Abington Decorating Supplies,
135 Stimpson Avenue,
Northampton
NN1 4JN



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Jim Dickens operates from our head quarters in Lichfield, Staffordshire.

We are a privately owned company, run by a small dedicated group of people, each person totally responsible for their specialist area of our business.

We pride ourselves on giving you, our customer, the very best in customer service and efficiency.

Our aim has been to create a beautiful collection of high value textiles rich in colour and texture.

The collection includes sumptuous chenilles, fabulous damasks and wonderful contemporary stripes, all suitable for curtains and upholstery.


To find out more about Jim Dickens texiles please follow this link.

ADS fabrix are the official supplier of  Jim Dickens quality textiles in Northampton why not come and see us at our shop in Stimpson Avenue………..


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Nearly everybody for whom Jim Dickens fabrics are a genuine passion will find the fun of handling textiles and the exploration of their potential - both practical and decorative - totally all-embracing.

From Jim Dickens wide-ranging collections of earthy-coloured wool tartans to shiny, glossy silks, the inspiration and enchantment are identical. This has, possibly, something related to the tactile characteristics of cloth, with its origins and history, and with its numerous varieties.

At Abington Decorating Supplies, you can handle lots of Jim Dickens fabrics samples to see how they would work for your interior design ideas.


Weave


Both the construction of a weave and the choice of yarn impact the ultimate character of the fabric. Different weave structures used on the same yarn will create substantially distinctive finished fabrics. Smooth cotton sateen, for instance, looks nothing like muslin, even though both of them are crafted from cotton. This is almost solely because of the way each is woven.

Plain weave is the simplest and most obvious method of weaving a length of cloth. The weft threads (those travelling widthways across the loom) go under and over alternate warp threads (those travelling lengthways across the loom). On the next row, the warp thread travels over the weft thread where previously it went under, and under it where it went over. Rotating row by row, this design repeats itself.

In many woven cloths, the warp threads are put together on a loom initially (in many different forms) and then the weft threads are woven through them. In a few fabrics, however - jacquard cloth, for instance - the weave is very much more complicated. In fact, jacquard cloth is constructed on its own unique loom, from where the fabric got its name.


Yarn


Various yarns - of natural cotton, linen, wool or silk - are responsible for imparting specific qualities to fabrics. Yarns might be combined in one particular fabric for a number of reasons: to provide increased durability or lustre, or for economic reasons.

Cloth can be dyed once woven (piece-dyed) or the yarn can be dyed ahead of the weaving process. Also, an unlimited variety of patterns are possible by printing on cloth. Sophisticated up-to-date printing techniques can achieve beautiful effects: computer-generated imagery is used to print holograms onto fabric, for example, and computers are also utilized in weaving.

Fabric as a soft furnishing

Applying Jim Dickens fabrics to furniture and using them for furnishings are endlessly rewarding; they are so versatile, and full of scope. Many reasons exist for wanting to cover a settee in fabric, for example: possibly for ordinary functional reasons, or for a change of mood or lifestyle; for comfort - updating some much-loved but worn-out covers that allow the scratchy padding through - or maybe to follow the ever-changing vagaries of style. Visualize a plain and simple settee and cover it, in your mind’s eye, in beautiful light natural cotton to begin with. After that envision it remodeled with a covering of multi-coloured kilim. It can turn into something different once again if floral designs are introduced - or tartans or paisleys.