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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Whats the Story Awning Glory.

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. 

close up of orange acrylic awning fabric
close up of acrylic awning fabric

yellow acrylic jumper

orange acrylic outdoor parasols

 

 

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. 

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Celebrating The Tour De Yorkshire With Bunting!

Celebrating the Tour De Yorkshire

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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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Micro Fleece Soft Dry Waterproof Coloured and Camouflage Fabric

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. 

micro-fleece soft dry waterproof green and grey fabric

 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…..

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Super Stretch Scuba Fabric

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.

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Luxury Plush Upholstery Velvet

Especially for Upholstery

We have new velvet to  add to our upholstery collection and it’s utterly sumptuous. Ideal for upholstery projects; our plush velvet boasts a soft surface with a toughened underside.

teal navy and turquoise plush luxury upholstery fabric
Luxury Plush Velvet

This exceptional fabric is ideal for upholstery projects as the plush velvet boasts a surface which is beautifully soft to the touch, yet has a toughened underside which adds to the durability of the velvet.dark blue velvet beddark blue velvet fabric corner sofa

 

 

 

 

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Speaker and Acoustic Panel Fabric

Speaker panel fabric is a polyester mix fabric widely used for speaker covers and large areas of panelling, as the name suggests, but can be used for all sorts of practical and creative projects.

The fabric is made into a smart but lose weave cloth which has a fine grid like appearance that is noticeable up close.  This loose weave allows sound waves to travel through the fabric with no distortion or loss of clarity.

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Flammable Fabric Facts

Why are Certain Fabrics More Flammable?

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.

flames image 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 Embossed Leatherette Vinyl Fabric

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. Click on to see more of this awesome leatherette vinyl….

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