We're full into the swing of Summer now, and to celebrate we're offering 20% off all Oilcloth fabrics throughout July!
Blue skies, long warm evenings and fresh produce mean that we're slowly being lured outside, particularly at meal times. A slightly warmer-than-usual evening can result in a spontaneous BBQ and a few extra mouths to feed.
Creating an outside eating space is all about quick set up (and clear up!) and hardwearing materials, making an oilcloth fabric an essential when setting the table. Unlike the PVC covered fabrics, which often get unpleasantly sticky and can make diners feel like they're about to do finger painting with the little ones, an oilcloth fabric has been coated with an acrylic film. This film prevents stains and spills penetrating the fabric, but still allows the fabric to hang normally. It can be wiped clean and even chucked in the washing machine, so perfect for a table cloth, both inside or out, or even popping under a high chair so all those crumbs can be scooped up and put straight into the bin. There's no need for hemming either, just order and cut the size you need and the acrylic coating will prevent any fraying!
At The Swedish Fabric Co, we stock a wide variety of oilcloth fabrics, suited to any style or scheme;
For a bright summery look this Cirkelblomma fabric from Kinnamark is perfect. The bold but simple pattern and rainbow colours will bring any space to life:
For a more traditional, scandi-inspired look, how about this Sill fabric from Almedahls? Sill translates to Herring in Swedish and is a popular motif in the country. The sky blue, and chalk white colours combined with the simple pattern is a recipe for calm:
If you're after a more traditional look, Mairo's Viola Blue is a small repeat pattern, that makes any space, large or small, feel cosy. Whether you're in a open country garden or an urban courtyard, bring a homely feel to outdoor, or indoor, summer living:
For the chefs and budding vegetable growers, this Pomodoro oilcloth from Vallila is a colourful vine pattern. Running down the centre of the table it will perfectly complement your home-grown produce, and home-cooked dishes.
Click here to see our whole collection of oilcloth materials. Throughout July we're offering all shoppers 20% off all Oilcloth fabrics - use code JULY17 at the checkout!
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Ever since Pantone announced Greenery as their colour of the year we've been loving leafy prints and patterns.
Above; Kinnamark Tahiti Green
However we thought the trend could do with a little lift for the summer...
So even though the weather at the moment is not quite what we had in mind for this time of year, bring some warmth and brightness into your home with our pick of fabrics. We've combined fresh greens with coral pinks and canary yellows to give Greenery a tropical twist.
All fabrics pictured are listed below and available through our online shop.
Mairo Palma Green
Mairo Palma Nougat Cushion
Spira Botanik Green
Klippan Cherry Rain Dawn
Spira Juline Coral (made into cushion cover)
Skinny laMinx Flower Field Goldenrod
Featuring Fired Earth Paint Collection
The Swedish Fabric Company is pleased to present textile brand Gyllstad, created by the very talented designer Ulrika Gyllstad.
Ulrika attributes nature as her greatest inspiration and this is evident throughout her collection. The Swedish Fabric Company will stock the fabrics, Stones, Delta and Fish in both green and blue hues making a great addition to our unique collection of fabrics.
Gyllstad fabrics are made of 100% certified organic fabrics, using environmentally friendly print technique. All fabrics have an approx. width of 162cm with a printed width of 158cm.
New fabrics at The Swedish Fabric Company include the Orla Wedgewood and Pinecushion Wedgewood from the Skinny laMinx Flower Dreams collection.
This collection by Heather Moore is inspired in equal doses by a mid century palette, Japanese style & flowers on the slopes of Table Mountain.
The Swedish Fabric Company are pleased to announce new features with the launch of our new look website.
The new website will be much more interactive, with blogs on how fabrics can be used, and users will also be able to test our fabrics in different room sets.
We would love to see what our customers have made with our fabrics. For the chance to win £100 worth of material from The Swedish Fabric Company, please send us an image to firstname.lastname@example.org
Winner to be announced on 20th December 2015.