Here is another item we found at the recent show we attended – this top quality veterinary bedding suitable for cats and dogs. It has a non-slip coating on the back to help it stay in place and a lovely design featuring brown paw prints on a cream background. There are so many ways to use this vet bed – in an existing bed or basket, direct on the floor or in a car or caravan. You could even use it as a mat where your pet comes in from outside to reduce muddy pawprints. It’s so easy to wash and dries quickly for reuse. Vet bed is suitable for all ages of pets from newborn puppies and kittens through to elderly animals where the soft fleece helps to prevent pressure sores.
Thick 30mm pile
Helps prevent skin problems
Double woven backing harder to chew
Easily cut to size and shape using household scissors
I thought I would share with you these new silk dupion and other silk fabrics which we now have available to order by the metre. The first photograph shows a hanger of silk dupion fabric suitable for curtains or dressmaking. This has a lovely range of colours and is priced at £30 per metre. Silk makes absolutely sumptuous curtains, though we do recommend interlining curtains for best effect – something our experienced seamstresses can undertake for you if you wish.
Next you can see a different range of fabrics in these 3 books. First another silk dupion at £31/metre, then a Merino Wool and Silk mix at £54/metre (suitable for curtains or upholstery) and lastly a range of soft woven silk fabrics which feel almost like linen. These are priced at £44 per metre for plains and stripes and £51.60 for the embroidered leaf fabric. There is even a range of silk wallcoverings (not shown).
Finally, if you like the look of silk but not the price tag, why not consider these excellent faux silks – at only £16.68 per metre they make an excellent substitute. We are always happy to let you take hangers home if you are local to us (subject to a cash deposit) so that you can check colours in your home.
Now we are more than half way through the school year, this year’s leavers and GCSE students are thinking ahead to when the exams are all over and they can celebrate in style. Our tailor’s dummy Miss Haversham is dressed up in style to show what can be done with a stunning fabric and a little imagination. She even has a ‘corsage’ made of fabric from our scrap baskets – these scraps are free for students and children. For those whose imagination needs a little help, we have dress patterns in stock and are happy to help you work out your fabric requirements. This particular prom dress fabric is currently on sale at £4.95 per metre and will be snapped up at that price, but there are plenty more to choose from in store including our lovely faux silks which can be ordered from our sample hangers and are suitable for both curtains and dressmaking.
Here is another of our new fabrics – this lovely crewel work fabric would make superb curtains or cushions. On this cream fabric crewel work design of flowers and leaves gives a really individual finish. The crewel work includes several colours to tone with a variety of decors.
Fabric width 52″/132cm
Pattern repeat 35″/89cm
Price £19.90 per metre
One of our most popular types of fabric are the natural linens and linen cotton unions. We now have a new stock of 100% linen fabric which is 60″/150cm wide at only £7.25 per metre. This natural linen fabric can be used as a curtain or upholstery fabric. We would recommend washing the fabric before use if it is to be washed in the future in order to allow for shrinkage.
This fabric is called ‘Temperance’ but to us it harks back to William Morris. There is a teal (a little like duck-egg blue but darker) print on the fabric giving the outline of the leaf design in off-white. This fabric has a small pattern repeat of only 9.25″/23cm which can mean less wastage. This pretty fabric would make super curtains or cushions, though the weave is too loose for upholstery.
Fabric width 60″/152cm
Pattern width (print on fabric) 50.5″/128 cm
Pattern repeat 9.25″/23cm
Price £9.50 per metre
We had a few new exciting fabrics in last week, which I will try to add here as soon as I can, but here’s one to be going along with – this fun ‘washing line’ themed fabric. The basic fabric is a heavy cream cotton calico, but the design is what really attracted us. It features lines of washing with the most amazing detail of patches, sequins and beads. We thought it would be suitable for curtains but much more as well – how about cushions or bags, a wardrobe curtain or cover or even bed hangings on one of those clever high beds that kids love so much these days. I’m sure you’ll think of many more uses too, but if you want this fabric then get in quick as it’s sure to be popular.
The fabric is 59″/150cm wide and costs £13.50 per metre. The lines of washing are approximately 13″/33cm apart and the clothes on the line approx 10″/25cm apart.
Here is a great way to freshen up your home with this lovely light print fabric. This curtain fabric features a design of allium (onion) flower and seed heads. It is a high quality cotton curtain fabric, and has a small pattern repeat, so you are less likely to have wastage. This floral fabric comes in three different colourways (see below) and can be lined with any of our linings from the inexpensive polycotton to the blackout lining which protects from early morning sun in the summer. See here for details of how to calculate fabric requirements.
Fabric width 53″/136cm
Fabric composition 100% Cotton
Pattern repeat 12.5″/32cm
Price £12.70 per metre
You may think it’s a little odd for us to stock a London Map fabric down here in West Dorset, but we fell in love with this unusual fabric. You wouldn’t want to use it to find your way around the capital, but for curtains, blinds, cushions, light upholstery, tablecloths, craft projects or bedspreads it’s just the ticket. Continue reading London Fabric – Fabric Map Print
At Livingstone Textiles we have an extensive range of curtain and upholstery fabric to order from our sample hangers. It’s always lovely to see what the suppliers have to offer our customers to broaden our choice, but this time we were more excited than ever. Amongst a stunning range of new prints from Prestigious Textiles was a fantastic range of sea fabric themes. Continue reading New Seaside Fabric selection from Prestigious Textiles
New in this week – we have sourced this stunning Nina Campbell Tokelau fabric featuring amazing designs of sea creatures (mostly fish). This designer fabric has a large pattern repeat of one metre, with a straight match edge to edge. Our personal feeling was that we would not worry too much about a pattern match from one curtain to another, only if joining lengths. And there are so many other things you could do with this fabric – cut out the designs and applique to bags, cushions or even curtains. Or put a piece in a picture frame for a stunning addition to your home. This fabric normally retails at around £50 a metre, so our bargain price of only £13.50 is stunning! We only have around 20 metres of this fabric (and only this colourway) so if you want some you will have to act fast! We won’t be adding this to Ebay so if you want to buy you can telephone or email at the details on our contact page. First come, first served!
Below you can see more detail of some of the fish featured in this lovely fabric, but the photos truly don’t do it justice. The colours are stunning and the depth of the pattern has to be seen to be properly appreciated. We hope this will be only the first of other fabric designer bargains, so watch this space!
Here you can see a selection of our range of pvc vinyl tablecloth fabric (also known as oilcloth). This tabling is 54″/137cm wide and comes in a range of designs – the selection we have in stock is constantly changing.
We also stock a clear vinyl tablecloth which gives you a wipe clean tablecloth while still allowing you to see the table beneath. These oilcloth tablecloths are also suitable for lining shelves or drawers to give an easily cleanable surface. Most of the oilcloth tablecloths are priced at £7.50 per metre, except for the clear vinyl tablecloth, which is £5.50.
See below for pictures of some of the current range :
We do not currently send out these tablecloths by mail order because they are not suitable for folding, but why not call into the shop when you are in the Bridport area to see what we have?