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Whole Rolls Fabric

Artists come in all shapes and sizes. Some work with metal, others with wood or stone and some with fabric. Cloth-based art isn’t a new idea; for hundreds and even thousands of years, the skilled artisans who have manufactured custom clothing, upholstery, drapes and more have been in demand. The communications technology of the current era just makes it easier to connect, to share and to find the resources you need for your work.


Whether you’re decorating your own house or someone else’s, craft fabric is your friend if you have an interest in making curtains, tablecloths or bedclothes. Try linen craft fabric to capture the elegance and breathability that makes it just as popular of a material today as it has been since the Renaissance. There are colours and patterns to match any decor, so your table or parlour can come together just the way you envision it. Imagine being able to respond to the compliments you’ll receive for that apron, pillowcase or slipcover with “I made it myself!”


It can seem, at times, like clothing costs are always going up, while the quality of mass-manufacture or off-the-rack garments steadily goes down. If you’re the kind of person who likes making your own solutions, then grab some cotton craft fabric or other cloth and try your hand at tailoring. If you already know your way around a needle and thread, then you probably also know that it’s not the easiest thing in the world, but neither is it quite so difficult as lots of people make it out to be. Pick out a few sewing patterns and prepare to wow everyone with your first (or hundredth and first) skirt, shirt or outerwear!


Just like you may prefer to make your own clothing, here and there or all the time, there are also plenty of people who want to buy garments and other fabric creations from the artists who make them. You might be running a small business out of your home or a larger business with its own physical storefront; either way, you’ve got to have raw materials. No matter if it’s a single fabric bolt or bulk fabric, there’s a wealth of textures and types waiting for you to take advantage of them.


Somewhere between pure personal use and more commercial artistry lies the simplicity of enthusiasm for the craft. There’s usually a straightforward sort of pleasure in creating art for its own sake, and again in sharing it with others; this holds as true for the art of cloth as it does for any other. If you’re one of the many people who just enjoys making things like theatrical costumes or cosplay gear, it’s sensible to have a variety of fabrics on hand for when the creative itch hits or that special project arises.

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