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  • Using fabric for Easter At Calico Laine

    In the last few weeks I have noticed chocolate eggs creeping back into the supermarkets. This can only mean one thing; Easter is on it's way. Even though the kid's are off for half term now, it won't be long until the Easter holiday is upon us. Now is the time to be thinking of how you can celebrate Easter At Calico Laine using craft and haberdashery. Using gingham for Easter Sunday with Calico Laine Many people sit down for a special meal on Easter Sunday, usually a lamb roast. It is a great chance to get together with the whole family and just like at Christmas… Read More
  • Using Concealed Zips for a neater finish

    When it comes to dressmaking, there are a number of different fastenings to choose from to fasten a garment. You can choose from zips, press fasteners, hooks and bars and buttons. The best selling fastener at Calico Laine is no doubt zips. Whether you are sewing a jacket, knitting a child's aran cardigan or making a bag; zips are one of the most reliable and have a great aesthetic. Zips come in a range of styles including dress zips, Concealed Zips, metal zips, jeans zips just to name a few. Concealed Zips give a garment a better aesthetic When making clothing, es… Read More
  • The Many Uses of Stylecraft Knitting Wool

    Knitting is an extremely popular hobby for all ages. You can create almost anything with Knitting Wool. Items such as clothing, accessories and interior items can all be made by knitting. Different wool's are particularly effective for different items you are creating. Here at calico laine we stock a variety of Stylecraft Knitting Wool in many colours and designs. Aran Knitting Wool Aran Wool is named after the piece of clothing - the aran jumper. It is a medium weight yarn that is ideal for creating clothing pieces such as jumpers and cardigans. As well as these … Read More
  • Crafting ideas for Spring

    The spring is a great time to get Crafting. By now everyone is utterly fed up with the cold weather and dark nights so I always enjoy embarking on some spring projects to cheer myself up. At the moment I'm making bags, firstly I made a very simple but effective beach bag in preparation for our family summer holiday. I realise you can buy beach bags relatively cheaply these days but I have really enjoyed making this, it has a secret compartment for my purse and better still it matches my swim suit! Crafting  with Interfacing If you're looking for new crafting ide… Read More
  • Kid's Crafts for February Half Term

    It doesn't seem too long since we had a break for Christmas but in the next few weeks the kids will be off school again for half term. With the weather turning particularly cold recently, it is inevitable that they are going to have to spend a lot of the holiday indoors. This is the best time for children to explore their creative side with Kid's Crafts. This can be things that have done before or new activities that the whole family can join in with. Use wooden letters for Kid's Crafts Crafting with wooden letters A recent addition to the craft section at Calico… Read More
  • Spring Fabrics and Trends with Calico Laine

    Now spring is officially around the corner its time to think about the big fashion trends. This year there seems to be a variety of trends hitting the scene that are the most popular looks. These styles seem to involve mostly colour pallets such as pastels and block brights. If you love making your own garments you need to start looking for Spring Fabrics to match these trends. Pastel Colours, Spring Fabrics One of the main Spring Trends is the ice cream pallet with colours such as pastel pinks, lemons and mints. These colours are seen everywhere such as garments,… Read More
  • New Fabrics Online at Calico Laine

    With many people struggling to find dressmaking fabrics in their local area we know how important it is for people to buy Fabrics Online. We do our best to bring high quality fabrics to our customers at competitive prices. We have a number of ranges which we stock all year round however we are always adding to this. Occasionally we stock one of rolls of fabric or we add a whole range. This keeps our Fabrics Online interesting for new and old customers. Buy Furnishing Fabric Online for your home Most of the Fabrics Online that we sell are dressmaking fabrics and ca… Read More
  • Buy Fabrics at Calico Laine

    Here at Calico Laine we have a large number of Fabrics to choose from for your dressmaking projects. Whether you are a beginner, love sewing as a hobby or a professional dressmaker, this is the shop for you. Our online store stocks fabrics ranging from heavy winter tartans to extra light chiffon's in stunning designs and colours. You will be able to find something you are looking for to create your perfect garment. As well as Fabrics you can be sure to find all the extras to help you along the way. Our Haberdashery section bursts with colourful zips, machine needl… Read More
  • Chiffon Bridal Fabric for your wedding day

    Here at Calico Laine, wedding season is truly upon us. Brides are currently in the process of deciding what to wear on their big day; along with their bridesmaids. Choosing Bridal Fabric can often become a daunting task. At Fabric-World, we are here to help with our extensive knowledge of Wedding Fabrics to make the choice easier. Chiffon Bridal Fabric is a popular choice for weddings In the past few years, we have noticed that chiffon Bridal Fabric has become a popular choice for brides. Chiffon fabric gives a dress a soft, flowing look. It is an ideal fabric if … Read More
  • Winter Warmers by Calico Laine

    Beat the cold this January by creating bespoke, winter warmers using an array of materials from Calico Laine that are sure to keep you toasty and warm as the cold weather worsens. With our fleece fabrics and wool fabrics you can create a fabulous winter wardrobe, from hats, scarves, and gloves to jumpers, jackets, coats, and home interiors - fleece has many uses! Fleece Fabrics Fleece is a great fabric for the winter as it keeps you insulated and warm but is also a breathable fabric which makes it comfortable to wear. If you're looking for affordable, warm clothi… Read More

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