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Introducing The World Of Preciosa

Introducing the world of Preciosa

Cracks in the Crystal Market With flaring news of Swarovski’s decision to stop supply of crystal components worldwide due to reports of the companies financial problems and its attempt to reposition itself in the high end luxury market place, ‘PRECIOSA’, a Bohemian crystal producer is now emerging as the worlds leading supplier of quality crystals [Read more…]

Posted on: December 4, 2020

When Is Chiffon Not Chiffon?

When is chiffon not chiffon?

A very common question often posed by our clientele to us here at at Shine Trimmings & Fabrics HQ is ‘When is chiffon not chiffon?’ It can be confusing when you are weighing up all the different types of chiffon that is available to you as to which is best but the solution is easy, [Read more…]

Posted on: January 14, 2019

Tips For Sewing Tissue Lamé

Lamé can fray and snag easily so always use a new needle, preferably a small ballpoint. Change your needle more regularly than you normally would. If your needle is blunt it can create pulls in the fabric. Thread recommended is a good quality polyester such as Gütermann thread. Be aware that the fabric does fray when handled [Read more…]

Posted on: March 21, 2017

Spring Racing Carnival… What to Wear & Last Minute DIY Ideas

Derby Day – Saturday 31st October Spring Carnival starts off with Derby Day. Traditionally Black & White, derby day is all about classic elegance.  Sleek yet feminine styles are always popular, paired with a statement headpiece. For a last minute DIY think about a simple headband subtally finished with hat veiling across the face. You could [Read more…]

Posted on: October 27, 2015

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