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Haberdashery – Prym Tacking Adhesive

New in, is this tacking adhesive for crafts and sewing projects made by Prym, it is great for fabric to fabric tacking and fabric to card/ paper.

It is simple to use and comes in a handy 250ml spray can allowing it to be evenly applied to surfaces. Once you have tacked the fabrics etc together with this adhesive, you can then sew or permanently fix another way without it moving, afterwards you simply pull the sides tacked together apart. The spray adhesive is colourless, odourless and acid free it is also completely washable so won’t damage your fabric or leave a residue.

Watch this video for a demonstration.

 

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Toucan Play

This rather special bag was made by one of our very talented Bridport customers who from time to time pops into the shop to share her latest creations.

This time she has been working on a stunning little satchel to wear whilst riding her bike.  She has used our vivid toucan fabric with bright orange twill as a contrast on the sides.  We adore the fuschia pink lining that picks out the colours in the parrot on the front.  She has also made a matching hat and definitely adds a bright splash of colour when she cycles around the town. Thank you for sharing this with us, we love to see anything you’ve made 🙂

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NEW: Vintage tractor fabric

This lovely heavy cotton curtain fabric is new in at Livingstone Bridport, and we love it! with a beautiful ‘vintage’ colourway, this fabric has a print featuring lovely vintage tractors placed over a subtle farm-based texture – fields away from the usual brightly coloured nursery prints, yet perfect for the little ruralist in your life.

The fabric is 100% printed textured cotton, and 135 cms (53 inches) wide.

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Summer Sun Loungers

One of the staff at Livingstone Textiles has transformed a pair of 1970’s Deckchairs with some new foam and a smart striped canvas weave.

She upcycled an old pair of curtains as the backing and made a slip on cover to fit over the ends of the chairs. We think the orange fabric gives a nod to the seventies without the overpowering Flower Power Man

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Burns Night celebrations

Are you ready to celebrate Burns Night on 25th January 2018?

We have a fabulous selection of tartan fabrics for you to choose from, in order to help you dress for the occasion. Some of our customers have been busy making their outfits, here is a lovely example of a dress made by one of our regular customers. The black and the tartan fabric along with the trim can all be found here at Livingstone Textiles!

 

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Christmas Fabrics and Trims for the Card Makers

Christmas fat quarter bundleWe know our crafters work on their Christmas cards and gifts long before the actual day, so we thought it would be nice to share with you a selection of the lovely ribbons and trims we have in store. There are some fabulous sparkly trims which can be used at any time of year to add a bit of bling. We also have a wide range of Christmas fabrics that are available to purchase all year round, we understand that most people won’t want to be thinking of Christmas yet but for those crafters out there already busy preparing don’t forget where we are and if there is anything that you need that we don’t currently stock please ask a member of our team for their help it might be something we can get in for Christmas card making stripyou, so why not drop in at St Michaels Lane in Bridport, Dorset. You’ll find us on the first floor at the bottom end of Waitrose car park (on Rope Walks). Alternatively you can visit our Yeovil store at Hendford, Yeovil BA20 1UN, where they also stock knitting yarn and books with a Christmas theme.

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Job Vacancy

Sadly a member of our team has decided to leave our Bridport team and although we are saddened by this we are very excited to be able to be adding a new team member to our ranks. Are you a sewer? Want to work with a group of enthusiastic sewers and a fun and inspiring environment? If the answer is yes then why not email us at people@livingstonetextiles.com for a job description and application form.

We can’t wait to hear from you!

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Chess Woodland Fabrics

This beautiful collection of fabric would add a warm country feel to any room in your house with beautiful colours and a wide range of patterns. This collection comes with 8 designs, 4 of which are printed, 2 plain colours, a check and a stripe. The collection comes in 6 different colourways, varying from warm oranges to calm and cooling heathers and lilacs. Some of these designs are ideal for curtains blind and cushions being the perfect weight for the right hang for this, whereas some are upholstery weight with Martindale rub test of either 33,000 or 15,000.

One of the lovely things about these designs is the way they perfectly contrast, they have been designed to work together adding to each other colours and warmth. However, these designs work well on their own too, as a stand alone fabric. The tartan designed fabric would upholster beautifully with a 33,000 Martindale rub test and would contrast with any of the patterned printed fabrics in its colourway collection, as is illustrated above in the images. The beautiful watercolor style in which the patterned printed fabric has been designed adds a depth to the final design of the pattern giving the fabric more interest.

The plain fabrics might be plain but are not without interest, each has a beautiful strong weave to the fabric making it both strong and giving it a esthetically pleasing look. This fabric has a Martindale rub test of 15,000.

The stripe is another interesting addition to the collection with its herringbone weave. With this design the stripe is woven not printed which adds to the final look of the cloth. This fabric has a Martindale rub test of 15,000.

All of these fabrics are a polyester or a polyester cotton mix.

All of these fabrics are available to see in both our shops in Bridport Dorset and Yeovil Somerset. If you would like any more information on any of these fabrics please contact us and we will be happy to help.

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Prestigious Fabrics- Seasons

Seasons is a beautiful fabric range from Prestigious Textiles, it illustrates the beauty of natural all year round, depicted on a series of beautifully printed cotton fabric. This series comprises of 6 different design each available in 4 or 5 different colourways.

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The beautiful birdsong comes in 6 different colourways, Orchid, Willow, Jewel, Sapphie, Larkspur, and Shadow. Each are 137cm wide and have a virtical pattern repeat of 64cm and a horizontal pattern prepeat of 34cm. Each colourways depicks a beautiful bird on a branch with flowers and leaves. Each colourway gives the fabric design a different season feeling to the design.

SEASONS- KEW

Kew is another very floral design with this design only focusing on the leaves and flowers within nature. Like the design Birdsong, Kew composes of a large range of colours, with each design being the same expect for its colour. Each colourway has a different effect to the overall design of the fabric, and for the final rooms that the user might want to use the fabric it. With each colourway a different element of the design is highlighted. Just like Birdsong this fabric is 137cm wide and have a vertical pettern repeat of 64cm and a horizontal pattern repeat of 34cm.

SEASON- SILVER BIRCH

Silver birch is a beatiful watercolour artist design that illistrates the beaty of the forest and nature. This design has an illution of depth in all colourways although some produce this illustion better than others. This fabric would suit curtains, blinds and cusions or by making it a centre oiece and framing or stretching it. This fabric is 137cm wide with a virtical pattern repeat of 64cm and a horizonal pattern repeat of 68cm.

SEASONS- CHERRY BLOSSOM

Another beautiful design in this range from presitigious textiles. A simple yet effective design of cherry blosson in a range of different colourways. This is a simplier more modern design than the others in this collection.

These fabrics and more are avaiable to view and order at both Livingstone textiles store, Bridport Dorset and Yeovil Somerset.

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Seaside Display

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You will know you are at the right place when you see our lovely beach hut curtain display as you come in our front door. We have been busy trying to show our lovely customers how easy it is to contrast and work with beautiful fabrics. Here we have made a pair of unlined curtains on a pencil pleat heading tape. We have the added a contrast mock roman blind with a matching trim. The to finish the look a beautiful lampshade. This look would look beautiful in a seaside location.

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Imperio Steel and Paradisco Slate Collections

The hangers we get in our shop can really inspire us to produce beautiful makes and to hang fabrics together and make displays. We have added some new fabrics to our display at Livingstone Textiles Bridport Dorset inspired by some iliv fabrics and hangers.

Paradisco Slate Collection and Imperio Steel Collection are two beautiful hangers where the designer has focused on a range of beautiful greys with the addition of a bright colour, in this case a yellow/ green pop next to the greys.

 

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We supply a range of the fabrics that can be seen on theses hangers, and we also stock a range of fabrics that are similar and work equally well with this range of fabrics.

Pomergranate is stocked at Livingstone Textiles Yeovil Somerset and has been a very popular design. This fabric is available in other colourways at Livingstone textiles Bridport Dorset. 1438635817Leaf trail with butterflies in the grey is stocked at Livingstone Textiles Bridport Dorset.

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If you would like a sample of any fabrics you have seen on our website please contact us with your details and details of the fabric you require.

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We love fabric at Livingstone Textiles, and we love coordinating with them and having fun. Here are a few images of how you can put fabrics together to balance them. The beautiful lime greens and yellows work beautifully with the greys and blacks. The key to using bright colours is to balance them out with a subdued colour.

If you would like any help on deciding on fabrics for your home we would be happy to help. Pop by on our stores either in Bridport Dorset or Yeovil Somerset and have a word with our helpful staff.

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Fabric For Kids

We have a great fabrics in stock to satisfy that most tricky customer – your teenager. This is a double width curtain fabric, meaning that you are unlikely to join widths – in fact one width of fabric could even be enough for your windows, making these a very economical choice. They are wide enough to be able to make a bedspread, or if you have fabric over why not make a matching floor cushion or beanbag for your teenagers bedroom? Continue reading Graffitti

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Knickers!

We have our first workshop coming up in a few weeks at our Bridport Dorset shop. We will be having a fun knicker workshop. Why not come and make knickers with us.

The cost of the workshop is £20.00 this includes all materials all you need to do is bring yourselves, basic sewing kit and sewing machine.

Our workshops are run by our staff who can’t wait to share all their knowledge with you.

This workshop has to be booked in advance. Contact our friendly staff in Bridport on 01308 456844 who will help you with your enquiry.

Place; Livingstone Textiles Bridport Dorset
Date; Saturday 11th February 2017
Time; 10.00-12.30
Cost; £20.00

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New Prestigious Fabrics

We are loving the tartan look this year and our new range of fabrics from prestigious textiles really shows this off. Glencoe 7Glencoe 3Glencoe 2Glencoe 6

These images provided by prestigious fabrics really show off how the fabrics can work with each other of as stand alone pieces. It’s amazing how a plain fabric on a cushion can really be jazzed up by adding a trim, piping or boarded. They have really thought about colour and how to make colours work, by using a little bit of orange around a strong purple colour the cushion becomes framed, balanced and striking.

Another fun feature is the pom poms that have been added to the curtains, giving each one a modern look to a tradition fabrics design. This look does not work with all traditional prints and designs but with this tartan, it really does balance.

All of these fabrics shown here are available to order in a range of colours from Livingstone Textiles Bridport Dorset and Yeovil Somerset. If you would like more information or samples please contact us and we will be happy to help.

 

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New Fabrics

We love fabrics at Livingstone Textiles, and we get very excited when we see our reps with all their beautiful fabrics, we see some both amazing and unusual fabrics and we try to pick what we think you will all love as much as we do.DSC_5257DSC_5252DSC_5266-1024x683

These fabrics are all priced at £10.50 per metre, and they come in the three colourways, pink, duckegg and olive. They would look beautifully grand in any room of your home.

These fabrics we hope you will love like we do, and please let us know what you think as we love to have your feedback.

 

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Beginners Patchwork at Yeovil

At our beginner’s patchwork sewing workshop you will learn the very basics of patchwork by making a patchwork cushion. This is a handsewn workshop only so sewing machines and a knowledge of them is not needed.

The session will run for 2 hours 10- 12, on alternative Saturdays and by the end of the session, you should have a completed piece of work or the knowledge on how to finish the piece. For dates visit our calendar.

This workshop offers you a great opportunity to get into something new with the help and support of friendly people.

If you would like to book onto this workshop or would like more information please contact our Yeovil store on 01935 422631