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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Glitter Display Fabric – The Large Glitter Collection

If your into glitter in a big way, you probably know about glitter fabric already. If you haven’t, then here’s what it’s all about. Imagine the glitter you get in pots in a fabric form, now imagine that high sparkle glitter as a thick sheet of fabric you can create with. Amazing right? Solid yet flexible sheets of glitter you can use on all sorts of projects. Read on and be dazzled….

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All That Glitters is Sold! Glitter Fabric For Visual Merchandising and Display.

Glitter fabric is springing up all over the place , creating a sparkling sensation wherever it goes. The trend in using glitter fabric for visual merchandising and design has been snowballing fast the past few years. And quite right, too. OK so glitter fabric isn’t going to suit every project, but an awful lot of people now use glitter fabric when it hadn’t even occurred to them to use it a few years ago.

This could be down to reasons that go hand in hand. Popularity and awareness. You cannot deny the popularity of glitter fabric in the current visual merchandising and creative scene. In turn, the glitter fabric itself has been seen by more and more members of the public and business owners. People who may have never seen such a fabric before, now have to have it for their homes, their business and events.

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Hairbands to Hats. Glitter Fabric for your Head!

Everyday wear to fabulous costumes.

Everyone needs a little extra sparkle now and then. Some people have to sparkle every day, some wait for events for an excuse to glitter up. I fall into the category of glitter all day every day, and more on the weekends. Why wait? Life is short and there is so much sparkle out there to cover yourself with.

This little blog focuses on how useful glitter fabric is for one off bespoke creations or for small batches for a craft business. The two glitter fabrics for these ideas are the large glitter fabric and the fine glitter fabric. As shown in the photo below, there is some difference in the size of the glitter which covers the strong poly-cotton fabric  backing. Which size you go for is up to you but some ideas work better with fine, some better with large. Both are very easy to cut and shape, though the fine glitter fabric is a little easier to work with so more intricate shapes will benefit from this surface.

fine and large red glitter fabric glitter heart hairband fine and large black glitter fabric

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