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Choosing the right fabric for your project or application can be difficult.
There are lots of things to consider we have listed some pointers you should think about.
Preparation for pantomime’s, school plays and festive performances are underway throughout the country. Over the past month or so we have had loads of orders for theatres big and small. Shiny backdrops to transform school halls, bright faux animal fur, and even a visit from a professional pantomime dame (oh yes we did!)
Sherpa and Fleece are the perfect duo for keeping snug and warm this winter. Thick Sherpa fleece make an ideal lining for jackets and coats. Fleece feels soft to the touch. These two are used so often together for top layer and lining it made sense to merge them as one fabric, so we did! Fabric UK present to you, Double Sided Bonded Sherpa Fleece….
Curtains, we all need them at some point. Decorative and functional, you can set the key look of a room with the right style. Or if you are not fussed to much about decor, simply use them to keep a draft at bay or to keep light out. But what if you need to keep water out? Well, waterproof curtains are the answer. Of course we are familiar with shower curtains, but there are many other situations where you may need a bit of splash proofing and our 4oz waterproof fabric is just the job…..
Halloween has come a long way from doom and gloom displays and standard spooky scenes. Halloween has personality, everyone has their own version and ideas have gone way beyond witches and ghosts and vampires. Halloween is allowed to sparkle, and we have the the ideal fabric to draw the horrible hordes to your door…
Tough, durable, waterproof,colourful and clean. Wipe clean. With 18 colours available from bright to subtle, you can match the fabric to your decor. There are many other waterproof fabrics out there to choose from, but PVC Panama is particularly good as a protector due to the weight and the thick PVC coating. The fabrics itself is made from a strong plain cotton drill which is then oil and PVC coated. This creates fabric that can withstand constant tough and practical use.
Yes, that’s exactly what I mean. Fabric as a tube, created in a tubular form. This type of fabric comes in handy for all sorts of practical tasks as well as fashion and sports clothing. There is a fabric out there for every kind of task, but more often than not, we simply don’t know whats really available. Tubular fabric has been used in certain industries for a very long time, yet unless you work or study fabrics and textiles you may not be aware of it. It may be perfect for your next project. Read on to see if our tubular fabric is just what you didn’t realise you needed!
New to our hessian range is a simple large holed net fabric, known as hessian scrim. Lightweight yet heavy duty, the structure may be basic but this fabric shows a lot of versatility from creative projects to industrial use. The netting is made from 100% natural and biodegradable hessian yarn loosely woven into roughly 1 cm square mesh. The hessian is woven in a natural state so the yarn is rough and taught with no stretch. It’s these attributes that make the hessian net so hard wearing and a great multi use fabric.
A classic calico with a clever twist. Not only is it waterproof but its fully biodegradable too. The back of the fabric is coated with a white coating designed to block water coming through the fabric. This coating was designed to gradually disintegrate in time. This unusual coating is unlike most other PVC related products. This will certainly help towards you doing your bit to help our environment.
Fabric to lounge on, that looks and feels soft. That’s what we mean by soft feel upholstery. I have hand picked some of the best in our collection to show off in this upholstery blog. Click on for fore info…
So you have a great idea and want to run with it, what now?
Create a detailed product design
Source the materials needed
Have a prototype made
We will help kick-start your project and work with you to build your idea up to production level, and even produce the items for you. If your product can be created with our expertise, we will stick with you through the whole process, from sketching out your idea and producing your first batch, to working closely with your business as a regular supplier and producer of your products.
Together, our fabric experts will use our knowledge bank to get to grips with your idea, make suggestions and ensure the project stays withing your budget and is comes to life exactly how you visualised it.