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History Of Baize Fabric

Because Baize is a fabric in the wool family, it is quite heavy and durable. Although it is commonly compared with felt, baize is actually a different type of woven wool that is “napped to resemble felt.”

Origins

According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, the term baize is of French origin. However, it is actually an English fabric. According to the same source, the first known use of baize was in 1578.

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Fabric Spray Adhesive Information

Fabric Spray Adhesive

Spray Adhesive has been formulated to satisfy the demands of the Craft, Textiles, Carpet and Flooring Trade and is suitable for bonding many different substrates and a wide variety of different surfaces.

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Fabric Importing

Here at Fabric UK we import and distribute fabrics to all areas of the UK, working directly with fabric warehouses, fabric manufactures and fabric exporters around the world. This gives us an edge to stay ahead of the game.

Overseas liaison offices and partners help to keep an eye on fabric qualities to ensure delivery deadlines are met. » Read more..

Fabric Dyeing

Fabric dyeing dates back to primitive man, when ancient people would use various materials to stain everything from animal hides to cave walls.

History

Although it is unclear when fabric dyeing first began, the earliest evidence of fabric dyeing seems to date back to 1 CE, and Merriam-Webster lists before the 12th century as a benchmark. Fabric dyeing occurred around the world; from ancient China to archaeological findings showing it took place in Europe as well.
According to Merriam-Webster, dyeing is “to impart a new and often permanent color to, especially by impregnating with a dye.” The word “dye” is from Middle English dehe, from Old English deah, deag. » Read more..

Discharge Printing Fabrics

Popular in the 19th century, discharge printing fabrics involves removing dye from fabric to create a print.

Overview

Discharge printing is related to dyeing, but it is a slightly different process. It refers to a technique of creating prints on fabrics where a bleaching agent is applied, which removes some or all of the dye. » Read more..

Direct Dyeing of Fabrics

Fabric direct dyeing refers to dyes that may be placed directly on the fabric from an aqueous solution. They are a class of hot water dyes that are used with cellulose fibres.

Buying Direct Dyes

There are many different direct dyes available on the market, commonly sold as “all purpose dyes.” These dyes include Rit, Tintex Hot Water dye, and Dylon Multi-purpose Dye. All-purpose dyes are a mixture of two dyes: a direct dye and an acid dye. Acid dyes do not last in cellulose fibres, such as cotton, so when conducting fabric direct dyeing, avoid the all-purpose dyes and buy pure direct dyes so that they are longer-lasting. » Read more..

Cotton Herringbone Tape

Cotton herringbone tape is 100% cotton and has a strong herringbone weave they are widely used, Eco-friendly, available in diffrent colours and widths, great for strengthening bag handles, fabric loops, Apron tie backs…etc » Read more..

Cotton Duck Fabric

Cotton duck has many different names, including “ducks,” “duck cloth” and “duck canvas.”

Origins

Cotton duck is a plain-woven fabric, which may also be referred to as canvas.

“Duck” comes from the Dutch word “doek,” meaning linen cloth. Cotton duck distinguishes the fabric from other types of ducks, most notably the traditional linen. Duck can also be made from other materials, such as flax. However, cotton duck is not related to the bird of the same name. » Read more..

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Our key clients are primarily drawn from the education and arts sector, effectively working with both the end user and the intermediary, achieving outstanding results with 100% of respondents providing consistent positive feedback. » Read more..

Calico Fabric Origins

Calico hails from India, specifically the city of Calicut, Kerala, India, after which the fabric is named. It is one of the oldest cottons in the world and is recognized for its durability.

Origins

Calico dates back to India, as far back as before the Common Era. As early as 1630, cotton calico prints were being exported to England where they were praised for their beautiful patterns. Originally dubbed as “calicuts,” the name calico evolved as first referring to Indian cottons with an equal weft and warp, then to any plain-weave cotton. » Read more..