With Christmas not far away, our thoughts turn to luxury and extravagance. This applies to fabrics too and what could be more regal than velvet? The term “velvet” refers to the weave of a fabric rather than to its fibre content. Velvet has a pile weave that is created when loops are formed during the weaving process. The pile weave is on one side of the velvet fabric, whilst the other side is plain. Velvet can be made from many different kinds of fibres, but traditionally silk was used. Velvet made entirely from silk is very costly, so other materials can be used such as cotton, although this often results in a slightly less luxurious fabric. Velvet can also be made from other natural fibres including linen, mohair, and wool. Nowadays, synthetic velvet’s are a lot more common, including polyester, nylon, viscose, acetate, and mixtures of different synthetics, or synthetics and natural fibres (for example viscose mixed with silk).
Here at Fabric UK cutting and preparation of fabric for order is done professionally, by our expert team using different type of fabric machines, tools and packing materials.
Depending on the nature of the fabrics and customers demands, fabrics can be cut manually. However, most of the time we use our fabric rolling machine to send nicely rolled, accurately measured and neatly cut fabric to our customers. Continue reading “Fabric Preparation Process For Orders”
Here at FabricUK we often have customers asking us about their projects and how to make sure that they’re fire-safe. There are two options, you either use a fire-retardant material or treat the material you intend to use with fire retardant chemicals. A lot of customers aren’t able to change the fabric in their project and so they turn to treating fabric themselves.
Treating fabric with fire retardant chemicals is actually a lot easier than you first might think. There’s no soaking or curing, just apply a fine mist with a spray bottle, let it dry, and you’re done.
Do you have customers who need to know all of the colours you have? Do you need to show your superiors what’s available? Well, a professional looking and convenient solution is a shade card. The following article is going to demonstrate how we create shade cards for our customers, hopefully this is of use to some of you.
You’ll required the following for this guide:
- Small cuts of each fabric colour you have (around 3cm x 5cm)
- Strong card, with a square cut out for each fabric sample (we use pre-cut)
- Double-sided tape (preferably of the strong variety)
- A roller is recommended, but not required.
- A sharp knife, such as a Stanley knife, is recommended, but not required.
Ordering fabrics can be a confusing process for those who aren’t quite sure where to begin. Here’s a guide to ordering the right fabrics and getting the best prices, regardless of whether you need a single metre or thousands of metres. Continue reading “What to Think About When Buying Fabrics”
In this guide we will be showing you how to cut a length of fabric evenly and neatly to make it suitable for usage as samples.
For this guide you will need the following:
- A fabric cutting machine
- A length of fabric
- A pair of scissors
Caring for and cleaning your leatherette vinyl fabrics is easy. Simply follow the steps below to keep your fabrics looking attractive, clean and stain free. We don’t sell leather but we do sell many leatherette’s which is a synthetic version of leather, some of which are very durable. Leatherette had many uses such as seating, furnishing and gym equipment.