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.

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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.

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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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Waterproof Water Repellent or Water Resistant?

water on rip stop fabric

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.

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Transparent Translucent Opaque Fabric Examples

See Through or Not See Through!

opaque translucent and transparent fabric

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.

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How To Work Out Fabric Weights

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.

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