Dyed Fabric

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In this process the fabric is dyed with a colored substance that has an affinity to the substrate to the fabric it is applied to. Dyeing gives beautiful, unique fabric designs.

Batik Fabric

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A method of dyeing fabric where wax or glue paste is used cover those areas on the fabric which are not to be dyed. Later on the wax is taken off by boiling.

Percale

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Percale, aka. “plain weave” cotton, refers to a weave of cotton in which one vertical thread is woven over one horizontal thread. Tighter than the standard weave used for bed linen, percale must have a thread count of at least … Read More

Sateen

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Sateen is a weave of cotton in which four horizontal threads are woven over one vertical thread. The result is a smooth, silky texture with more of a sheen, though it has less space between threads and so breathes less … Read More

Check Fabric

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Check is the most popular and common fabric design with never-ending charm. Different types of check as upholstery fabric designs are used to make varied furnishing products. From small to large, all types and colors of checks are available.

Dobby

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Dobby is a type of weave used mostly in geometrical form giving a unique fabric design pattern. This fabric is extensively used for making home furnishing products.

Jacquard

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Jacquard fabric design patterns are larger than the dobby, and also more intricate. They are used for making upholstery and drapery products.

Flocking

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Flocking is the process of depositing many small fiber particles (called flock) onto a surface. It can also refer to the texture produced by the process, or to any material used primarily for its flocked surface. Flocking of an article … Read More

Twill Weave

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It is similar to plain weave. In this the warp yarns skip at regular predetermined intervals creating a diagonal rib in the weave.

Dobby Weave

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A decorative weave which is characterised by small designs or geometric figures being woven in the fabric structure.

Leno Weave

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In this the warp yarns are arranged in pairs. One yarn is twisted around the other between picks of the filling yarn.

Polyester Fabric

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Polyester is used for upholstery and is blended with other fibers to add wrinkle resistance. It eliminates crushing of napped fabrics and reduce fading.

Spandex Fabric

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Spandex is known for its shape retention quality and is resistant to dry heat and oil. It is lightweight with comfort and flexibility.

Pillow-top Mattress

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Pillow-top mattresses have an additional layer of foam or padding atop the regular mattress. Sometimes they will be double-sided and have this layer on both sides, in which case the user is expected to flip the mattress over regularly for … Read More

Bedspread, Comfortspread and Comforter

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Comforters, bedspreads and comfortspreads cover the bed evenly and create a nice day look for the bedroom – they are often used for the guest bedrooms, in hotels and Bed ‘n’ Breakfast places. You can use them in your bedroom too – the only question is which type do you prefer?

What Makes a Bed? – Practical Guide

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Practises vary across the globe, but in most western cultures and in Australia the normal arrangement of sheets is fairly uniform. One or two bed sheets (fitted and/or flat), one or two pillows for practical use (depending on Standard Bed … Read More

Duvet, Quilt or Doona?

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Different names for the same thing   People have given it different names over the ages, but the item itself is almost the same all around the globe – a soft, flat bag filled with some light, warm filling that … Read More

The Truth About Thread Count

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Thread count is often considered a simple measure of fabric quality, so that “standard” cotton thread counts are around 150, while good-quality sheets start at 180 and a count of 200 or higher is considered percale, or closely woven. Thread … Read More

Which Doona is right for me?

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When winter is in full swing it’s time to pile on the sheets and blankets and huddle up in bed! As BLO is based in Melbourne we know a little bit about miserable weather and what a difference the right … Read More

To Iron or Not to Iron?

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For probably as long as we have had bed linen one of the most time-consuming jobs for the home-maker was ironing it all out. The best looking beds are generally freshly made and pressed, and yet many choose not to … Read More

Do you deliver to X location?

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We deliver everywhere, but postage is more expensive for shipping to overseas, approximately proportional to the increase in shipping prices on our end. For example, postage for a Quilt/Doona is: to Australia – $18.50 AUD to New Zealand – $35.00 … Read More

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