If you are looking for a plain upholstery fabric with a natural woven style then Charles Rose Linen Look is a very popular choice. Bases on the raised texture of woven linen, Charles Rose uses 100% refined polyester to create a soft, yet hard – wearing fabric for upholstery use. Here we take a look at the traditional look shades available.Continue reading “Charles Rose Linen Look Upholstery Collection.”
The Lomond upholstery range consists of seven shades of quality upholstery fabric. The colours are designed to mix and match with the plain and check versions of the fabric.
Is your fabric fire retardant? If you are unsure for any reason,we can test it for you. Our fire retardancy fabric testing service ensures piece of mind. We will test the fabric on various levels to find out its capability. If the fabric is to be used in public places such as hotels, coffee shops and restaurants, it needs to reach the British Safety Standards levels titled BS5852 BS5852 (1979).
Proof on the fire safety of many fabrics can not always be found. Some choose to ignore this obvious warning to their detriment. This will lead to legal issues and in unfortunate cases, fire.
Once fabric testing is complete, what happens next?
Once your fabric is tested, if it passes the tests needed to reach British Safety Standards, we will provide documentation on the tests and the all important official certification that your fabric is ready to go.
Get It Safe and Sorted
If your fabric fails the fire retardant testing, don’t worry. We are on hand to transform your fabric to one that will adhere to the British Safety Standards. Your fabric can be professionally coated with fire retardant solution so you can carry on using it safely. Prices for this service all depend on the amount of fabric you would like to be made fire retardant. Therefore,We will endeavour produce the required amount, and have it ready for within a reasonable time frame. We accept any amount of fabric for conversion, from one metre one metre to one thousand (or more) hence why using our service is inevitable. So if you are a small independent upholsterer or a large manufacturer, we can have your fabric ready for work, so you don’t loose any credibility or any sales.
Other Fire Retardant Options
If you choose to change your mind completely and go for a new fire retardant fabric,we stock plenty. Our fire retardant fabric is produced to the highest quality and meets the relevant British Safety Standards. We stock a huge range of fire retardant fabric , from display to leatherette.
Have a look at our Fabric UK website and scroll through the choices…..
For a quote for fire testing or fire retardant conversion, just give us a call on 0121 359 2349.
Made from shiny polyester, Metallic Lurex has a larger structure than average lurex . This larger weave creates a chainmail effect, great for costumes and cosplay. Both the silver and gold use black as an extra element in the weave and this produces a gorgeous two tone effect in the fabric which changes with the light and movement. The silver has more of a pewter look due to the two tone black and the gold is a deep rich tone.
The fabric itself is a sheer, semi translucent lurex. For example, when you hold in front of an item you would be able to partly see through to it. This is fine if you want to use the fabric for display or flat against a wall, but not if you want to hide anything. For dressmaking and costumes there are so many uses for this sparkle fabric.
Click on for ideas….Continue reading “Metallic Lurex – Glam Gold or Silver Sparkle”
Lomond Check – The Details
Named after Loch Lomond area in Scotland, The Lomond check collection is inspired by the traditional tartan patterns Scotland has made iconic. The Lomond patterns are all woven (not printed). So each colour you see has been woven from a separate length of yarn to create the finished effect.
Made to be fire retardant, you can use this traditional look fabric on upholstery and decor for pubs and cafes, and knowing its regulated to British safety standards.
Making The Pattern
Made from a blend of 100% polyester to produce high quality fibres, these are bunched together to create a thick length of yarn which is used in two ways. Some is used as it is and some is cut to create a tufted texture.
The bottom, or background layer is produced using the bunched thick yarn. If you look very closely you can see the separate fibres. Some of the yarn uses a blend of shades in one length to give it a mottled look. The top layer of criss crossed lines uses the tufted yarn for the high and low light colours. This use of two types of yarn produces a great quality fabric which feels both smooth and soft.
Seven colour mixes to choose from, in subtle tones of grey, soft mid blues, teal and golden wheat. Scroll down to take a look….
Samples are available, so you can take a closer look before deciding. Just call us on 0121 359 2349 or order a sample from our website.
Part of our extensive soft feel upholstery range, Topaz is a great all rounder if you are looking for a smart sleek finish, with safety and durability. Topaz is designed to be fire retardant and upholds to the British fire safety standards. You can even print off your own copy of the test certificate. If you are planning in interior for a public place such as a hotel or restaurant, fire retardant is not only expected, but in many instances it is the law.
Topaz uses a close clipped velour to create a fabric that balances in between Chenille and velvet. The feel of Topaz upholstery fabric is soft, with the very short pile giving a sleek finish. The textured detail shows neat lines as fine as pinstripe. These make up the thicker bars of 1cm across that run continuously throughout the fabric.
The very darkest tones. Grey, Charcoal and classic black. These tones are ready to work wherever you choose to put them. The classic black will, of course go with anything, but splashes of brights like lime or tangerine will look awesome.
Tangy tangerine and lime look fab together, if you like your colours contrasting. And that goes for Pink and teal too. Alternatively you could keep the colours with their closer colourwheel partners. Personally, I’m a big fan of orange and pink at the moment.
Decadent and Delicious
This trio of delicious colours are a homage to two of the finer tastes in life, chocolate and wine. Bournville is named after the dark chocolate produced in the village of Bournville in Birmingham. Burgundy is a historical region in France, famed for its wine production. Though the shades of wine and burgundy look similar, please note, wine has a slightly warmer tone.
The Neutral Zone
Two pale tones and two mid tones. These could all blend equally well with each other to create a neutral themed interior of warm oatmeal, stone and beige shades. You could also pick any one of these to add to the rich palate above as a lighter accent.
Grey shades all hold a the faintest hint of a color and this can determine what shade they are best to mix with. Slate grey is a lighter option than the deep inky tones of charcoal and grey and has a slight hint of blue to the mix, tipping it firmly into the cooler area of the colour wheel.
The pewter colour of slate invites colour combos of pale to dark blues, purple and plum, aqua, teal and cool greens. In comparison, the shade of Grey in Topaz upholstery range shade is slightly warmer in tone and would work better with lime green.
If you like the look of this upholstery range, why not call us for a free sample so you can get a feel as well! 0121 359 2349.
Our new upholstery velvet certainly lives up to its name, it really does feel luxurious. The close clipped pile is created from a high grade polyester weave. The ultra-fine fibres create such a soft pile with a perfectly smooth finish; it’s hard to stop feeling it! Priced at £12.99 a metre and fully fire retardant, this is the perfect fabric if you want to create a super smooth interior for luxury lounging.
If you want to know more about this beautiful Upholstery velvet, click on….Continue reading “Smooth Operator – Luxury Soft Feel Upholstery Velvet”
Crushed Velvet Upholstery Fabric
Ultra-luxurious crushed velvet, designed for upholstery and soft furnishings. Bling velvet uses 100% polyester to create a fantastic fabric, seen in the best interior designs and upholstery upgrades. The surface is textured from the attractive crushed effect, giving it a high lustre which refracts light at every angle it displays. A mid weight and taut structure makes it perfect for soft furnishings and upholstery use, and can easily be used on standard household sewing machines. Popular interior design uses include headboards, padded panels, sofas, armchairs, footstools, cushions and curtains. Read on to find out more about our collection….Continue reading “Bling Crushed Velvet Upholstery Fabric”
OK I’m sure we can all agree the rows and rows of shining wrapping paper that greet us invitingly in shops each Christmas looks beautiful. Choosing from the multitude of designs can take longer than choosing a present! Glitter adorned, metallic or matt. Classic or contemporary. Wrapping is serious business. The money made from these pretty pieces of paper alone is huge. Let alone the abundance of gifts swept from the shelves into our baskets.
As great as it looks, buying new wrapping paper every year just to throw it instantly away isn’t very good for our pockets. It will surely take an age for people to change their minds about paper wrapping paper. But until then, here’s you chance to get creative and make your gift really stand out. Time to look back into history for a bit of forward thinking….
Perfect Panto Picks
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!)
Pantomimes are traditionally outlandish, colourful and totally over the top. We found a great deal of our fabrics fit the bill for shows and pantomimes. Click on for our top fabrics picks for your panto… Continue reading “Pantomime and Props : Showstopping Fabric to Show Off!”