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  • 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
  • Haberdashery - All types of Elastic

    As I sit writing this post in our Liscard, Calico Laine, branch I am trying to think of the most popular Haberdashery item that we sell and I would have to say that it is elastic. A large amount of people who come into our long standing Liscard store are looking for elastic in some form or another whether it is a flat elastic to create a waistband on a skirt or trousers, a rounded elastic to repair jackets with toggles or a clear elastic to restring some beads. Whatever elastic you need, we are more than likely to stock it! Elastic is an essential Haberdashery it… Read More
  • Haberdashery - Coloured Waistband Elastic

    No matter what level of dressmaker you are, one of the most important Haberdashery items in your sewing box is elastic. Elastic is a flexible and stretchy item made from rubber and then covered in either cotton or polycotton; useful for a number of different projects. It can usually be found in two main types, flat and round, with each type being suitable for different uses. Flat elastic is a Haberdashery item used predominantly for dressmaking as waistbands and cuffing whereas round elastic is used for more craft based projects such as dolls clothes and jewellery… Read More
  • Making Your Own Jewellery!

    A favourite hobby that is growing fast is jewellery making. Here at Calico Laine, we now have an extensive range of Crafts to ensure that all of your needs are catered for in one place! To learn the basics of jewellery making, beading and the various other techniques, I would always recommend a well reviewed book or online video tutorial to practise the techniques  using the various tools that are required to make your own jewellery. One of the first options to consider from our Crafts section is our clear beading elastic that is available in two widths of 0.5mm … Read More

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