Super Scuba Stretch Fabric

Scuba is the popular term for for double knit four way stretch polyester  fabric. Scuba and neoprene fabric are often confused, this is understandable as its uses and names are a little mixed!

Neoprene consists of a thick foamy layer sandwiched between two layers of stretch polyester knit fabric, sometimes a four way stretch, and is very popular for water sports including scuba diving. Scuba fabric doesn’t have the foam layer, though its double knit properties has a slightly spongy feel.

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How to Deal With Flammable Fabrics

When looking at the list of the most flammable household fabrics, there is a clear reason why these fabrics are responsible for so many fires.

The common denominator is a basic compound used to produce the fabric called cellulose.

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Fire Retardant Fabrics

Even though these fabrics may vary in look and feel, they are all manufactured using cellulose fibre so on a base level, their structure and formation are very similar. Find out more about which popular fabrics have the highest level of flammability and what you can do to drastically reduce the danger.

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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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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.

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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.

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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.

Wide width Calico

The larger three metre wide 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.

Wide width Calico Fabric – Fire Retardant

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