Make Your Own Monster! With Faux Furry Fabric.

Its so easy to make your own monster! All you need is some faux fur fabric, stick on eyes and your imagination! You can create any personality you want for you monster. Cute, mischievous, angry, shy, silly or serious. Look to Jim Henson’s masterpieces  Sesame Street and The Muppets for inspiration. 

Sesame Street photo

Make a grumpy grouch like monster like Oscar the Grouch, a kind character like Grover or a fun loving monster like Elmo. Make a puppet monster to have at your side, or make a costume for you or your own little monsters! Click on for some monster ideas with personality and get creating with our furry faux fabric….

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Fantasy Fabrics for Halloween Costumes

Halloween has become an annual excuse to dress up, and why not?There are so many directions to go, it’s an ideal time to come up with some wacky ideas. 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.

Halloween dress up has grown from classic horror inspired themes to the weird and wonderful.  Anything goes now, cute monsters, glamorous Gothic, sci-fi, horror, or fantasy.  You don’t even have to go for a creepy theme, funny is the new Halloween scene. You can add a twist to the traditional or come up with a personal pun related costume to get the laughs. Whatever you go for, have fun with it. You don’t have to spend too much time or money on a costume to get a great effect.

Here are some quick fire ideas you can play with. Easy to use fabric for  quick costume ideas for all ages and themes. Click on to see ….

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Totally Tubular Fabric!

Tube Fabric? 

yellow knitted jersey tubular fabric

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!

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Sorting the Samples

Our Samples Department

neoprene samples

We have a samples department run by a dedicated member of staff who’s sole job it is to pick and post the samples to you. We have a strategic method to ensure each of the fabrics gets a place in the samples department. New fabric has a strip sliced off then cut into smaller portions with a pinking guillotine. These are popped into clear wallets with its own spec sheet, to keep them clean and separate from other samples. The wallet is filed into its correct box -file. So when you call us, email or order online, the pre-cut samples are ready and waiting to be picked and posted straight to you with its own spec sheet attached. 

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From How? To Wow! Bringing Your Fabric Idea To Life.

We are inundated daily with individuals, small business and even very huge corporations in film and TV who have a great idea they want to run with, but not entirely sure how to go about it or what is available. That’s when the fabric experts step in……

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Develop Your Product With Fabric UK

Starting From Scratch

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.

product design for fabrics

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.

 

 

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Customise Creative Shade With Awning Fabric

 Make Your Own Shade

You don’t have to spend out loads to achieve a shady haven, there are options for all sorts of pockets and all sorts of gardens.  Get creative with your ideas, shading from the sun is a practical necessity but you can have fun with your outdoor decoration! Go for what ever colours that attract you, after all its your shady haven to relax in. 

DIY stripy garden shade

Choose your colour awning and work your design around that, mix colours if you want or keep with the same shade group, go bold or pastel but make it your place.

 

 

Have a look at the many ideas to emulate on Google images or You Tube, most are easy to follow and inexpensive and fun to make.

awning fabric outdoor curtains

 

Using acrylic awning fabric for these outdoor ideas is a sensible way to make them to last. Investing in good quality outdoor fabric is still a cost effective way to create protection and shade in your garden without breaking the bank.

 

This fabric will really last, its designed to withstand chaotic weather changes from frost a heat wave and because its UV colourfast it’s colour will stay true under the glare of sun. 

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The London Visual Merchandising and Display Show 2018

The Business Design Centre London

Walking into the great hall of the Business Design centre, I was taken aback to just how bright it is!  Having seen images online I was aware of the huge greenhouse like roof,  but the impact is obviously better seen in person. Daylight drenches the stands for today’s exhibition, into the showrooms outlining the second floor of the hall and even works its way down the ground floor premises showcasing online business solutions to printers and cutting machines you can watch. 
 
 
LONDON BUSINESS DESIGN CENTRE
 
This stunning structure seems to balance between Victorian splendour and contemporary design because of the huge amounts of glass used. The building was designed by  Joseph Paxton and opened as an Agriculture hall in 1862.
 
Islington BUSINESS DESIGN CENTRE
Joseph Paxton famously designed the immense crystal palace and an ornate greenhouse you could drive a horse and cart through in Devonshire House but unfortunately neither stood the test of time. 

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Celebrating The Tour De Yorkshire With Bunting!

Celebrating the Tour De Yorkshire

yellow Yorkshire fields tour de Yorkshire

 

 

 

 

 

Today I will be talking about Tour De Yorkshire, but from a different perspective. I will be concentrating on one woman, her generous work with the people in her local community, and what they did with 160 metres of fabric for the preparation and celebration of the Tour De Yorkshire. But first, a little information about this English version of the famous race.

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Flammable Fabric Facts

Why are Certain Fabrics More Flammable?

When looking at the list of the most flammable household fabrics, there is a clear reason why these fabrics are responsible for so many fires. The common denominator is a basic compound used to produce the fabric called cellulose.

flames image Fire Retardant Fabrics

Even though these fabrics may vary in look and feel, they are all manufactured using cellulose fibre so on a base level, their structure and formation are very similar. Find out more about which popular fabrics have the highest level of flammability and what you can do to drastically reduce the danger.

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