Stylish Halloween with Stripes

Have a Stylish Halloween with Stripes from The Stripes Company

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Have a Stylish Halloween with Stripes

To celebrate Halloween has become much popular in the UK in recent years, with halloween costumes for children at an all time high.

But it is in the Halloween Decor department that The Stripes Company comes to the fore.

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Black and off white striped fabric – Judo Stripe
orange striped fabric
Orange and white striped fabric – Jousting Stripe

 

 

 

 

 

In addition to our striped fabrics in delicious oranges and scary black & white, we have fabric trimmings to coordinate.

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Orange black & pink pompom fringe with halloween colour deckchair  fabrics
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Orange black and pink pompom fringe – Darts

 

 

 

 

 

Create an exciting backdrop for your halloween party with our striped fabrics together with striped cushions which are all in bold  & beautiful stripes (checks & plains too).

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Piped seat pad in Royal Origami Stripe
orange box cushion
orange box cushion
gingham seatpad orange white check
Gingham seatpads in orange
and white checks
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Oblong cushion with bobble trim – Sackrace stripe

Also with pompom bobble fringes and striped webbing, seen in the main image as a border across the backdrop of our Jousting orange and white stripe fabric

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Halloween colours Directors Chair – Skipping Stripe
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Wide striped webbing in Pointe stripe

 

 

 

 

 

 

Most importantly we mustn’t forget a pumpkin! Because halloween isn’t halloween without one sitting on a teak directors chair, covered in Jousting orange and white stripe deck chair fabric!

Happy Halloween!!halloween directors chair with pumpkin

Striped Curtains Storyhouse #RoyalVisitChester

Striped Curtains Storyhouse #RoyalVisitChester 

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One of our brand new striped fabrics was chosen by @Storyhouse Chester for their official opening ceremony by Her Majesty The Queen and The Duchess of Sussex on June 14th 2018.

Our striped fabric ‘Origami’ was made into curtains which The Queen opened to reveal the plaque commemorating her visit.

We would like to thank Storyhouse very much for choosing our fabric, it is perfect with the colour scheme there.

Dan who does all the Shows and Fairs for us was at Storyhouse today and checked out the Plaque with it’s Origami Striped Fabric Curtains

Timeless Stylish Deck Chairs

Timeless Deckchairs, Stylish Deck Chairs – The Edwardian Deck Chair

Stylish Deck Chairs

Here at the Stripes Company we offer new Old Style Deck Chairs which we cover from ‘canopy’ top to ‘footstool’ toe in any of our wonderful deckchair fabrics. In addition we trim the canopies with pompoms from our range of bobble fringes, if desired.

The chairs are in the style of Edwardian deckchairs from days gone by

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Antique Deck Chairs

However some of our enterprising customers restore and recover their own antique deck chairs. Furthermore, they buy the deckchair fabric from The Stripes Company and recover the chairs themselves.

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Restored edwardian deck chair for 70th birthday present

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:

Ticking Stripe Fabric

Ticking stripe fabric please…

The Stripes Company are often asked for traditional striped ticking fabric. So often in fact that we thought we really should get some in stock for all you ticking stripe fabric lovers out there. So, we’re happy to offer this great material in three fabulous stripy combinations that will perform just like the ticking fabric of old, but is softer in texture and has an attractive herringbone weave.  Indeed, we are so proud of our new up to date, bright stripe version we often refer to it by its full formal title of English ticking.

ticking stripe fabric in beige and blue stripe
Ticking stripe fabric in beige and blue stripe

Ticking what?

For those well versed in interior design there are some projects can only be properly achieved by the use of good old-fashioned ticking stripe fabric. However, for those who are making it up as they go along the likely response will be ticking what?
Just in case you are in the latter category ticking fabric is a robust, tightly woven cotton or linen cloth that traditionally comes in a stripy pattern.  You can see why it’s right up our street. But it’s also a really useful fabric, it’s hardwearing and is used to make fabulous pillows and quilts that the feather filling can’t poke through.
Some of us are old enough to remember the times as a kid when we stayed overnight at our Granny’s on an old creaky bed. The lovely, soft mattress we bounced around had a ticking fabric cover and it was great (and stripy).

Ticking fabric – the old ways are often the best

Nowadays, those with a passion for interiors are aware of the merits of using traditional materials as a way of making good quality, robust items that look fantastic and will last. It’s no wonder this stripy old school fabric is rapidly becoming a very up-to-date design choice.
Today the classic striped design looks great as blinds or curtains especially in houses that are looking for a traditional or retro look. And, rather than being a utility item, modern ticking fabric is a great design alternative especially for those who, for some reason, prefer their stripes in more muted shades.

It’s ticking versatile

Ticking fabric has many great uses especially where you need stripy and durable performance.  You can use it for any number of purposes including furniture upholstery, cushion covers, tablecloths, basket liners or curtains. As our modern ticking is also lovely and soft so you can be sure it will make plush, comfortable cushions, pillows or mattresses. Indeed, you could even knock up some distinctive stripy clothes if you’re that way inclined. We would love to see the results!

Ticking stripe fabric in blue and red stripe
Ticking stripe fabric in blue and red stripe

Order some today – the clock is errr ticking

At 150 cms wide, our modern ticking stripe fabric is suitable for any number of soft furnishing or decorative uses. We know you like things stripy so why not order some of this classic fabric for your interior design project and discover why, sometimes, the old ways of doing things are still the best. As ever, we will do our utmost to supply our sumptuous stripy ticking fabric that is sure to make your project look simply marvellous!

Shop The Stripes Company Ticking Fabric today!

Vintage Deckchair Canvas

A customer who has a shop ‘Puce and Co’ in St Barts in the french Caribbean sent us these pictures of a deckchair she has recovered  with The Stripes Company vintage deckchair canvas.

Here is the finished chair  in my garden and in my shop window. The frame has been painted in Annie Sloan Scandinavian Pink Paint which perfectly matches the fabric – vintage deckchair canvas – Slamball stripe!

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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

Traditional Folding Wooden Deckchairs

We have found a supplier of fabulous traditional folding wooden deckchairs made in the UK for our customers whose old deckchairs are beyond repair or those that haven’t got any to recover in the first place !

You can have your Deckchairs covered by us in any of our Deckchair Canvas or Vintage Deckchair Canvas range – that’s over 40 different deckchair fabrics to choose from!

Mix or match – but we love them all different and clashing!

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Wooden deckchairs with striped deckchair canvas
Wooden deckchairs with striped deckchair canvas

Deckchair covered in vintage deckchair canvas Jazz

Make your own deckchair sling

How to make a Deckchair Sling

In the July Issue 5 of Simply Sewing Magazine they have wonderful step by step sewing tutorials on how to make ‘Alfresco Accessories’ all made with The Stripes Company’ striped fabrics.

The excellent instructions show you step by step how to make:

  • A deckchair sling with headrest attachment for a deckchair with a sling that has a casing stitched into the top, into which a pole is threaded
  • A windbreak with pocket
  • A duffle bag
  • A picnic throw/beach mat edged in striped fabric
  • A garden cushion 50x50x10cm

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