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  • Tartan Fabrics not just for Christmas

    Although Tartan Fabrics are not specifically Christmassy they do seem to be everywhere this time of year. I think this is truer than ever this autumn as tartan fabrics are also the height of fashion. Whether you're looking for gift wrap, Christmas decorations, a new dress or a blazer jacket there seems to be a tartan option everywhere you look. I just love wearing tartan fabrics, they are stylish, bold, classy and in turn a timeless option. Here at Calico Laine we stock a huge selection of tartan fabrics some of which have a very traditional long standing Scotti… Read More
  • Tartan Fabrics for Burns Night

    Tartan fabrics have been around for hundreds of years and are the ultimate timeless fashion fabric. Traditional tartan plaids have a strong association with Scottish culture and are particularly popular this time of year of Burns night is fast approaching. Burns night is a Scottish commemoration which celebrates the life and work of poet Robert Burns. Although Burns night is a Scottish celebration, people right across the globe appreciate the occasion and fashion their best tartans in honour of the poet. History of Tartan Fabrics Traditionally tartan was made of p… Read More
  • Tartan - the best winter fabric you'll find

    Whenever we think about the perfect winter fabrics our minds always end up in two places: wool and tartan. While we know that tartan is more of a pattern rather than a fabric, we still think it brings up gorgeous ideas about designs and outfits that we can create with that familiar Scottish pattern. Tartan - the perfect winter fabric? Whenever we find tartan fabric we know that it is going to end up in an amazing creation: there's so much that you can do with it and with so many colours and patterns available there are limitless options for what we can make. From … Read More
  • From net curtains to tartan fabric

    A snapshot of the top stock from a leading textile company for the UK We sell haberdashery items, craft supplies and fabrics UK wide, from our ever growing online store. At any given time we have hundreds of fabrics to choose from, including many seasonal and sale items. We thought we would take some time today to look at a few of our biggest sellers. Who knows, you may find yourself inspired to get sewing!   Tartan fabrics Tartan fabrics are always one of our biggest sellers. Tartan fabric goes in and out of fashion on the high street but whether people are … Read More

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