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We have exciting news about Franclaire Fabrics. Read on for further details.....

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Autumn Celebrations

08/10/2017 10:30

It's that time of year again when the nights close in.........

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When choosing our new tablecloth fabrics here at Franclaire we try to choose a variety of different styles and colourways that we hope will appeal to our discerning customers.

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In this short article I share some observations, thoughts and ideas about the word and colour blue in relation to life and the tablecloth business.

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It is always difficult for us to decide which new fabrics to buy into our stock lines. Sometimes we are spoilt for choice!

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Claire shares with you her Top 5 Summer Tablecloths.

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We have just taken delivery of two brand new wipeclean fabrics in time for Summer .

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What a fabulous weekend

26/04/2017 06:01

Eating out and a fabulous fresh mango chuttney recipe

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Easter Traditions

27/03/2017 12:31

Easter Sunday is traditionally a time for celebrating and feasting after Lent. It is also a time to look forward to Spring, lighter nights and hopefully some sunshine.

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It may seem a relatively simple idea to use a piece of fabric to cover your table but history shows us that there is more to it than that........

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Our carefully chosen Festive and Celebratory wipe-clean tablecloths are very user friendly. We try to choose a selection that can be used all through the year also,  thereby offering you not only the benefits of a wipeclean cloth that can just be wiped clean and you cut down on washing and laundering, but also saving you the necessity of buying an extra tablecloth just for your Celebrations.........

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Autumn Celebrations

27/09/2016 13:30

As the dark nights draw in for some of us our thoughts probably turn towards settling down for the evening in front of the television with the heating on. However, there are still plenty of reasons to find an excuse for a party. How about a Halloween or Bonfire Night party?

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Brexit, what will the changes look like? Will there be big changes for our wipeable tablecloth business?

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How quickly time flies! Its hard to believe that Franclaire Fabrics has now been trading for three years.

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When the sun shines and summer is on its way it is always a pleasure to dine outside.  Whether it is coffee on the decking, lunch with friends, a garden barbeque or a simple picnic with the children, it is something to look forward to.

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Delicious Chocolate Cake

27/04/2016 10:01

Let's eat cake and be happy!

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Are you planning a Party?  Months before it sounds like a good idea, but as the time gets nearer some serious organisation is called for to make sure all runs smoothly on the night and nothing is forgotten.

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Whilst recently watching an episode of Dickensian on TV, I heard Mr Bumble exclaim to his wife about the cost of the new china and napery she had purchased in an effort to impress. The word napery caught my interest!

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Modern tablecloth example

They always say that everything comes back into fashion eventually and it appears that textile design is no different. I was at the Victoria and Albert museum recently and was struck by how much one of the designs on display from the early 18th century was like one of our new designs.

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The range of wipe clean Christmas tablecloths from Franclaire Fabrics offer colours and patterns that can give you the option to use them again at any time of the year - not just for the festive season.

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I heard the other day that it is estimated that at least 30% of UK residents already have Christmas all wrapped up! Myself, I'm not so sure!

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How nice it is to invite friends or family around for a meal. If you are hosting to impress, you may wish to consider and plan the table setting almost as much as the meal itself. Read on for some tips on getting the place settings just right.

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Time for a BBQ!

25/06/2015 10:01

As the weather seems at last to be perking up,  read more about my woes of the BBQ. It will be sure to make you smile!

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Every time we have a new tablecloth fabric in stock we have to arrange a photography session where we feature the fabric with an appropriate table setting on it. This sounds quite a simple process but the reality is sometimes quite different.

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Franclaire Fabrics have been members of Ladies That Do, a Hinckley-based business networking club, for over a year now. The members come from a wide range of businesses but all have one thing in common, they are all ladies!

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With the lighter nights and Summer just around the corner, now is the time to start thinking of warm and relaxed evenings with friends and family, so how about choosing a fantastic wipeable acrylic coated tablecloth from our extensive choice. No Fuss, No Bother. Those spills are just wiped away.

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It is always a difficult choosing new fabrics and trying to stay ahead of the fashion trends. Find out more....

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St Valentine's Day is a celebration observed in many countries around the world on 14th February each year in honour of early Christian saints named Valentinus. Today however, it is associated with Romance and Love and the giving and receiving of presents and love tokens.

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Looking for extra wide tablecloths

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Do you enjoy Christmas Pudding after your Christmas Day Lunch ?

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Just home from a holiday in the South of France where there was a wonderful selection of Provencal cloths on display.

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It's coming up to that time of year again! I am, of course, talking about Christmas!

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And One Year Later....

30/07/2014 09:15

And One Year Later................

So here we are. With one year of trading behind us, Franclaire Fabrics is now firmly established and, we are delighted to say, getting busier every day.

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Al Fresco Dining

30/05/2014 20:31

With the onset of summer, warmer evenings and lighter nights, we all enjoy our time spent out of doors, whether its in our gardens or on holiday and al fresco dining is something enjoyed by everyone.

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So it looks as if Summer is finally on it's way and if the weather forecasters are correct we are in for some lovely weather, which means we will be enjoying the pleasures of our gardens and dining outside.

When the sun is shining we need an umbrella over our garden tables and its so easy to fit a parasol hole ring into your tablecloth. Follow these simple instructions........

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Mother's Day falls this year on Sunday 30th March. It is an annual celebration of motherhood for all families in the U.K. and the perfect time to show appreciation and give thanks to all our Mums, Grandmas or that special Mother figure in your life.

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We have been trading now for six months and are very pleased with progress so far..........

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We have had a busy few weeks with several dates in our diaries for Christmas Events/Craft Fairs at various places around the County.

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So there we were......Nigel, (our photographer friend to whom we owe a lot of thank you's) and myself in a room containing a table, a screen, several rolls of fabric, photographic equipment and half the contents of my cupboards and attic........

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We have made it into print.......Our local newspaper, The Hinckley Times, ran a feature on our Company. See the following (slightly edited!) version.........

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From the day the very first roll of wipe clean fabric arrived with us, we have been busy making and designing new products for our show stand. We still have a lot of ideas to put into production and I can see us being busy through the winter, foot hard on the machine pedal. I want to share some of the things that I have discovered either by accident, or out of necessity, when sewing the coated fabric.

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Our latest show, The Shackerstone Family Festival came hot on the heels of the first of our house parties, (thanks to our hosts and their guests) and with it being just down the road meant that we could set up the day before and get out of bed on show mornings after the dawn chorus had finished!

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Franclaire Fabrics are pleased to announce that the winner of our free prize draw competition for customers of The Vine Coffee Shop in Hinckley is Mrs Ursula Cox...............

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So it has been a very busy August for us, culminating in an excellent day at The Bucks County Show...........

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We now have three shows under our belts and I must say the first two left something to be desired. Our first at Melton Mowbray was on a beautiful day but perhaps the sunshine kept the visitors away, as there didn't appear to be that many of them!

The next Sunday was the day that the rain came down...........................

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Launch Party!!

31/07/2013 16:32

So the sun was shining, the invitations had been delivered and we were ready to launch! We had dished out the invites to all of our friends, families, neighbours and everyone we knew inviting them to come along to our garden party, have a look for themselves at what we were up to, and spill some liquids on our fantastic wipe clean tablecloths and products. We have invested in a shiny new gazebo to use at all our shows and thought this would be a great opportunity to give it a test run! We set it up in Jenny and Terry's garden the day before the party; the sun was beating down on the hottest day of the year. What could go wrong?

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It all started when our website designer said it would be great to have video on the home page. How on earth do we do that was amongst our first thoughts, but after we got over the shock we put our minds to writing the script, which in fact turned out to be the easy bit. Deciding on who, where, when, and how it would all come together was the challenge

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