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  • Christmas Fabrics with Calico Laine

    I don't know about your household but every year in out house Cinnamon our naughty elf comes to visit every day through December. My kids absolutely love the elf's antics but as a parent it is actually really hard work trying to think up new ideas for the 4th or 5th year running. This year I'm determined to be super organised. I've stocked up on Christmas Fabrics, googly eyes, festive ribbons, felts and glue gun sticks. Lets be honest, it's impossible to go all out every night for 24 days so sometimes the simplest ideas are the best, quite often its the simplest t… Read More
  • Haberdashery, which machine needle?

    Haberdashery can be a complicated subject as it covers to so many variables, choices, personal preferences and brands. It doesn't matter if you're a complete beginner or an experience dress maker, its very easy to get confused when buying sewing machine needles. The selection is vast and it can be overwhelming understanding the intricacies. I've had a look though out haberdashery department here at Calico Laine and picked out some of our best selling machine needles and some which cause most confusion in the hope of eliminating any mix ups. Universal needles; Thes… Read More
  • Dressmaking Fabrics for beginners

    If you're a beginner to sewing then you may feel a little over whelmed by all the different types Dressmaking Fabrics, patterns and haberdashery products. Obviously there are certain fabrics which are better suited for beginners and others your best avoiding at first. If you're just starting out then the first thing to do is decide what you want to make. Here at Calico Laine we stock Butterick, McCalls and Vogue patterns, all 3 brands have an easy section which are surprisingly varied so there definitely something for everyone. Once you've decided what you want … Read More
  • Autumn fabrics online at Calico Laine

    Is it too soon the mention the dreaded C word? Lets be honest though, if you make a lot of your Christmas presents it's always sensible to start early because it will be here before you know it. There's nothing quite like a cosy evening in sorting through your Autumn Fabrics especially as the nights draw in and the weather gets cold. This year I intend to make lots of presents for my nearest and dearest. There's something special about unique hand made gift. Fleece Fabric for Autumn My Autumn fabric of choice at the moment is fleece. Here at Calico Laine we have a… Read More
  • Haberdashery, new products by Vilene

    Vilene, also know as Vlieseline have been one of the international leader in producing Haberdashery products for over 60 years. The company, based in Germany employ's a group of people who are at the cutting edge of developments within the haberdashery trade, this enables Vilene to constantly introduce new lines and keep its audience intrigued and loyal to a name they know. Essential Vilene for your Haberdashery Stash So what must have products have vilene introduced recently that are essential to your haberdashery stash? One new product that I particularly like i… Read More
  • Fabrics for the Autumn at Calico Laine

    Personally I just love the Autumn, there's something very cosy about the crisp mornings and the nights slowly drawing in. Obviously the change of seasons naturally leads to a change in our wardrobes, although there's something bright and cheerful about creating a summer wardrobe I love using nice warm cosy Autumn Fabrics. People quite often assume Autumn and Winter fabrics are going to be dark dull and dowdy but this season the catwalk is full of interesting and inspiring colours and textures, here at Calico Laine our new seasonal ranges of fabrics wont let you d… Read More
  • School Essentials: Haberdashery

    School Essentials, Haberdashery: With the  changing of the seasons comes the start of a new school year. Some of our little ones aren't so little anymore and are making the big step from junior school to secondary. With this change comes a whole host of subjects and skills that they may never have experienced before, including textiles. Most schools now require parents to provide a basic standard sewing kit for their children to bring with them to their lessons. The temptation to grab a cheap mass produced kit can be great. This quick grab solution doesn't hold … Read More
  • Alternative Bridal Fabrics at Calico Laine

    Its been an exciting year for the British public with another Royal wedding. Meghan Markle certainly lived up to all our expectations back in June, she was a stunning bride. Lets be realistic though, most of us don't have £200,000 to spend on a Givenchy dress. The same beautiful style can be recreated at a fraction of the price. If you're getting married this year or next year then its probably sensible to set a budget. Bridal fabrics don't have to brake the bank. Satin Bridal Fabrics Here at Calico Laine we sell an excellent selection of Bridal fabrics. The firs… Read More
  • Fabric Shop - New Dance Fabrics

    Our Fabric Shop in Neston is one of the busiest outlet fabrics in the area and also comprises our bust mail order warehouse. Stretching over 4500 square feet our selection of goodies includes fabrics, haberdashery, crafts and so much more. Our Neston Fabric Shop is also open to the public so do feel free to come in and browse our selection. Dressmaking and sewing is currently as popular as it has ever been and in order to stay on top of all of the latest trends we are consistently receiving deliveries of stock from some of the most renowned suppliers in the countr… Read More
  • Haberdashery for bag making

    In recent years bag making has become an increasingly popular hobby for sewing enthusiasts. As the consequence Haberdashery supplies have increased their ranges to meet demands. The products available these days enable you to make all kinds of bags finished to the highest standard. Prym Products Prym are the largest haberdashery supplier globally so needless to say they have an outstanding selection of bag making products. In recent years their range has grown dramatically and now includes products like bag studs which are easily attached to the base of your ba… Read More

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