Aprons for Potters

Our striped cotton aprons are brilliant as aprons for potters.

In celebration of the thrilling finale of BBC2’s the Great Pottery Throw Down and of great English potters keeping a wonderful craft tradition alive, we would like to present our local Potter Willie who has been throwing for many years in Farndon near Chester, Cheshire.

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Willie wearing his Stripes Company apron – Karting orange stripe

He wears our aprons for making his beautiful pots because they can take anything he throws at them and they slip off and wash beautifully – even when the clay is hardened to a good leathery finish making them great aprons for potters.

Willie’s pottery shop and studio – Top Farm Pottery, Farndon (about 6 miles from The Stripes Company) is where he makes and sells his fabulous pottery and sculptures, take a look www.williepotter.co.uk  He offers adult pottery classes too – individual and group tuition on modelling, sculpture and decoration.

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Aprons for Men

‘An Englishman’s home is his castle’ is an often cited maxim – does that make the kitchen the armoury where culinary battle commences? Now as any good soldier would tell you, you should go into battle appropriately dressed and our aprons for men are specifically designed to protect the budding male chefs of the family.

The advent of the grilling culture adopted from our antipodean friends in Australia and our next door (well 4,417 miles to the west anyway!) barbeque obsessed neighbours in the USA means many a British man can now be seen with utensil in one hand, gloves in the other and an intense look of pure chef-like concentration ready to commence the cooking! Seemingly for modern man, as well as the outdoor the kitchen is now a place of sanctuary and inspiration in a culinary sense, where you can retreat to create your latest delectable masterpiece for the tastebuds.

The Stripes Company knows that no matter how competent you may be in the kitchen and garden there is always the chance of spillage or splashback and to combat this have an extensive range of aprons for men. Whether you are a fashionista or simply a practical person our striped aprons for men will look great on you while being functional and providing protection. Our colourful one size fits all aprons for men will bring a dash of colour, a sprinkle of fun and a soupçon of dazzle to any dinner party, informal gathering or just plain old dinner for the family.

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Protect those slacks! This man needs an Apron.

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The versatility of Striped Fabrics

The Stripes Company has commissioned a special couture dress to be designed in our multi colour striped fabrics to illustrate the versatility of these wonderful striped fabrics and products….

Terese Dennis, formerly the wardrobe supervisor with the Cirque du Soleil,  designed the dress and is now supervising the costumes for Chester Performs outdoor plays at Grosvenor Park in Chester  this summer.

The Stripes Company has also specially designed a men’s striped three piece tailored suit to match.

Both stripey outfits will be worn for the duration of the RHS Tatton Park Flower Show from 22-26 July 2015 where The Stripes Company can be found on stand CLM 112 –  a wahlu outside the Country Living Marquee

The stripes company dress and suit

Grosgrain Ribbon – Add a dash of colour and style!

Summer hat trimmed with The Stripes Company grosgrain ribbonStand out from the crowd by adding a splash of colour to your favourite hat with our *NEW* grosgrain ribbon.

Whether you are going to Ascot races or just pottering about in the garden you can truly bring your hat to life!

Use ‘Stitch Witch: Fusible Bonding Web’ and a few tacking stitches to bond the two edges of ribbon together. Hide the join with a loop of ribbon or a bow.  If adding a jute flower it is best to stitch into place using double thread.Striped Grosgrain Ribbon on Top hat

DIY Wardrobe Re-inventions

Feeling the strain on the purse strings this Christmas Season? Wanting to overhaul your Wardrobe with new Winter warming fashion items?

The Stripes Company bring you a lovely and creative solution…DIY Wardrobe reinventions to revamp your old Winter favourites!

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Headband perfect for Skiing with your choice of Bobble to coordinate or clash with any outfit – simply interchange!

From Bobble Pom Pom, Striped Webbing, Cords, Braids, Fringes and Ribbons

The Stripes Company offer something for everyone and everything.

 

At reasonable prices by the metre you do not have to spend a fortune to make a piece of clothing stand out from the crowd.

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These Mohair Wool hand knitted mittens are adorable and made really cute for Christmas with the addition of the Bobble Trim Cotton Pom Poms, simply sewn on!

Why not do the same with drab looking cushions, chairs, stools or trim the edge of pillowcases?

For more ideas and pictures of DIY Wardrobe revamps see our Pinterest Boards.

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Grey Woollen Scarf – plain and looking fairly worn out but with these pastel bobble fringes in pink, green, purple and lilac it has come alive!
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Thai Handmade Authentic Harem Trouser Pant – looking gorgeous with this warm Indian coloured webbing in red, hot pink, yellow, orange, purple stripes.

 

Versatile Striped Fabrics…Wedding time!

The Stripes Company Interior Striped Fabric really is this versatile! Not just for home interior design…a happy dancing customer makes a Summer Wedding fashion statement by using Deckchairstripes striped cotton material for tailored clothing!

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Father of the Groom in his custom-made waistcoat in Deckchairstripes ‘Fastnet’ striped fabric

The occasion? A Seaside themed Wedding in Brighton, Sussex right on the Sea front – a dream come true for Deckchairstripes t/a The Stripes Company!

Men within the Grooms Party were dressed in waistcoats and naturally the Father of the Groom wanted to stand out! Deckchairstripes think he did a spectacular job, totally within the seaside theme in ‘Fastnet’ a Turquoise, Pink, Yellow and green stripe cotton fabric.

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Deckchairstripes t/a The Stripes Company Fabric Retail Outlet Near Waverton, Chester, Cheshire CH3 7PD

Deckchairstripes t/a The Stripes Company
The Stripe Fabric Specialists at their
Retail Outlet Shop Store near Chester, Cheshire
(Waverton Business Park) provided advice
and assistance for the purchase of this
beautiful striped fabric. Making the journey
meant this customer could benefit from
discounted prices on our products.

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Fabric Rolls: Hurdling Grey & White Stripe – Hunting Red, Pink, Orange, Green, Black & White Stripe – Table Tennis Green & White Stripe

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • 100% Natural Yarn Dyed Cotton.
  • 150cm width, in as many metres as you require.
  • Selection of over 70 beautiful striped fabrics to choose from.
  • Suitable for Blinds, Curtains, Upholstery, Recovering Seats, Cushions, Bed Linen, Craft Projects, Fashion Design, Clothing… & much much more!
  • Order 5 x FREE swatches / samples of any striped material prior to purchasing.
  • Call our fabric and product specialists on (00) +44 1244 336387 to discuss any of your queries.