Guide to Fabrics (Part 1) With Maria From The Stripes Company

Part one of our fabric videos features Maria with a practical guide on how to use our deckchair fabrics with a few top tips thrown in.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0VHUvFyFiIo

Video Transcription:

Hello I’m Maria from The Stripes Company and I would just like to explain a little bit about all the different fabrics that we do.

First of all let’s have a look at our deck chair fabrics. It’s 45 centimetres wide, woven cotton and fits any deck chair. It’s not intended for prolonged outdoor use so it’s perfect for a chair that is kept indoors and brought out when the sun shines.

Let’s have a look at it on a deckchair.  Here is one of our standard teak deck chairs and we have covered it in one of our stripes. Traditionally stripes are always bright colours to allow for fading. The top rail is longer than the bottom rail to allow for the deck chair to be folded up. We supply complete deck chairs covered in any of our fabrics of your choice or, to fit one our canvases yourself we have made a great little video explaining this, just see the link in the description below.

Here is one of our teak directors chairs using the pull-out dowelling method of fixing the seat. As you will notice on the seat and the back the Stripes are horizontal instead of vertical. This is so that the warp threads are supported on either side of the seat. The stripes show the direction of the warp and if you sit on it by putting on the wrong way it will rip. We sell these with covers specially made for you in any of our stripes. Or we offer a made to measure service for your own chair as they are all different sizes and you can make sure that it will fit your chair properly.

Thank you for watching our video, it is the first of many, I hope you enjoy them all and please keep watching.

Reference in the video:

Upholstery DIY Design

Sophie Robinson – the Grand Interior Design Challenge Judge and Award Winning Interior Stylist for leading Home Magazines – has featured The Stripes Company aka Deckchairstripes signature stripes when re-upholstering these beautiful chairs in her Home DIY Design Project.

We feel honoured Sophie has chosen our striped fabric for this project!

Patchwork Upholstery - Deckchairstripes Gliding and Kayaking Striped Fabric
Patchwork Upholstery – Deckchairstripes t/a The Stripes Company Gliding and Kayaking Striped Fabric

Deckchairstripes interior striped fabric finishes off these patchwork material piped edged Armchair and Chair with the helping hands of Brighton Upholstery. Simply stunning and unique pieces of furniture!

Above Sophie uses a multicolour striped fabric of stripes in green, black, blue and orange (named Gliding) along with a brown, red, purple, orange, burgundy and pink striped fabric material named Kayaking.

Recovered upcycled chair featuring Deckchairstripes Dressage and Basketball Striped Fabric
Recovered upcycled chair featuring Dressage and Basketball Striped Fabric

Striped fabrics can be vibrant or more muted. Above Sophie has used a more vibrant stripe on the bottom edges of the chair in cream, red, turquoise, green and orange striped material (named Basketball) along with a more muted fabric on the back of the chair in pink, green, beige, green, turquoise stripes named Dressage.

These statement stripes complement the traditional floral bird design fabric. The end result – a timeless upcycled recover!

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Upholstered chairs with beautiful piped edging and Deckchairstripes t/a The Stripes Company Striped Fabric

The Stripes Company 100% Cotton Interior Striped Material is perfect for upholstering furniture, chairs, bed head backboards, cushion covers or pretty much anything! Natural Yarn Dyed Cotton Fabrics in unique stripe designs make it beautiful fabric to work with for any sewing bee, upholsterer or seamstress.

See the full collection of over 70 fabrics to choose from at http://www.thestripescompany.com/shop/Interior-Striped-Fabrics-150cm