Really Look at Your Garden
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.
Continue reading “Get Outside and Stay Outside!”
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!
Send your images to me on
Good luck furry friends!
Hello and welcome to our KBT Blog
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.
Continue reading “Italian Jacquard Lining Fabric”
Velvet is a fantastic versatile fabric, curtains, upholstery, cushions, clothing, velvet will work for all. This is because it gives fantastic texture & is pretty hard wearing so you can think it is a purchase to last. Our sofa at home is covered a velvet & it still looks brand new, despite being used every day for over a year now.
Today I want to show you uses for a navy cotton velvet sold at Fabric UK.
Continue reading “Navy Cotton Velvet Headboard”
“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”
“What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness.” ― John Steinbeck, Travels with Charley: In Search of America
Winter is upon us, the nights are getting darker, the days shorter and colder. Bears and squirrels are going into hibernation but You don’t need to sleep till Summer. Not with our range of warm fabrics to keep out the chilly North winds. Continue reading “Get Our Warm Winter Fabrics”
Velcro receptive fabrics are fabrics which are able to attach to the rough, hook side of Velcro. It is basically a fluffy surface consisting of lots of loops. These fabrics are commonly used for notice boards schools presentation boards at a trade show so that display visuals can be frequently changed and moved around easily. These loop fabrics are surprisingly strong (some more so than others) and can carry a lot of weight. As you can see from the video, some of the receptive fabrics have a better ability to hold onto the Velcro than others. Continue reading “Velcro Receptive (Hook and Loop) Fabrics”
The invention of Lycra completely changed clothing by reforming the comfort and fit of garments, making way for new concepts and designs. The development of Lycra in trousers and jeans made the skinny style possible and helped clothing to become more comfortable and easier to move in. Just by using a small percentage of elastane, jeans can fit more people better. Without any stretch jeans are very stiff, harder to get on and off and will need to be fitted more precisely for your body shape.
Lycra brought exceptional qualities to fabrics, creating new properties which were not possible before. Ever since it was first introduced, new Lycra innovations have continued to be developed under INVISTA. There are now so many different Lycra types it’s hard to keep up! Continue reading “A Revolutionary Fibre: Lycra”
Silk is a protein fibre. Textile fibres can be created from many natural sources, one of them being insect cocoons such as silk worm cocoons. As all fabrics have to go through several means of testing to be put on the market, as silks been around since (Yangshao culture, 4th millennium BCE) for it to be made in to connecting fibres and in to textiles Chinese legend Lady Hsi-Ling-Shih, She is credited with the introduction of silkworm rearing and the invention of the loom. This became a revaluation to textiles which embrace the fashion industry in many ways. The smooth light airing feel of the fabric is woven into textiles by going through a processes of the insect growing in to an adult their worm blanket of fibres are being recycled for worth of others. The shine appearance of the silk is a reflection on triangular prism-like structure of the silk fibre. This is what allows silk cloth to refract incoming light at different angles, thus producing different colours.
Here is poly cotton poly cotton drill, cotton velvet, poly cotton strip, plain cotton, quilted cotton diamond shaped stitched and fire retardant poly cotton. Printed, soft, fun designed and stitched to embrace colour, texture and embrace that outfit your trying to make stand out from the crowd. With summer fast approaching and we all love to decorate for crazy barques here is an idea to use the printed coloured cottons to make bunting to dress up your party to impress.