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  • Spring/Summer 2020 – Dressmaking Fabric

    The good weather is just around the corner. We’ve all had enough of our big sweatshirts and jumpers now. Surely, it’s about time we start to put them away, and dig out the Spring/Summer clothes. Here at Calico Laine we’ve got plenty of lovely, high quality dressmaking fabric that will help to inspire and create your new season wardrobe. Broderie Anglaise Fabric Broderie Anglaise dressmaking fabric has always been a firm favourite of mine and I am so happy that it is back for 2020. It is 100% cotton meaning it is perfect for the warmer weather, but due to its… Read More
  • Easter Fabric at Calico Laine

    It feels like we’ve only just got over Christmas, so it seems strange to be talking about Easter already! But as all you crafters and sewers know, it is important to get cracking with your projects in order to get them done. If you are lacking in some inspiration let us here at Calico Laine help you out. Fabrics for Easter When we think of Easter, we think of lovely spring florals. If you head to our website and look under the category Cotton Print Fabrics, you will find a wealth of floral prints. From big and bold to delicately ditsy, there is something that is… Read More
  • Knitting Wool Online at Calico Laine

    Knitting is once again becoming a very popular hobby, and we could not be happier about that. Here at Calico Laine we are very proud of wool department. All our yarns come from our favourite brand, Stylecraft. As they are fast becoming one of the UK’s leading brands in the knitting and crochet world, we can guarantee the highest quality, alongside style. We aim to stock a wide range knitting wool, from the key essentials, to latest fashion trends. Batik Elements DK Wool A favourite of ours from the Fashion Collection is the Batik Elements. This is a double knitt… Read More
  • Buy Zips Online with Calico Laine

    When you buy zips online there are so many to choose from, especially at Calico Laine. Open end or closed end, plastic or metal, invisible, extra-long; the list goes on. There is a lot to consider when choosing the right one. We provide both the best quality zips and the knowledge of what zip would be best for your project. Buy Zips Online - Closed End Our most popular range of zips that we sell online are our YKK dress zips. These zips are closed end meaning they join at the bottom. As such they are perfect for many items of clothing, like skirts, dresses and blo… Read More
  • Choosing your Dress Fabrics

    Starting a new dressmaking project can be quite daunting. There are so many decisions to make. The style, pattern, colour and most importantly, the fabric. Here at Calico Laine you will be spoilt for choice with Dress Fabrics, so unfortunately that may make your decision harder. However, our team are always on hand to help. We pride ourselves on our knowledge of current and upcoming trends. Choosing your Dress Fabrics A good starting point when it comes to choosing a colour for your dress fabric is to look to Pantone Colour of the Year. According to them, the colo… Read More
  • Haberdashery – The Finishing Touches

    It’s not just fabric that we specialise in here at Calico Laine; Haberdashery is also our thing. We know that when it comes to your craft projects, it’s all in the detail. The finishing touches are so important. From fringing to ribbons, buttons to beads, we’ve got everything you could need both online and in store. Haberdashery Trims Add a touch of class and luxury to crafts with some of our lovely trims. Guipure lace is the perfect addition to many projects. Due to its elegant appearance it is often used for bridal wear, but this delicate lace can also be … Read More
  • Fabrics for Winter

    Winter weather means one thing; a new winter wardrobe. Our light weight clothing is a distant memory and we are wrapping up in warmer, cosier attire. Here at Calico Laine we’ve got you covered with all the winter fabrics you could possibly need to get you through the cold months. Wool Fabric Wool fabric is an obvious choice when it comes to wrapping up warm as it’s nature’s insulator. We have a beautiful selection of wool’s, in a range of colours and patterns, many of which are also reversible. They are very hardwearing fabrics, meaning that whether choose… Read More
  • Christmas Fabrics at Calico Laine

    With the sound of jingle bells in the air and Christmas lights on every corner, there is no mistaking that the festive season is well and truly here. So, let’s get stuck into some Christmas crafts, (if you haven’t already) with our wide range of Christmas Fabrics. With something to suit everyone’s taste, colour scheme, and budget you’ll be spoilt for choice! Decorations Add a little more magic to Christmas this year by creating your own decorations. Whether you simply hang your stockings by the chimney with care for decorative purposes, or come Christmas m… Read More
  • Haberdashery at Christmas

    Can you believe the festive period is almost upon us once again. Where has the year gone? Here at Calico Laine our Christmas preparation is in full swing; so whether you're looking for a gift for an avid sewer or some festive inspiration we've got it covered in our Haberdashery department. We live in such a throw away society and unfortunately Christmas is one of the worst culprits with unwanted gifts. Why not make the effort to make your nearest and dearest a little something special that you know they'll value. Our haberdashery department is full of inspiratio… Read More
  • Feathers and Haberdashery with Calico Laine

    Haberdashery is our thing here at Calico Laine and we are so proud of our huge selection. We offer something for everyone, from the core kit you need to get started through to the fancier products. Feathers are a huge part of our haberdashery range and we are always looking for new products to finish off your crafts. Craft Feathers We love using feathers in our crafts, they can add a level of texture and fun to a variety of projects. Our Mixed Craft Feathers are a great all-round haberdashery item. Add these onto your cards, craft projects and even dressmaking pro… Read More

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