Sorting the Samples

Our Samples Department

neoprene samples

We have a samples department run by a dedicated member of staff who’s sole job it is to pick and post the samples to you. We have a strategic method to ensure each of the fabrics gets a place in the samples department. New fabric has a strip sliced off then cut into smaller portions with a pinking guillotine. These are popped into clear wallets with its own spec sheet, to keep them clean and separate from other samples. The wallet is filed into its correct box -file. So when you call us, email or order online, the pre-cut samples are ready and waiting to be picked and posted straight to you with its own spec sheet attached. 

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From How? To Wow! Bringing Your Fabric Idea To Life.

We are inundated daily with individuals, small business and even very huge corporations in film and TV who have a great idea they want to run with, but not entirely sure how to go about it or what is available. That’s when the fabric experts step in……

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Hessian Scrim Netting Fabric

hessian scrim rustic barn wedding decor creative hessian craft

New to our hessian range is a simple large holed net fabric, known as hessian scrim. Lightweight yet heavy duty, the structure may be basic but this fabric shows a lot of versatility from creative projects to industrial use. The netting is made from 100% natural and biodegradable hessian yarn loosely woven into roughly 1 cm square mesh. The hessian is woven in a natural state so the yarn is rough and taught with no stretch. It’s these attributes that make the hessian net so hard wearing and a great multi use fabric.  

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Waterproof Biodegradable Calico Fabric

 

 

biodegradable waterproof calico fabric

A classic calico with a clever twist. Not only is it waterproof but its fully biodegradable too. The back of the fabric is coated with a white coating designed to block water coming through the fabric. This coating was designed to gradually disintegrate in time. This unusual coating is unlike most other PVC related products. This will certainly help towards you doing your bit to help our environment.  

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Soft Feel Uphostery Fabric Range

Feel Good Fabric

purple and gold dupion silk and velvet upholstery fabric
Gold and violet velvet with two tone violet and gold Dupion Silk

Fabric to lounge on, that looks and feels soft. That’s what we mean by soft feel upholstery.  I have hand picked some of the best in our collection to show off in this upholstery blog. Click on for fore info…

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Develop Your Product With Fabric UK

Starting From Scratch

So you have a great idea and want to run with it, what now?

  • Create a detailed product design 
  • Source the materials needed 
  • Have a prototype made

We will help kick-start your project and work with you to build your idea up  to production level, and even produce the items for you. If your product can be created with our expertise, we will stick with you through the whole process, from sketching out your idea and producing your first batch, to working closely with your business as a regular supplier and producer of your products.

product design for fabrics

Together, our fabric experts will use our knowledge bank to get to grips with your idea, make suggestions and ensure the project stays withing your budget and is comes to life exactly how you visualised it.

 

 

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Customise Creative Shade With Awning Fabric

 Make Your Own Shade

You don’t have to spend out loads to achieve a shady haven, there are options for all sorts of pockets and all sorts of gardens.  Get creative with your ideas, shading from the sun is a practical necessity but you can have fun with your outdoor decoration! Go for what ever colours that attract you, after all its your shady haven to relax in. 

DIY stripy garden shade

Choose your colour awning and work your design around that, mix colours if you want or keep with the same shade group, go bold or pastel but make it your place.

 

 

Have a look at the many ideas to emulate on Google images or You Tube, most are easy to follow and inexpensive and fun to make.

awning fabric outdoor curtains

 

Using acrylic awning fabric for these outdoor ideas is a sensible way to make them to last. Investing in good quality outdoor fabric is still a cost effective way to create protection and shade in your garden without breaking the bank.

 

This fabric will really last, its designed to withstand chaotic weather changes from frost a heat wave and because its UV colourfast it’s colour will stay true under the glare of sun. 

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Up – Cycle Garden Shade With Awning Fabric

Restore Revive and Re-use 

Many sheds and gardens have tired old garden furniture laying around gathering dust, or maybe your’re just tired of your garden furniture and want a change. You may have a gazebo in need of repair or a parasol that needs patching up, don’t throw it out! up-cycle it.

coloured garden parasols

Now is the chance to get a bit creative with your existing garden furniture, you could to the original shade if you want but why not go for something different? Keep the framework and ditch the old fabric for a good quality acrylic awning fabric that will last.

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The London Visual Merchandising and Display Show 2018

The Business Design Centre London

Walking into the great hall of the Business Design centre, I was taken aback to just how bright it is!  Having seen images online I was aware of the huge greenhouse like roof,  but the impact is obviously better seen in person. Daylight drenches the stands for today’s exhibition, into the showrooms outlining the second floor of the hall and even works its way down the ground floor premises showcasing online business solutions to printers and cutting machines you can watch. 
 
 
LONDON BUSINESS DESIGN CENTRE
 
This stunning structure seems to balance between Victorian splendour and contemporary design because of the huge amounts of glass used. The building was designed by  Joseph Paxton and opened as an Agriculture hall in 1862.
 
Islington BUSINESS DESIGN CENTRE
Joseph Paxton famously designed the immense crystal palace and an ornate greenhouse you could drive a horse and cart through in Devonshire House but unfortunately neither stood the test of time. 

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Celebrating The Tour De Yorkshire With Bunting!

Celebrating the Tour De Yorkshire

yellow Yorkshire fields tour de Yorkshire

 

 

 

 

 

Today I will be talking about Tour De Yorkshire, but from a different perspective. I will be concentrating on one woman, her generous work with the people in her local community, and what they did with 160 metres of fabric for the preparation and celebration of the Tour De Yorkshire. But first, a little information about this English version of the famous race.

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