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Tag Archives: Fabric

  • Buy Fabrics Online - Summer Holiday Projects

    Summer is round the corner and we are all holding out hope for a repeat of last years beautiful weather. If you are lucky enough to be jet-setting this year, you may want to pack a few handmade pieces for your holiday. We have a huge range of stunning holiday fabrics and, here at Calico Laine, we make it incredibly easy to Buy Fabrics Online. Take advantage of our Sample Service to ensure you pick the perfect fabric to set off that tan. Kaftans and Cover Ups Swimsuit cover ups are an absolute holiday staple, these lightweight brightly coloured garments are an easy… Read More
  • Stylish Summer Fabrics at Calico Laine

    Although it may not feel like it with the weather at the moment, Summer will soon be upon us and it is time to bring out the summer sewing patterns. Here at Calico Laine, we are always bringing you the best Fabrics to keep you in style whatever the season. Floral Fabrics Floral prints are always a Summer go-to, they look great on everyone and here at Calico Laine we have such a wide variety. My current favourite is our Azure Floral Cotton Print Fabric, a beautiful quality 100% cotton fabric in a fun vibrant blue. This would be perfect for a summer dress; the cotto… Read More
  • New Fabrics Online at Calico Laine

    Spring is upon us and here at Calico Laine we love to keep you updated with the latest fabrics online. We are constantly updating our stock to bring in fresh colours and designs to suit your every mood and project. Whether you are a crafter or a dressmaker, there is always something new and different to inspire you. Printed Easy Care Fabrics Easy care fabrics are brilliant for Spring and Summer styles. The non-crease and minimal iron properties make these the perfect addition to your wardrobe. Our easy care range is a combination of digitally printed satins, crepe… Read More
  • Dancewear Fabrics at Calico Laine

    Dancewear fabrics have been a part of Calico Laine for many years. We offer everything from stunning lycras to sequinned numbers for the back row. We have everything you need to create professional finished dance costumes for any level. Lycra Lycra Fabric is the best go-to fabric for any kind of sport or dance wear. The 4-way stretch in lycra means it stretches in all directions and allows your costumes to become like a second skin. This makes it easy to move in and comfortable to wear. Lycra is a great leotard and legging fabric, meaning you have a lovely base g… Read More
  • Choosing Satin Fabrics

    Satin Fabric is one of the most common fabrics there is, I think everyone has heard the word. However, there are so many different types it can be hard to know which is right for your project. Here at Calico Laine, we offer a wide variety of satin fabrics to suit every project and budget. Satin is a luxurious polyester fabric with a glossy surface and dull backing, making it perfect for stunning dressmaking projects. Often used as a more cost-effective version of pure silk, it is popular for bridal and occasion wear. Economy Satin Fabrics This pretty much does wha… 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 #4 - Technical Fabrics

    How are we already at week 4! After saying goodbye to Poncho-loving Ben, it is now time for technical week. 'Technical Week' means the contestants tasks will include the use of 'technical' or 'performance' Fabrics, designed for a particular property. Fabrics in this category can have waterproof qualities, high amounts of stretch, windproof and many more capabilities. This was a clear step-up in techniques and designs across all 3 challenges, the competition is definitely heating up! Swimsuit Pattern Challenge This was definitely my favourite challenge to date. The… 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
  • 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
  • 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

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