We have a brand new range of Metallic Foil Fabrics! The Lycra foil fabric has a four way stretch, high shine and is suitable for clothing such as Swimming costumes, Bikinis, Active wear, Leggings, Tops, Leotards, and Dance wear.
Our Mermaid, Unicorn, Rainbow and Fish scale foils are stretchy,vibrant and perfect for multiple applications.Breathable and durable the fabric can withstand all forms of physical activity.Continue reading “Metallic Foil Fabrics”
Introduction our new range of PU fabric. We have a large new range suitable for multiple applications. Including Leather look, Matt, Hi-shine, Holographic and Animal Print PU. Find all fabric online here.
Hologram Hi Shine
Hologram Hi Shine PU has a four way stretch and an iridescent gloss shine. The fabric is suitable for clothing such as swimwear, dresses, leggings and tops. It can also be used for accessories. Frequently used in performance wear and in costume design. Pu fabric has waterproof qualities and can therefore be used within the home and outdoors for table cloths etc.
Composition – Face: 60% PU, Base: 40% Polyester
Weight – 230gsm
Width – 138cm
Introducing our new clear coloured PVC! This PVC is mainly used for ephemeral architecture, textile manufacture, footwear, leather goods and accessories for fashion and beauty vanity sets.
The outstanding quality and transparency of our coloured PVC film will certainly satisfy most application. It has excellent UV resistance designed especially for the most demanding markets.
Find our PVC here.
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Designer block? look no further. We have compiled together some of our favourite looks from the Spring/Summer 2020 Runway Collection shows. We have featured some of our amazing fabrics to help fuel some inspiration and help you get the look. Enjoy!Continue reading “Spring Summer 2020 Edit”
New in digital print fabrics ! With the growing trend of digital textile printing onto fabrics; demand has increased for promotional wear, corporate branding, visual communication, flags, banners, and retails graphics.
We have a full range of Digital print fabrics which can be printed onto directly using a suitable inkjet printer. All fabrications are inherently flame retardant and conforms to British Standards for flame retardancy.
Please see our full range below https://www.fabricuk.com/search.php?qry=digital+print+base&Search=&option=fabric&qry_submit=1
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100% Shetland Wool – Glen Mhor collection a vibrant new range of Upholstery & Soft Furnishing fabrics in 11 spectacular colourways in popular plaid designs. These exquisite fabrics will enliven any room décor with the beauty and warmth of real wool.
Know Your Sparkles
As connoisseurs of all things shiny know, there is a big difference between something that shines and something that sparkles. If you are choosing Christmas sparkle fabric for your visual merchandising, displays or fashion design you have to ensure the vision is understood by everyone you are working with from the people sourcing the fabric to the people selling the fabric themselves! If you have aver been ever so slightly annoyed if someone says” oh I love your sparkly top” when you know full well its a more of a liquid flat shine then you may well appreciate this blog. Send it to anyone who needs to learn their twinkle from their shine.
OK, that may have sounded a bit pedantic but knowing the difference is important when describing a fabric to someone and when ordering online. Visual merchandisers, interior designers, set designers, artists and clothing designers should all know the differences, however subtle. When creating anything from scene or a garment you often need to describe your design to someone who wont quite see the difference in their mind, until they see the real thing. Maybe this blog will help.
Terms like sparkle or twinkle refer to materials that catch the light in a multitude of places. The size of the pieces and the direction they face determines the way light reacts with them. The smaller the pieces, the finer the sparkle, so it becomes more of a twinkle. When thousands of tiny facets that all face the same direction, they work together so the fabric can become more of a fluid shine. Whereas when light hits Glitter fabric the multitude of facets face different random directions, creating more of a sparkle to the fabric rather than a pure shine.
Instead of my in depth descriptions that wander on for miles, I have devised a bullet point guide and a points out of 10 guide to help out anyone choosing their sparkle fabric! This is applied to fabric we sell, but will also help with any shiny fabric you come across in life!
I have used terms such as ;
- Wow Factor
….to help with understanding the fabric. For a good example I would say Large Display Glitter Fabric has a 10/10 sparkle and the Fine Display Glitter has a 10/10 twinkle. So scroll scroll through and like a top trumps for fabric, compare the scores….
What is Chroma Key Fabric also know as Green screen fabric?
Its a term most are familiar with, and chances are most of your Film and TV intake is full of it! When you see a wild animal or monster, we know its done with green screen fabric. Green Screen is essential if you want to create something out of the ordinary. And it’s not just for scary monsters and fantastic landscapes, even the very basic backbone of TV such as news and weather reports rely on green screen fabric to create the scene. Find the fabric hereContinue reading “Create a Scene With Green Screen Fabric”
Need inspo for cosplay? If you want to follow in the footsteps of a famous witch (follow her look that is) then there is plenty of choice out there. Some looks are easier to achieve than others. Here are some of my favorite witches and their looks that can easily be replicated and easily recognised…..Continue reading “Famous Witches For Easy Cosplay Costume Fun”