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  • The Great British Sewing Bee #1 - THAT Jumpsuit!

    The Great British Sewing Bee is finally back! Our team here at Calico Laine have been clearing their Tuesday nights in preparation for the excitement to begin.The sewing bug is gripping the nation and we cannot get enough! The Wiggle Dress The contestants were thrown in straight away with the first challenge; the classic wiggle dress. This iconic dress curves over the hip and tapers down towards the knee, resulting in a flattering pencil skirt design. This fitted style gives a distinct 'wiggle' when walking, reflecting it's nickname. We can thank Christian Dior's … Read More
  • Choosing Net Curtains with Calico Laine

    Net Curtains have fallen off the trend radar over recent years; but there are ways to bring these timeless designs into your home in a fresh pretty way. Here at Calico Laine, we have a stunning range of designs to suit every taste. We offer drops ranging from 36" through to 90", so no matter your space we will always have something for you. Measuring for your net curtains could not be easier. To measure the 'drop' or length you need your curtains to be, measure from the top of your window frame down and choose the closest drop. For the width (how many metres to p… Read More
  • Knitting Wool - DIY Easy Chunky Blanket

    I think most people would agree that knitting is one of the most therapeutic forms of crafting there is. It's something you can do whilst watching the TV of an evening and can be as simple or as complicated as you would like it to be. Knitting Wool can be a little overwhelming to choose from but here at Calico Laine, we offer a wide variety for every project and taste. Stylecraft Life DK and Life Chunky are brilliant standard weight wools with a soft feel and easy knit. We are always updating our colour range with seasonal shades and vibrant tones. Our range of St… Read More
  • 2019 Bridal Fabrics at Calico Laine

    2019 is upon us, meaning Wedding season isn't far behind. Here at Calico Laine we have everything you need to create your dream Wedding Dress. Whatever your theme or colour scheme, we have something special for your big day. If you are making your own dress or having a tailor create a bespoke piece, our range of Bridal Fabrics make it easy to bring your vision to life. Haven't decided on your perfect dress? Why not try some of the top trends for 2019 to spark your inspiration! Elegant Luxury Elegant Luxury is the top trend for 2019 weddings, taking inspiration fro… Read More
  • Haberdashery, Gutermann threads

    Do you ever enter a Haberdashery shop and feel completely overwhelmed by the selection of threads on display? You're not alone. These days the variety is extensive and it's very easy to get confused by the sheer volume. Gutermann are the leading manufacturer of sewing threads with a fantastic global reputation and a history spanning over 125 years, so it's safe to say they know their haberdashery! You may have noticed in any haberdashers that Gutermann threads are a little more expensive than other brands. The reason for this is because this brand develops the m… Read More
  • Quilting Fabrics at Calico Laine

    Quilting or patchwork is a huge part of what we offer here at Calico Laine. There is just something so special about making a patchwork quilted piece. It's also a lovely way to bring that handmade touch to your home. Quilting techniques can be used to make patchwork quilts and throws in an endless combination of colours and shapes. Sometimes starting a big project like a patchwork quilt can feel a little intimidating, so why not start with a pretty cushion cover? We guarantee you will be hooked in no time! Quilting Fabrics Here at Calico Laine we have a large ran… Read More
  • Christmas Crafternoons with Calico Laine

    Looking for something festive to do with the family over the Christmas period? Why not create your very own Christmas 'Crafternoon'! This is a great idea to get the kids involved in crafting or just for bringing the family together with a few Christmas tunes and a glass of mulled wine. With Calico Laine's online store, you don't even need to leave your home to plan a festive get-together. We have a huge range of festive bits and bobs to inspire the whole family. Here at Calico Laine we have everything from jingle bells to Christmas ribbons, felts, beads and more. … Read More
  • Christmas Haberdashery At Calico Laine

    Can you believe its December already? Where has the year gone? Don't despair yet though, there still 3 full weeks left and till the big day, which means you still have plenty of time to stock up on your haberdashery supplies and complete your festive projects, whatever they may be. Door Bows It's impossible to ignore all the fabulous Christmas decorations being put up in peoples homes, shops and town centres. They really do make you feel very festive. Over the last couple of years door bows have become very fashionable on shop doors and front doors. They really do… Read More
  • Christmas Dressmaking Fabrics

    The presents are almost wrapped, the fairy lights are twinkling..it's official..Christmas is almost here! Christmas Day is not complete without a glamorous outfit to feel fabulous in. Here at Calico Laine we have a huge range of patterns and dressmaking fabrics to suit every sewing ability and style. From a simple skirt, through to a glitzy dress we can help you bring your ideas to life. Everybody deserves to feel extra special at Christmas! Our extensive range of dressmaking fabrics is always changing with the trends and seasons. We love bringing you new colours … Read More
  • Berisfords Ribbon for Christmas

    Berisfords Ribbon are a well established, internationally renowned company who have been making beautiful ribbons in the North West of England for over 150 years. With all these years of experience Berisfords have really mastered their collections to perfection. They offer an extensive range with something for every occasion. Obviously, at this time of year the focus is on Christmas. This is by far my favourite time of year and an excellent excuse to stock up on my ribbons. I always choose to work with Berisfords Ribbons because the quality is guaranteed, their … Read More

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