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.
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.
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.
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…..
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.
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.