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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
  • New Spring Fabrics at Calico Laine

    Here at Calico Laine, we are always updating our range of stunning Fabrics to bring you the latest trends. Spring is definitely in the air and we are loving that little bit of sunshine. Our brand new Spring Fabrics have got us all inspired for our next projects. Craft Cotton Fabrics We are particularly proud of our Craft Cotton Fabrics range, offering a rainbow of plains and a huge range of printed designs. Craft cotton is a 100% high quality cotton fabric, making it a wonderfully versatile fabric for both crafts and dressmaking. Our beautiful spring prints includ… Read More
  • GBSB #3 - 70s week - Calico Laine

    The 1970s, a decade of the style tribe and political rebellion. So what's the best way of celebrating this? On the GBSB of course! This week the GBSB contestants were tasked to create three 70s-inspired garments to encapsulate the varying styles. Flares The pattern challenge this week could not have been anything other than a good pair of flares. They are an iconic staple to the decade, and as explained in last night episode, a symbol of rebellion. This was a brilliant way to test the sewers skills as they were asked for a full fly front, pockets, a yoke and a set… Read More
  • The GBSB #2 with Calico Laine - Children's Week

    How has a week gone by so fast? Children's week is already upon us, bringing three new challenges for our lovely contestants. This week they were tasked to create garments on a smaller scale, testing their precision and dexterity. This was definitely a fun and colourful episode to watch and all of us at Calico Laine loved it! Cotton Jersey Hoodies This was a great pattern challenge to do, using cute printed cotton jersey and stretchy ribbing, each contestant was to create a child's hoodie. If you are sewing along at home, this is a fairly easy pattern to follow an… Read More
  • Christmas Crafternoons with Calico Laine

    Looking for something festive to do with the family over the Christmas period? Why not create your very own Christmas 'Crafternoon'! This is a great idea to get the kids involved in crafting or just for bringing the family together with a few Christmas tunes and a glass of mulled wine. With Calico Laine's online store, you don't even need to leave your home to plan a festive get-together. We have a huge range of festive bits and bobs to inspire the whole family. Here at Calico Laine we have everything from jingle bells to Christmas ribbons, felts, beads and more. … Read More
  • Summer trends at Calico Laine

    Its been many years since we have experience such a glorious summer, to say its been over due is an understatement if ever there was one. One of the best things about a lovely hot summer is  finally being able to get some wear out of our summer wardrobes. The summer trends this year have been exciting, fun and easy to replicate too which is always a bonus. Summer Trend - Spandex Jersey The shops are currently full of jump suits, not only is this summer trend classy but jump suits can also be tailored to suit every shape and every occasion. Personally I am a fan … Read More
  • Taking a look inside Calico Laine

    Here at Calico Laine we're always hearing from our customers that our shop is like an Aladdin's cave and they're right. I like to think that our Liscard Calico Laine store is like our own T.A.R.D.I.S, small on the outside and bigger on the inside. Plenty of people who have shopped with us for years don't even realise that Calico Laine has an upstairs! There is so much to see at Calico Laine that you could spend hours and hours just pottering about in all the different parts of the shop. Our staff know all the ins and outs, nooks and cranny's of our fabulous … Read More
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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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