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Why pleating to the design of the fabric is so important

By |2018-04-04T14:01:02+00:00April 4th, 2018|Fabric|

September 2, 2012 by Denton Drapes Why pleating to the design of the fabric is so important. We are a high quality trade and retail workroom so attention to detail is very important to our customers and to ourselves. When making curtains we specialise in pleating to the design of the fabric which makes a tremendous [...]

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How Many Double Rubs Does an Upholstery Fabric Need?

By |2018-03-07T19:15:54+00:00March 7th, 2018|Uncategorized|

by Greenhouse Fabrics on February 13, 2018 written by Melissa Wolck Have you ever heard of double rubs or abrasion rating? Have you seen something like "50,000 double rubs" included in a fabric's spec information? These terms refer to an important number you should consider when deciding on an upholstery fabric. Think about double rubs like this... Every time you sit down on your [...]

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Pattern Matching: The Art of Upholstery

By |2018-03-07T19:11:42+00:00March 7th, 2018|Fabric|

by Greenhouse Fabrics on February 20, 2018 written by Melissa Wolck I recently began taking upholstery classes from a local community college, because I wanted to learn to reupholster my own furniture and put the gorgeous fabrics I work with every day to use. My very first piece was a great find at a local consignment shop for [...]

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Hand Block Printing

By |2018-02-09T19:38:34+00:00February 23rd, 2018|Fabric|

Block printing is an ancient Indian tradition that dates back to as early as the 12th Century. To this day this art form continues to be passed on from generation to generation. The Design & Carving Process A design is drawn on paper and transferred to a smooth piece of rosewood or teak wood. Blocks need to [...]

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What is Chintz?

By |2018-02-09T19:37:29+00:00February 16th, 2018|Fabric|

Originating as hand painted or Indian wood block prints featuring botanicals and pictorial scenes, Chintz was once a favorite in European fashion, bedding, drapery and household linens. Its popularity threatened the European textile industry, therefore, the French and British Parliament imposed a ban on importing chintz from India in the 16th and 17th Century. Known as [...]

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Eco Friendly Fabrics

By |2018-02-09T19:26:35+00:00February 9th, 2018|Fabric|

  Our Greenhouse Fabric Gurus get asked all the time, “What would you suggest as an Eco- friendly fabrics?” This means safe on the environment, recycled or biodegradable. Here is a reference list of our environmentally friendly fabrics. 1. Linen - is a natural fiber made from the flax plant. It doesn’t require any pesticides [...]

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Designing with Small Scale Patterns

By |2018-01-17T15:18:54+00:00January 17th, 2018|Fabric|

I just came across this great article by Melissa Wolck at Greenhouse Fabrics......... Here it is: Designing with pattern can be a little intimidating. There are so many styles to choose from, in addition to endless varieties of scale and color. A general rule of thumb for mixing fabric patterns is to select one large, one medium and one small scale, but [...]

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