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Great Christmas Ideas Using Fabrics

Christmas Print Bells and Holly

Just in case it had slipped your attention, Christmas is less than a month away, but there is still plenty of time to create some fabulous gifts with an individual touch and surprisingly in a quick and inexpensive way. Here are some ideas to inspire you using a range of fabrics.

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Non Iron Fabric

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Who hasn’t dreamed of being able to grab their clothes out of the wardrobe wrinkle free and pop them on, without the drudgery of ironing? The invention of non iron shirts meant that ironing became a thing of the past, especially since ironing can sometimes cause clothes more harm than good. Regular shirts can be notoriously difficult to iron and many people have ended up with brand new creases after attempting to iron a shirt – very frustrating! The idea of crease-free or wrinkle-resistant cotton strikes a chord with those who hate ironing those shirts all the time. After all, if cotton shirts can be made to resist those unwanted creases and wrinkles then why even bother with regular cotton? This is the very idea that early researchers and garment manufacturers were toying with when synthetic fabrics such as nylon were beginning to replace cotton.

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Fabric UK and St Leonards Online Accessories

St Leonards Totely Canvas Strapped Bag

We want to show you the work of one of our clients. This is St Leonards Online Accessories, they create fashionable accessories for men and women. All of their products are designed and created in Britain. Their Totely Canvas Range is created from Fabric UK canvas. » Read more..

Fabric UK Services Expanded To Dying

Here at Fabric UK we’re all about customer satisfaction and offering the best service we can. In that light, we’re now offering fabric dying services. So if you need fabric in a particular colour and you’re not confident in dying it yourself, we can help! Call us or email us to enquire.

Fabric UK Shipping To Ireland And France

We’re very happy to tell you all that Fabric UK is now offering shipping to France and Ireland, just be sure to select them under country as you’re shipping and you’ll be set. At the moment we’ve just added France and Ireland, however, over the next months we’ll be looking to expand it to more and more locations.

Weather Getting You Down? Try Waterproof Fabric

Dark Navy Waterproof Fabric

You may have noticed here in the UK that this spring has been very disappointing weather wise, with rain and snow filling our days. Well, we have the material for you! Our waterproof fabric will stand up to the harshest weather conditions and keep you dry in the worst of weather conditions. We stock more than 20 colours meaning you can fit almost any design.

Waterproof Fabric Specification And Qualities

Waterproof Polyester Fabric

7 Ounce Waterproof Polyester Fabric in Red

All of our waterproof fabric here at Fabric UK are 100% Polyester, Oxford Weave and PU coated to withstand 800mm-1000m H2O waterproof standard.

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From China To Birmingham

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Due to popular demand we at Fabric UK have taken in a new shipment of woven brocade. This fabric was made in China and sent by ship in a container, to our warehouse. This new shipment is available for purchase in the next few hours and should you be interested, it will be listed here: Brocade Fabrics. Woven brocade is popularly used in waistcoats and Chinese dresses.

We’ve ordered in a whole new selection of brocade fabric, we’ll be uploading them to the website later today. In celebration of the new shipment, we’re going to be holding a promotion. We’re going to be putting up the pictures of the new fabrics and there will be an opportunity to get some for free. Get ready!

Additional Services Available

At Fabric UK we don’t just sell fabrics. We offer services to various types of individuals and organisations.

Who can we help?

Teachers and Tutors

If you’re a teacher/tutor educating on subjects either directly or indirectly related to fabric, we’d like to help. We could allow you to bring your students around the warehouse to demonstrate the various types of fabric, we could set aside some space to allow you to educate your students on various crafting techniques and on top of this, we’re open to suggestions. » Read more..

History Of Fabric

Ever since Adam & Eve were discharged from the heavens, the shame and effects of the elements have needed man to cover himself in a fabric dress. Early inventions of primitive garment materials were naturally born into the early human instincts as far back as 30,000 BC, with the use of flax as a fine linen mainly used by early Egyptians.

Flax was knotted together, plated, and woven, to create a fabric. As humans developed, so did their requirements for garments. The natural abundant supplies of cotton from plants, wool from animals, jute from trees and silk from insects dictated the fabrics available. Local resources created fabric specialities for each country, dependant on the natural supply.

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