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.
Many functions of Hessian fabric have remained unchanged since its original production, this classic jute hessian holds all the properties of the traditional fabric but has also has been solid dyed to make a range of seventeen colours. Ranging from rich terracotta to pale blue light steel there is plenty of colour choice for projects around the home or general arts and crafts.
The hessian is constructed in the same way as our natural option, Jute fibres are woven into a course weave cloth which is semi opaque, you would be able to see any background colour behind the fabric. This gives the fabric a weight of approximately 275 grams per square metre, an average medium weight for hessian, perfect for the many tough tasks it can handle.
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.
Wide width 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.
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.
An extremely tough and hard wearing medium to heavyweight type of canvas made from 100% cotton and constructed using a hopsack weave. The thicker weft and weave creates a very firm and taut structure weighing around 10 oz per square meter.
Heavy Duty Calico
Drill calico is a more heavyweight fabric than the regular option, this particular calico has a weight of 240gm per square metre. It’s a 3 by 1 weave, the technical term for this is 3110 calico. Our drill calico has a very taut structure and a close weave, showing the classic fine diagonal ridges of a drill fabric. The finish is only slightly rougher than our classic calico, with the typical speckling of the un-separated husk fibres woven into the fabric.
The first thing to say about our Fabric UK awning range is how huge it is. When counting up the colour and pattern choices of our awning fabric the total came to 218. We have 12 ranges of awning fabric with each range having colour and pattern variations from soft and neutral to bright and contemporary.
“Yonder are the Hessians. They were bought for seven pounds and tenpence a man. Are you worth more? Prove it. Tonight the American flag floats from yonder hill or Molly Stark sleeps a widow!” — John Stark at the Battle of Bennington in 1777
Hessian fabric known as Burlap or Jute in the USA and Crocus in Jamaica is a woven fabric made from the skin of the Jute plant. Termed The Golden Fibre because of its golden colour, Hessian first became popular in India and Pakistan where it was used in the manufacture of paper and ropes. Hessian can also be made from Sisal, a widely cultivated Mexican plant that produces stiff fibres. Continue reading “Versatile Hessian for Construction Arts and Crafts”
Creating Great Window Displays
Is your shop window display dull, cluttered with random objects and dead flies?
Do you want your display to grab attention?
Then you came to the right place. Visual Merchandising or window displays are a very powerful tool for selling. Retail stores, chain stores and mid sized shops are competing for business, especially as the festive season comes around again. Most window displays are lacklustre due to limited resources and imagination, whilst the chain stores have a template that they stick to, making the displays uniform and uninteresting, too bland to turn heads. Most retailers create badly laid out displays with little or no thought given to balance, colour or lighting. They are often messy, random and totally uninspiring. Continue reading “Visual Merchandising, Fabrics & Tips for a Stunning Window Display”