Printed Pouches

Vanessa Murphy Designs have created pouches using the FHRPDTBR. Vanessa was pleased with the outcome and added that she “…really enjoyed using the fabric…” throughout the process of making these pouches. The following images are a sample of some of the pouches made with the tweedy brown hemp fabric from our range. 

Yarn Dyed Shirts

No Sleep Until June created these wonderful yarn dyed shirts from a fabric in our range (FHOC16sDIND). Ida, from No Sleep Until June, marvelled over the fabric by saying “The fabric performed as I hoped, and I’m really pleased with it.” Click HERE to see more detail on their fantastic website. 

These are some photos of the final product that this company has created and we are excited to see this innovative use of our fabrics.

Students work with Organic Fabric

As part of the textiles technology, textiles and design, and dressmaking subjects they offer, PLC (private high school) students have been working with our organic cotton fabric (FOC21SIV). This 100% Organic Cotton is lovely and soft and has some inherent stretch.  Although it appears white, it is semi bleached using oxygen.   

The students were able to get creative dyeing and sewing the fabric, were also able to experience sustainable natural fabric, and making a difference for our world environment.  See the photo to the left of some of their efforts.

Hemp Fabric for Hand Embroidery

 I had heard of Aida cloth, but this is a different Ada.  She teaches hand embroidery and decided to try out our FH100SFCB – 100% Hemp, Superfine Cloth, Unbleached.  It didn’t take long for her to fall in love, and now her students  also NEED some too.   Her own designs under ‘Smock ‘n Smile’ are fresh, slightly quirky and multi-coloured.  Check out the pictures of her cushion and journal covers to see why we are so proud of our fabric and Ada.

Cushion Cover – Trailing Vine

Journal Covers

Mystery Codes

Really there is no mystery. Most of our fabric codes tell you about the fabrics.This is how they are constructed: FHOC7SBLK 

F – Fabric
H – Hemp – largest part of the composition
OC – Organic Cotton – next largest part of the composition
7S – yarn size. The number is smaller when the yarn is larger, and the S stands for Spun.
BLK – this part is the colour

Of course if they are 100% Hemp the code starts FH100, and if Organic Linen/Organic Cotton, it starts FOLOC
RP is for Recycled Polyester, SS is for silk satin, SJ for Silk Jacquard, TW for twill, CV for canvas, EL for elastane and so on. There are a few other special ones, but we are sure you can work them out from the fabric name such as FHOCXB – Hemp Organic Cotton Crossweave Beige.

There are many colours too, but once you match them up, they are easy – GRS for Grass, PPK for Pale Pink and even FUN for Fungi.

Now you can be a fabric code expert too. (except for a few strange codes we inherited as FSA codes… 🙂

Developing the Site

Since taking our new style website live at Easter 2014, we have been listening to our customers to find out what improvements they would like, to make their experience with the website easier.  The update has given improved security and access on more devices.  We have already presented a list to the developers to upgrade the site further, but are still very keen to hear from you about your web experiences, and things that may be on your web wishlist for our site.

The blog is a new feature, and we have a string of interesting things to share with you – many of how our fabrics have turned out once creativity is combined with their wonderful properties.  We plan to start adding the photos and stories as soon as we have renovated the design for the blog. Do check back soon.

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