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:

The Teak Directors Chair

Our new Teak Directors Chair – Are you ready for a close up?

Lights! Camera! Action… No, skip that last bit, instead, why not sit back, grab a refreshing cuppa and enjoy the comfort and style of our new technicolour directors chair.

You will be in great company of course. Legendary auteurs such as Hitchcock, Spielberg and Fellini have all experienced the unique convenience and comfort of these legendary chairs.  Look what they managed to achieve! Who knows what you might do with one of our especially stripy versions. The sky’s the limit.

Be a star in our new directors chair

It’s not just film directors who benefitted. No! Virtually every acting star you can name has probably parked their derriere on any number of these chairs ever since the golden age of Hollywood. Why should they have all the fun?

You too can be a star in your own home and we can guarantee from the Stripes Company your chair will be considerably more colourful, eye catching and yes, stripy (we had to say that it was in the script!). So what are you waiting for? Order yours and let’s make some glorious, technicolour movies together.

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Our new teak version of the director chair with black stripe covers ‘Shooting Stripe’

They don’t make ‘em like that anymore

To ensure they are rugged and will survive ‘on set ‘our premium directors chair is made of the highest quality Indonesian teak. Our talent scouts ensure all the wood used is beautiful, warm coloured and even grained so when you show your best side to yours it will help to enhance the illusion. Moreover, like an award winning script, our new version was specially commissioned by the Stripes Company. Their production is by a foremost manufacturer working to the highest ethical standards. You could say they are crafted like an Oscar winning film and, like a classic movie, will stand the test of time.

The award for most convenient stripy chair goes to…

Because our version folds down easily and quickly, you can store them conveniently when not in use. Should rain stop filming or the sun gets too bright, you can take them indoors to ensure the stripy covers remain in tiptop condition. They’ll always be ready for you to bring them out at a moment’s notice for the comfort of the budding stars and starlets in your household!

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directors chair ‘butterfly stripe’

And the stripy lifetime achievement award goes to…

If you already own some of these iconic chairs but, after years of great performance, the fabric has lost its former glamour you could use our replacement directors chairs covers makeup service. Like all our complete chairs, this service is available in our full range of stripetacular deckchair or vintage deckchair fabric. So what are you waiting for? Get into makeup, put on your costume and order some of our fantastic stripy directors chairs. Stardom beckons…

director chair petanque stripe
director chair petanque stripe
director chair jazz stripe
director chair jazz stripe

Directors Chair Replacement Canvas

One of our lovely customers told us:

Big thanks for convincing me that the 45cm width deckchair fabric would do the job as directors chair replacement canvas …. It was perfect and very easy to copy pattern from original directors chair covers.

Am thrilled with my handiwork and we’ve had these directors chairs for 19 years….can’t believe I haven’t done this before now!!

Promised I’d send photo of finished directors chairs……this is Elmo proudly displaying the newly covered directors chair in it’s glory.

directors chair replacement canvas

Jan C

If you don’t want to do it yourself like Jan we can make replacement directors chair covers for you !

Stripes Make Happy Customers

On February 4th 2015 – Deckchair with Sprinting Stripe Deckchair Sling  Sue wrote

My deckchair arrived on Monday. I think it is the most sturdy & colourful deckchair I have ever seen!
Absolutely thrilled! I am working in my garden studio on a stained glass project. This is where the deckchair will live so that I can take a rest & plan my next creative move.
Thank you, Best wishes

On January 31st 2015 – 150cm Striped Cotton Fabric for Blinds, Curtains, Soft Furnishings – Wakeboarding Stripe  Bryony C wrote

Hi, I simply wanted to contact you to say thank you for your great service, I ordered fabric online yesterday morning and was delighted to receive it this morning at 9.30 am, less than 24 hours later.
I love the colours and can’t wait to get sewing.
Many thanks

On January 26th 2015  – 4 sets of Replacement Directors Chair Covers Susan E wrote

My order has just arrived. Thank you for the speed and the quality. Really pleased.

Australia in Striped Fabric

Deckchairstripes are making an impact on the Australian home, garden and beach interiors and accessories market with their summery, bright, striped fabric and products…

What better way to enjoy Summer in Australia than upcycling those Director chairs? Or recovering that Deckchair? Take a look at these photos to inspire you.

Trapeze Director Chair Covers - Replacement Cover Service exclusive to Deckchairstripes
Trapeze Director Chair Covers – Replacement Cover Service exclusive to Deckchairstripes

This very happy client based just outside Sydney has started soaking up the rays in the Garden Patio, prepping for BBQ season by recovering her Director chairs through our Director chair replacement cover service. Buy online, send us your templates, we will stitch them by hand in the UK exact to your template and pop them back in the post!

As seen in Trapeze Canvas to make this client’s striped dream come true!

Old Directors chair before the successful upcycling recovering!
Old Directors chair before the successful recovering!

 

 

 

 

There is also Trapeze interior striped fabric available to make your interior dreams come true…from ready made cushions to sewing bundles. Deckchairstripes are The Stripes Company Specialists here to help!

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Matching Piped Cushion

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Retail Outlet Open!

The Stripes Company brings you a fantastic fabric retail outlet near Chester – offering reduced prices on the doorstep of the North West of England!

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The Stripes Company Retail Shop invites you to take a peek…

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Cheshire’s home-born Deckchairstripes now trading as The Stripes Company invites you into their cave of beautiful striped fabrics and haberdashery corner to get those creative juices flowing!

 

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NEW! Winter White Voile Bunting

From 100% merino & lambswool throws and scarfs to striped aprons, custom made to measure Blinds, striped cushions, AGA Hob Covers, Oven Gloves, Deckchairs, Director Chairs, Table Linen, Vintage Style Cushions, Silk Scarfs, 100% Pashminas…

 

 

 

 

 

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Darting Betty – a racy number!

…come and meet Darting Betty, she’s a real doll modelling The Stripes Company beautiful 100% Cotton Darts Striped Interior Fabric with fuchsia lacing on back and custom made Striped Curtain. We commissioned Lucy from Corset Laced Mannequins. The result – a racy little number!

 

 

 

Deckchairstripes t/a The Stripes Company, Waverton Business Park, Saighton Lane, Chester, CH3 7PD. 4 miles from Chester, off the A41, the turning opposite Waverton village. 10-5pm Mon-Fri. Distance to Manchester 42 miles, Liverpool 29 miles, Wrexham 16 miles

deckchairstripes The Stripes Company entrance
Come find us! Open 10am – 5pm Monday to Friday

Stripes at the Royal Variety Performance

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Deckchairstripes Vintage Deckchair and Directors Chair Fabric ‘Kickball’ as used on a directors chair in the Scene from Andrew Lloyd Webber’s new Musical ‘Steven Ward” at the Royal Variety Performance and on Deckchairs in Downton Abbey’s Finale Can now be bought from The Stripes Company

Replacement Directors Chair Covers in Hiking


Directors chairs with fold down trayWe received these today and they are wonderful!

The colours, the size, the quality of the stitching, they are perfect.
Thank you for a brilliant service which we will recommend to everyone. Sue

See all of The Stripes Company’s Directors Chairs directors chairs

and Replacement Directors Chair Covers available to buy