Here at Fabric UK, we stock a vast range of Upholstery fabrics. All perfect for Upholstery or Re-upholstery. Most of the fabrics conform to the Fire Retardant standards; BS5852, BS5867, BS476 or even CRIB 5. Some fabrics also meet the Martindale rub test standards. At Fabric UK we are able to treat fabrics that are not Fire Retardant to meet your required specifications.
Face mask fabrics, there are a lot of different ways to construct your own face masks. We stock a wide range of face mask fabric which would be applicable. During this time, the spread of COVID-19 means that it is now more important than ever to wear a face mask. Masks are more so used to prevent the furthering of the disease which as a result, will decrease the new arising cases.
Scuba & Neoprene
Currently a very popular option for face masks is scuba or neoprene. They have a sponge like consistency and offer great protection from those around you.
Scuba fabric is a polyester mix fabric mostly known for use with figure hugging fashion and sporting garments. The fabric consists of a 92% polyester and 8% elastane blend, and constructed using a double knit method which results in a thicker fabric with a smooth yet spongy feel.
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.
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.
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 ;
….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….
Fabric UK we have just received a massive delivery of top quality fire retardant upholstery fabric in loads of different styles at £9.99 PER METRE or less.
Most of these rolls would have originally been priced between £20 to £40 per metre but they all HAVE to go so we are pricing the fabric at £9.99 PER METRE! or less. If you have an upholstery or interior design business this is a great opportunity to pick up excellent quality upholstery fabric for curtains, cushions, sofas and armchairs. There are so many styles to see, you should come to our Birmingham warehouse and check it out for yourself!
Jacquard, chenille, velour, tapestry style, Aztec, look, traditional, plain and patterned, there are loads of styles to choose from.
Have a scroll down at some of the fabric ready and waiting in the warehouse.
Fire retardant fabric just in! pure white with a soft finish. The texture of this pure white fabric is not easy to explain. That’s why we have FREE SAMPLES ready to send to you at a moments notice. Its really best you get a feel of this tactile fabric for yourself! Read on for more info…
Tactile fabric for loose parts play is not a familiar fabric ask, but when it was kindly explained, it all became clear. And very familiar.
Tactile Fabriv – In Touch With Reality
Loose parts play is a contemporary movement for children’s play that incorporates an age old truth. Children have incredible imaginations. They can and will incorporate anything that fascinates them into playtime.
The teacher in question needed many different samples of fabric with all sorts of different textures to cut up. Including small loose parts play and some larger weatherproof pieces for outside play.
With the lure of the screen taking over from such a young age, this teaching methodology is essential for stepping into the “real world”. The teaching of loose parts play has proven to ignite a creative spark in children.Especially those who were reluctant to get involved, at first.
Tactile Fabric Teaching
The teacher explained that in addition to the multitude of items used for loose parts play she needed “interesting fabric”. “So you mean unusual and tactile fabric” I said and began to describe the wealth of verities we have here at at Fabric UK. This was exactly what she needed. The fabric that initially triggered her interest for including it in loose parts play was Laminated Hessian, which she came across for another purpose. She quickly realised that a mixture of pieces of fabric with vastly varied textures would be a valuable addition to Loose Parts Play.
Learning Through Touch
Using fabric and materials to aid the integration of small children is a great way to ease the way into a world that probably seems quite scary at times. Imaging the constant shock and surprise of everything you touch around you! Teaching babies and toddlers the vast differences of the physical world helps them grow into their surrounding comfortably. It links the physical feeling to the questioning and creative part of the brain as they work out answers for themselves.
This need to work out what something is, how it works, and why it feels that way keeps going through through early toddler years, infant school to primary and on and on….
Keep Feeling Fascination
Fascination in unusual textures isn’t just a childhood throwback. For the average human, It is true that as we get older, the more that we learn, less is new to us. We absorb everything around us at a phenomenal rate and quickly become used to new textures and experiences. This is because we become used to the rate of change around us. For the creative mind though, the curiosity we have of the physical world around us keeps running full steam.
The inquisitive minds use the imagination they honed since childhood to to create new fabric through technology or ancient technique. The creative minds then use the fabric in incredible and imaginative ways for fashion, artwork, interior design and visual merchandising. Proving how integral it is to keep the spark of fascination alive throughout our whole life.
Its the desire to research, experiment, create and produce that keeps new things happening!