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  • Three Spookily Easy Last Minute Halloween Crafts

    Halloween is now less than a week away, but don't fear here at Calico Laine we've got you covered with three spookily easy last minute halloween crafts to get you in the spirit. Mini Felt Pumpkins Felt Pumpkins, Halloween Crafts You Will Need Orange Felt Green Felt Brown Felt Brown Cotton Thread Brown Embroidery Thread Step By Step Cut a 20cm circle out of your orange felt for the body of your pumpkin. Cut a 5cm circle out of your orange and green felt for the base and top of your pumpkin. Cut a 4x8 rectangle out of your brown felt to cut out the stem of your… Read More
  • Elastics are an essential Haberdashery item

    Everybody should have a well stocked haberdashery stash in their home, full of useful bits and bobs. One of the most staple items we all should have is elastic. It always comes in handy! At Calico Laine we have got a wide range of different elastics, to suit every need. Flat & Round Elastic Let’s start with the basic elastic. Both flat and round elastic are popular choices due to their versatility. Our flat elastic ranges from 3mm width up to 70mm, in black and white, and can be used for variety of things, from dressmaking and accessories to home furnishings… Read More
  • Making a face mask out of Fabrics

    It has been a strange old year. We are all just trying our best to get through it however we can. The best thing about it though is that we all seem to have had a lot more time on our hands. Here at Calico Laine we are thrilled that so many people have decided to fill that time with sewing, crafting and making things out of our lovely fabrics. Fabrics Given the sudden changes to way we go about our daily lives, it is no surprise that the number one stay-at-home activity is making face masks our of Fabrics! These are relatively easy to make. You can find everything… Read More
  • Fabrics this Summer

    With the glorious sunshine already making an appearance, now is the best time to dig out those summer dress patterns. Just in time to create new summer pieces. Whether you are making an eye-catching statement piece or the perfect staple item for your summer wardrobe we have the fabrics for you!  We have a stunning range of dressmaking fabrics that are ideal for getting you through the summer months. Linen Fabrics This fabric is always a popular choice for summer dressmaking projects due to it's temperature-regulating properties, meaning  you will never have to… Read More
  • Baby Knitting Wool online at Calico Laine

    Many of us are finding ourselves at home with a lot of spare time on our hands at the moment. One of the best ways to occupy idle hands is to do something creative. So, lets dig out those knitting needles. Pick up that ball of wool and that pattern that you have been meaning to start for months and let’s get knitting! We have got so many different types of knitting wool on our website, and one of our biggest sections is the Baby Wool. Special Babies DK Knitting Wool Our range of Special Babies DK Wool is one of our most popular. It comes in nine different pastel… Read More
  • Fabrics - New Craft Cottons

    It’s that time of year again. We are starting to get a lot of new fabrics in, ready for a brand new season. Our Craft Cotton department is currently bursting full of new beautiful colours and patterns for you to take a look at. They are made from 100% cotton, which means they are of the highest quality, and perfect for all your Spring time crafts. Batik Craft Cotton Fabrics If it is rich, bold colour palettes that you are wanting, then look no further than the Batik range of fabrics we have in stock. Batik is an old tradition of dyeing cloth, originating from In… Read More
  • 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

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