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.
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.
Feel Good Fabric
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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
What is Awning Fabric?
The awning material we use is made from 100% acrylic fibre, a synthetic fibre made up from polymer. Acrylic fibre can be made into thick fluffy wool like yarn or even transformed into fake fur fabric.
The acrylic fibre used for our awnings is tightly woven into a durable fabric, ready to use on shop awnings, garden parasols, patio shading or market stalls.
Celebrating the 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.
Showers to Storms
Our micro fleece waterproof fabric boasts a clever dual action of comfort and practicality, which makes it ideal for outdoors activities on many levels. If you need to throw on a jacket for a five minuet dash to the shops in the rain, this clever waterproof fabric will more than suffice. If you need your fabric to withstand a slightly longer outing in bad weather, it will handle fluctuating weather conditions with ease.
You can make a light weight throw on jacket ideal for taking the dog for a run, why not make one for the dog as well! Even weekends away in the country, spending time outdoors for long hikes or horse riding in wind and heavier rain this super fabric will come to your rescue. Click on to read more…..
Scuba Structure and Stretch
The structure of the fabric is created by a construction of a very fine double knit. One layer is knitted in one direction, one in the other. The fabric holds a good amount of stretch along the bias and horizontal points, with a small amount vertically.
This simple method creates a very clever paradox as the fabric is both stretchy yet structurally it holds well. The stretch on the scuba is mainly along the bias and horizontal points, with a small amount on the vertical.