1. Behind The Seams With Daniele Bull

    Behind The Seams With Daniele Bull

    Daniele Bull arrived in the UK in the early 60’s, 20 years old, and a newlywed. Her husband, Joel, was selling fabric in market stalls across East Anglia and London.

  2. Spring Fever Has Arrived Again: Kaftans And Dresses

    Spring Fever Has Arrived Again: Kaftans And Dresses

    Spring has sprung and there is nothing that Joel & Son Fabrics loves more than welcoming the new season with fresh deliveries of gorgeous printed linens and cottons.

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  3. Three Ways With Bouclé

    Three Ways With Bouclé

    Bouclé (otherwise known as tweed) is one of our absolute favourite fabrics, a versatile wardrobe staple that looks wonderful for any season or occasion.

    Joel & Son Fabrics constantly receives new bouclé ranges with the newest colours and styles, sourced from only the finest Italian and Spanish mills. Why not step inside our bouclé wonderland and discover the largest, most in-vogue selection of this elegant fabric, and create your own style classic with one of our beautiful bouclés.

    Fancy some inspiration? Try one of these...

    Make your own summery version of Alexander McQueen's contemporary take on tweed, with one of our new blue, light bouclés.

  4. Slip Into Silk - What Is A Silk Jacquard?

    Slip Into Silk - What Is A Silk Jacquard?

    As we quickly drift towards Spring, we are feeling inspired by summery print dresses on the runways and stunning new deliveries of printed silk jacquards are arriving daily.

    Dolce & Gabbana

    Jacquard silk gives the impression of a print on a print, as there is a slightly raised, soft pattern woven underneath the print.

    Joel & Son Fabrics are globally renowned for our jacquards! They are crease- resistant and make up beautifully, sourced from only the finest Italian fabric mills, and we usually have the matching silk chiffon as well.

  5. Stocking Fillers: Ties, Buttons and Trimmings

    Stocking Fillers: Ties, Buttons and Trimmings

    It's great when someone puts proper time and thought into your Christmas pressies. Some great small gift ideas here at Joel & Son Fabrics, perfect stocking fillers that show you care.

    A luxurious, designer tie is appreciated by any stylish gentleman. We have a variety of tie panels in elegant prints and colours from renowned French couture house, Lanvin, so instead of just buying a tie, how about making up a beautiful silk Lanvin one on your own and surprising him.

  6. Why A Scarf Is A Great Christmas Present

    Why A Scarf Is A Great Christmas Present

    Need a gift idea for your aunty/sister/niece/friend? Stuck on candles and lotion sets? (If you're female, over 18 and have never received a candle or hand cream for Christmas, let us know. We don't actually believe you exist)

    (Grace Kelly)

    A scarf is always a fabulous present. A timeless accessory.
    For instant chic, tie a classic, silk neck scarf, Grace Kelly-style.

    A soft silk or fine wool scarf draped elegantly over shoulders or around the neck always looks stylish.

  7. The Cherry Effect & How To Tie A Head Scarf

    The Cherry Effect & How To Tie A Head Scarf

    This week at Joel and Son we had a very special guest come in and visit us - the lovely Cherry Dalton. The renowned artist joined us to create a special edit of our designer scarves, exclusively for you lucky online shoppers.

  8. New Season Shopping Bags Collectors Edition 24

    New Season Shopping Bags Collectors Edition 24

    Anyone who has shopped with us in store knows that we take great pride in our seasonal shopping bags. We love seeing the delight on our customers faces when we bring out one of our bright, whacky and 'typically Joel & Son' shopping bags to pack their fabric goodies in.

    Joel & Son Fabrics Shopping Bags: Collectors Edition 24

    And right on cue at the beginning of Spring we're proud to introduce our 24th collectors edition shopping bag range. Designed by Director Gary Bull, the Spring/Summer 2017 collection boasts seven different colours and three sizes to choose from.

  9. Limited Edition Joel & Son Fabrics Shopping Bag 2017

    Limited Edition Joel & Son Fabrics Shopping Bag 2017

    By popular demand, our Joel & Son Fabrics reusable shopping bags are back! After an incredibly successful campaign last year, we are proud to introduce our new collection of shopping bags.

    Left to right: grey, navy blue, bright blue, black & red.

    These double thickness nylon bags boast a faux croc base & handle and are available in a choice of colours. Available to purchase for just £9.99 each with £5 of every sale going directly to charity.

    This is our 3rd collection of limited edition reusable shopping bags which so far with your help has raised over £30,000 fo

  10. The path to becoming a fabric designer: an artist’s story.

    The path to becoming a fabric designer: an artist’s story.

    Here at Joel & Son Fabrics we're always looking to expand our collection to include the most interesting and unique designs from established designers and upcoming designers alike. So when international artist and designer Rachel de Roeper approached us to stock her debut collection, Rachel de Roeper Living Art, we were all ears (and eyes).

    Rachel’s unique collection of artwork, influenced by form and movement found in nature, is what led her to design an original fabric collection. It all began when Rachel was approached some years ago by an independent designer who needed her artistic flair to help create a bespoke textural design for a client, which was printed onto a silk jacquard. The client loved the fabric that Rachel created so much that it inspired her to make the transition from artist to fabric designer, and create an entire fabric collection.

  11. Limited Edition: Joel & Son Fabrics Shopping Bag

    Limited Edition: Joel & Son Fabrics Shopping Bag

    As many of our loyal customers will know, we take incredible pride in our carrier bags at Joel & Son Fabrics. Every season brings a new collection that is personally designed by Gary Bull - the owner, Company Director, and the ‘Son’ in Joel & Son Fabrics.

    Just in! A few from our brand new collection of carrier bags for Spring/Summer 2015.

    With the increasing popularity of our seasonal bags, we decided to create a limited edition re-usable Joel & Son Fabrics shopping bag. Choose between a hot pink or classic black. Both are on sale for just £9.99 with all of your donation going directly to charity.

  12. Haute Couture

    Haute Couture

    Haute Couture refers to the creation of exclusive custom-fitted clothing. The term 'Haute Couture' (a French expression translating literally to "high dressmaking") is commonly misused in the fashion industry to glorify clothes that are heavily embellished. The luxury of this trade is that the most experienced and talented seamstresses construct each garment by hand from start to
    finish. One piece alone can take weeks to assemble.

    According to Wikipedia, the term Haute Couture is protected by law in France and is defined by the Chambre de commerce et d'industire de Paris to strictly obide by the following three rules:

    1.) The garments must be bespoke designs for private clients.
    2.) The fashion house must have an atelier in Paris employing at least fifteen people.
    3.) Each season the fashion house must present a collection to the Paris press.

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