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Choosing the right fabric for your project or application can be difficult.
There are lots of things to consider we have listed some pointers you should think about.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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….
Rain is part and parcel of living in England, yet we are in a constant battle to control its effects. As much as we appreciate the rain we do have to protect ourselves and our property against it. From a flurry of pleasant summer rain to storms that destroy coastal homes, there is a fabric available to match every kind if rain. This blog is here to help you find that match, and will hopefully clear up the differences between waterproof, water repellent and find you the right fabric to suit your needs.
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.
Finding out exact fabric weights can be a little tricky at times and it doesn’t help matters when one company may use a slightly different method than another. We need to know the weight of the fabric before working with it, therefore you can get a better idea of what you can do with it. Knowing the weight is even more important when buying fabric online when you can physically feel the fabric.
We have a great range of colours to choose from in our laminated hessian fabric collection. Bright cheerful shades to natural,all at £3.99 a metre and measuring 120 cm wide. This laminated version of classic hessian fabric is ideal for arts and craft, visual merchandising, props and displays. Read on to see how it works….
This self adhesive version holds all the classic qualities of jute Hessian along with a handy super sticky self adhesive backing. Because this fabric is so often used for events, visual merchandising and displays, we have added a fire retardant coating to the fabric. This makes sure it meets the relevant British safety standards.
Fire retardant calico is pre treated with Proban, this is an inherent fire retardant chemical used on fabric that requires durable and trustworthy treatment. Proban is a registered trademark, any fabrics treated with Proban must meet part of the licensee agreement which means fabrics are made to last and are put through a vigorous test for their wash durability.