The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee 2022

It is 2022, the year Her Majesty The Queen will become the first British Monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee with 70 years of service.

Need some Union Jack fabrics to get you in the spirit?

Take a look at all the different variations we sell to help you celebrate this big day!

 

 

 

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Our Stitching Services

We can stitch, restitch, unstitch; the lot!

Here at Fabric UK we offer a complete service; supplying the fabrics, as well as having our own experienced stitchers with expertise in cutting and stitching, allowing us to offer our clients custom made outcomes.       

Our services also offer bespoke roll to roll quilting on fabrics with a choice of designs such as diamonds, circles, boxed, or you can send us your design and we will give you a competitive quote.

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Save the planet – Organic Fabrics

Sustainable Fabrics

Here at Fabric Uk we stock a large range of sustainable fabrics. Below is a list of our most sought after organic fabrics.

Organic Cotton

Organic Cotton is grown without pesticides, synthetic fertilisers and processed with no chemicals.

Hemp Organic Cotton

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Green Screen Fabric – Chroma Key

What is Chroma Key Fabric?

Chroma Key fabric is 100% dyed Cotton, dyed with proprietary chroma green pigment.

How does it work?

Using a technique called ‘chroma keying‘, whereby two images or videos are layered, the colour range of the foreground image is made transparent, as a result, this allows a separate background film or image to be inserted into the scene. So why green? Green and occasionally the colour blue is used as it is the furthest colour from the shades of the human skin. Originally, blue was used as the main fabric colour but due to the widespread use of blue clothing in TV and Film, this swiftly moved over to green to avoid conflict.

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Quilting services for all your quilting needs!

Quilting Services

We are now offering quilting services! Our new quilting machines have arrived and we are all set up to quilt any fabric you may require. 

Take a look at some of the following examples of what our technicians have created recently.

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100% Shetland Wool Upholstery

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.

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The Christmas Sparkle Fabric Guide!

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.

samples of coloured glitter fabric

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.

samples of various holographic lycra fabric
purple glitter gloss leatherette fabric

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.

Keeping Score

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!

fine silver mesh netting fabric display and Christmas sparkle
pale gold metallic fabric for Christmas displays fashion and merchandising

I have used terms such as ;

  • Metallic
  • Shimmer
  • Sparkle
  • Shine
  • 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….

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Famous Witches For Easy Cosplay Costume Fun

Famous Witches

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…..

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