We hold four types of cotton calico in store which are bought by a mix of industries. Some is needed for printing patterns for clothing, some industrial use, lots for interior design for draping, theatre use for backdrops, fashion and design university’s use rolls and rolls of classic calico for toilles (practice clothing) and lots of events use the fire retardant calico fabric to print logos or customise creative designs on. Have a read on to find out which type of calico best suits your needs.
Widely used for canopies, visual merchandising displays, garden shading, festivals and clubs this ultra stretchy pure white fabric can be easily stretched into fantastic looking shapes. The Lycra fabric can be elongated into ultra contemporary designs for sleek merchandising and can also be printed on, making it ideal for advertising banners and canopies. For more artistic creations, this Lycra can be easily cut, shaped and stretched into intricate designs for indoor or outdoor shading and decorative pieces for festivals and events or stretched into huge organic looking shapes that look like they belong on a space station!
Stretched Shading gives a sleek contemporary look to events large and small. Huge marquees can be made from this fantastic fabric or you could design a smaller version for your garden. The white stretch Lycra we stock is extra wide, measuring 200 cm across, very handy for covering a lot of space in one go.
Here at Fabric UK we really do aim to provide fabric for any job. Apart from or classic textiles range we have many varied collections of vinyl and leatherette, ideal for car and vehicle upholstering. From basic black leatherette in various textural qualities to slick gloss and glitter vinyl, you can re upholster to keep with the cars classic look or customise to whatever vision you have.
We have compiled a useful list of some of the most useful, popular and interesting vinyl leatherette so you can have a quick read through or just check out the images.
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.
This week new stock of the ultra-useful neoprene fabric arrived, in a vast range of colour choices. Our KBT Neoprene fabric is created by sandwiching a 1.6 mm layer of SBR fabric (styrene butadiene) in between layers of polyester spandex resulting in a 2mm thick fabric.
If you haven’t already got a head full of ideas for your garden, the first thing to do is to get out there and take a good look. It’s very likely there is an area that will trigger inspiration. Use existing fence posts, hooks and trees if possible to gather drape and hang all kinds of fabric for practical or decorative use. You can create a beautiful space that will protect you from too much rain or too much sun, without breaking the bank. Sometimes being thrifty and being creative merge together and once a few simple solutions light the ideas bulb in your head, more will pop up.
Feeling Furry competition Fabric UK are holding a month long competition to win fabric. We want pictures of your furry creations! Whether clothing, upholstering or decoration we will pick the craziest of the bunch to win… 1st prize £50 fabric voucher 2nd prize £30 fabric voucher
3rd prize £15 fabric voucher
Connoisseur of fabulous fabric Deano Ferrino from Behind the Curtain, Festival Booth and Magic Door will be co judging your furry fantasies with me and will pick the winners on the 7th August.
So if you have been planning to get a bit furry, you have a month from now to fix up your fab furry feature piece!
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We will endeavor to keep you posted with new products, old favorite’s customer creations and interesting facts about our fabric and its history.
This week our imported Italian lining fabric has just landed in store. This beautiful lightweight lining fabric can of course be used in the classical way to line jackets and coats for men’s and women’s deigns, or take a look at the patterns and colours and see what inspires you.
Lately we’ve been trying to give everyone an insight into what goes on at Fabric UK and how we can help you. You may have seen our recent post: ‘behind the scenes of the samples department’ which gives you an idea into what we do in that area of the company and showed you some of our wonderful fabrics! Now we want to show you other aspects of Fabric UK. As a fabric company we are proud to have depth in all areas of fabric from outdoor clothing and furnishing fabric to fashion, agricultural and upholstery fabric just to state a few. However did you know that we provide other services? Read on below to find out what we did for one client and how this may be useful to you! Continue reading “Fabric Services we do Which May Benefit You…”
We know that for some people it’s important to have fabric samples so that you can see and feel the fabric before going by the metre. For others they might be useful for quilting, university projects or inspiration and mood boards. With this in mind, we thought it was time to give you a peek into what goes on behind the scenes in the samples department. Having all these samples pretty much gives us our own fabric library; we have a few hundred boxes all numbered, ordered and categorised with a comprehensive range of fabrics.
As an intern, I have spent over a month in the samples department and gained an insight into what really goes on. I found that samples is a busy and often a fast paced environment as orders come in thick and fast. Fabrics have to constantly be cut to make more samples and sometimes samples requested for a new fabric or for other fabrics awaiting stock can take a little more time to be sent out. Continue reading “Behind the Scenes of our Samples Department”