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  1. Knitting Wool

    When starting a new project deciding on which Knitting Wool to use can be a perplexing task, especially when new to knitting. There are lots of factors to take into account such as the wool specified on a pattern you may be using, who you are knitting for and any potential allergies that they may have. Knitting for babies is...
  2. Haberdashery - Clothing dyes

    Dylon products are a popular Haberdashery purchase at Calico Laine and it really is no surprise why, when a simple dye or touch up with a whitener can breath new life into a tired looking wardrobe. Dylon products are not only for freshening old garments. They can also be used on new fabrics to create the desired colour of your...
  3. Buy Fabric - Christmas fabric

    The festive season calls for plenty of decoration. With so much to display there is nothing better than displaying our own creations; They are unique and add a different element of christmas sparkle to your home. Here at calico laine we stock a huge range of fabrics all ready for the festive season to begin so Buy Fabric today and...
  4. Dress Fabric - Work wear

    This autumns work wear is a large part of the fashion scene. A suit does not have to be just for in the office, a casual tailored look is all the rage. So why not get creative with Dress Fabrics to create your own individual tailored style. Singer, Mary J Blige wears a tartan pencil skirt. A pencil skirt is the...
  5. Knitting Wool - Autumn Style

    With the days getting shorter, the weather taking a turn for the cold and wet and the leaves on the trees changing colour it can only mean that autumn is drawing in. With the change of season comes a change in fashion and this year wool is all in so why not purchase Knitting Wool  and get to work mimicking the...
  6. Net Curtains - It's all about the cabbages

    Net Curtains are not just for hanging in your windows or over your doors. They are perfectly designed for doing a number of jobs that would never have crossed your mind. With october fast approaching and the harvest festival you really need to protect those vegetable patches and allotments from bugs and pests. Nets are perfect for this as they...
  7. Dressmaking Fabrics: Brushed Cotton Fabric Pyjamas

    Jessie J takes pyjamas to a whole new level. Sales of pyjamas at major retailers are soaring after top celebrities such as Nicky Hilton, Jessie J, have been seen out on the street sporting various pyjamas. Brushed cotton fabric is a very popular Dressmaking Fabric for making pyjamas as it is breathable and machine washable at a high temperature...
  8. Wedding Fabric - Grooms

    It is always important on a wedding day that the groom and friends match the bridal party. Sometimes this can be very difficult to achieve, especially where bespoke dresses are chosen, or the bridal party has chosen an unusual fabric off the peg. There is always an easy answer to how to match turn to our vast selection of Wedding...
  9. Net Curtains - Be a bit different

    Net Curtains can be seen to be a tiny bit dated and 'naff'. It's also a chore to keep bleaching them back to white when they get the slights stain or bit of dust on them. But they don't just have to hang in the window (or stuffed under the stairs). They can be used to make a number of...
  10. Dressmaking Fabric - Winter Fabric

    As the cold weather has started to arrive, we are reminded that winter is fast approaching. The christmas posts on facebook and the christmas adverts appearing on the television are also a helpful reminder. So why not be proactive and start getting ready to wrap up and be snug as a bug this winter with our Dressmaking Fabric by making yourself...

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