backing paper

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Sound Proofing And Enhancing With Acoustic Foam

Two clear reasons for the application of sound regulation foam are to either reduce the sound waves or to enhance them.

We shall be looking into these two reasons along with just a little bit of the science behind why the foam works so effectively.

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3 Mtr Wide Width Fire Retardant Calico

Most public events like food and drink fairs or music and arts events usually need to be checked by health and safety officials, so using fire retardant fabric is often expected in these situations. The larger three metre width, strength and durability of our fire retardant the fabric makes it perfect for use with event designs, you can drape the fabric or cover a large space without having to see seams and joins in the fabric. Theatre props could also benefit from extra wide calico for as the fabric can be painted on easily to create backdrop scenery that will still adhere to health and safety regulations.

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