Velvet is a very soft woven fabric. The term “velvety feel” does come from the tactile quality of Velvet itself, this is down to the unique way Velvet is produced by weaving two layers simultaneously and then cut apart to create this luscious fabric with short pile fibres that give the fabric texture and depth.
Hessian is a 100% natural jute also known as burlap is a woven fabric and historically was manufactured as a coarse fabric but with modern requirements has been developed into a jute fabric. Jute is much more eco-friendly material for bags, rugs, table runners, decorative, wrapping plants and shrubs.
Upholstery materials include fabrics (woven & non-woven), PVC, Polyester and Velvet as the most common in the textile industry. There are many different types of fabrics used for upholstery it all depends on the application and the desired outcome.
Huge assortment of sumptuous upholstery material bought by the meter or in rolls. You will find the most luxurious velvet’s, Chenille, suede and faux leathers. Many of our upholstery material has been fire treated to the required British Standards so can be used for commercial and contract requirements.
Quilted fabrics come in a variety of styles, colours, materials and weights, all providing many both practical and stylistic qualities. Quilted fabrics are fabrics composed of wadding sandwiched between two layers of outer materials to form one thick and durable fabric. Various different types of waddings offer different levels of heat retention; the wadding often varies in weight and thickness and is held in place by stitching that covers both the outer fabric and the wadding.
Waterproof fabrics come in a vast selection of finishes and textures while also possessing a variety of practical qualities. With their durable properties and variety of colours and styles that we stock, waterproof fabrics are perfect for protecting against extreme weather conditions and will maintain their protective qualities use after use. While protecting from water is the primary use for waterproof fabrics, we stock an extensive range of waterproof fabrics making them perfect for a number of different projects.
As spring draws to a close and summer begins our range of fabrics is updated. Our selection of summer fabrics are great for many practical and decorative uses and come in a huge range of colours and styles. As well as an expanding our selection of colours for the season we’ve now expanded our range to some more lightweight and breathable fabrics perfect for use in warmer temperatures. With a wide collection of coatings and textures available our seasonal fabrics, the amount of possible uses for our summer range is boundless.
Fire retardant fabrics are refer to fabrics that require a treatment to reduces the chance of catching a flame, where in normal circumstances it would burn. We have CRIB 5 upholstery , BS 5867 curtain and BS 5852 drape fabrics. We also stock inherently fire retardant fabrics in a variety of different widths and colours. Inherently fire retardant fabrics are of the highest quality which can be washed and dry cleaned without losing the fire retardant. Much of the exhibition, Stage, wedding and theatre industry uses these fabrics in great abundance.
Hessian fabrics are coarse, woven fabrics composed of natural fibres, most frequently from the jute plant. Often referred to as burlap, Hessian fabrics can be made from jute, cotton and sisal fibres, giving the fabrics different weaves varying from tight to very visibly open. Although the origins of Hessian and its original uses are very old, in recent years the production of Hessian has modernised with Hessian fabrics being produced in a variety of colours, densities and even with fire retardant coatings. Our range of Hessian comes in brightly coloured jutes, tightly woven cotton, fire retardant and classic natural Hessian popularly used for industrial sacks.