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Lace Fabric Online

From £14.50. Ready in 1 - 2 day(s).

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    • ≥ 0.5 m2: £29/sq m
    • ≥ 3 m2: £28/sq m 3.4% Discount
    • ≥ 10 m2: £27/sq m 6.9% Discount
    • ≥ 20 m2: £26/sq m 10.3% Discount
    • ≥ 30 m2: £25/sq m 13.8% Discount
    • ≥ 40 m2: £24/sq m 17.2% Discount
    • ≥ 50 m2: £19/sq m 34.5% Discount

  • Student Discounts It’s no secret that students are some of our favourite people! We have sorted the best deal for students with up to 40% off! Ask for a discount

  • Wholesale Discount We want to give makers and small businesses the best price to help their business grow. Available to selected makers and traders. Apply for your wholesale account.

UK delivery: £5.50

  • UK delivery: £5.50
  • Western European: £13
  • Other European: £16
  • North America: £16
  • Australia / Japan: £22
  • Rest Of The World: £22

Our exquisite Flora Lace is a romantic and delicate English lace fabric, which will add elegance and beauty to any project. Design your lace fabric online with anything from artwork to bold patterns. A unique floral pattern with a distinct English lace fabric design, your new Flora Lace will make the perfect choice for a wide range of end uses; from wedding dresses and trimmings to home furnishings and applique.

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  • Max Print: 1.4m, Weight: 42gsm
  • Properties: light, open structure, floral design
  • Weighs 42gsm and is ideal for a variety of uses
  • A slightly shimmering face

Flora Lace 42gsm £14.50

Ready in 1 - 2 day(s).

  • Max Print: 1.4m
  • Weight: 42gsm
  • Roll Width: 1.42m
  • Find it in our Swatch pack
  • 100% polyester

Care instruction

Hand wash only in warm water with dedicates detergent,

  • Hand Wash
  • Dry Flat
  • No Steam
  • Low Heat

Design your own English lace fabric online

Create your own lace fabric online with Contrado. Your beautiful new custom made English lace fabric has its own unique personality, design and structure. Flora Lace is so distinct with its chic floral design, and we know it will be love at first sight.
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Surface textures

Flora Lace has its own bespoke qualities, which allows it to stand out from our other lace fabrics. It has such wonderful, feminine characteristics that we almost refer to it as a "she." With a shimmery face and a bright, stark white base tone. This warp knitted lace fabric is relatively stiff with a textured surface.

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Print detail

Your new lace has a rather tight floral construct and is made with shimmering threads. This gives it a beautiful and lively personality. Details of your designs will appear more prominent on Flora than some of our other lace fabrics online. Bolder designs work best and colours will show through well on the reverse.

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Usage

Lace is a dreamy fabric, which can add so much to a project. The qualities found in Flora means that it is ideal to use for everything from dressmaking and lingerie to homeware and lace curtains. Use your new lace as trimmings on clothing and furnishings, to bring additional character and style to your look and home.


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Reviews for Flora Lace

Rated 5/5 based on 4 customer reviews

  • Always good! The fabrics always come really quickly and with my image printed at a really nice quality. Sometimes the colours are slightly off, but not bad enough to ever complain.
    Rated 5 / 5 stars - by
  • Brilliant service Really impressed with both the quick turnaround and high quality of printing - many thanks!
    Rated 5 / 5 stars - by
  • 100% excellent Great product and ordering / delivery can't be faulted
    Rated 5 / 5 stars - by
  • The best customer service Great product quality, customer service is outstanding - on the previous orders I have been dealing with Ghiles who was so friendly, helpful and went above and beyond. Great team and outstanding customer service.
    Rated 5 / 5 stars - by

Frequently asked questions on Flora Lace 42gsm:

Why is this called Flora Lace?

We call this lace "Flora" because it has a stunning floral pattern in its construction. With a delicate webbing and more solid flower patterns, this chic and elegant English lace fabric is a real beauty. The floral pattern sets it apart and makes it unique. Many customers enjoy using Flora for more feminine projects, such as dress making and wedding dresses.

What will my design look like?

As lace has an open weave construct, it prints differently from fabrics with a more solid construction. The floral design is the more solid part of the material, and this is the part that shows details best. The best designs to use for lace are ones without too many details. Fine details and lines can get lost, so solid designs and blocks of colour work best. The colours will also show through nicely on the reverse.

What are some good projects for lace fabric online?

You really are spoilt for choice when it comes to using Flora. From its crisp finish to its ethereal pattern, your new lace will work perfectly for a huge range of end uses. If you are looking to make your own lingerie, use Flora to create a flirty side panel. For dresses, why not trim it with custom designed lace, to give it a special finishing touch? We also love using it for making customised lace curtains for the home.

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Check out these phenomenal designs from our Contrado Creatives that you can have printed on flora lace. 

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All you have to do is design what you love and we bring your creations to life. We take care of the hand crafting and manufacture, the sales and the shipping. You the designer, control the products and designs from wherever you are, from home, the office, even on the go. Meanwhile the orders start to roll in and you get commissions fast.

Print Guideline

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      What's the best resolution to print in?

      We print at 200dpi, which is a good combination of quality and file weight. Ideally your image should be scaled to 100% at 200dpi; this means that no resizing of your file occurs, preventing any interpolation. Our design interface will have a quality marker next to the design that you have uploaded, this will change colour using a traffic light system and display a message. The message will let you know if the resolution is too low or if you have a good quality image. 

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    How will my image scale?

    When you upload your design our system will automatically scale it to fit your chosen fabric dimensions. In the ‘Product Image’ tab, the displayed dimensions under ‘Print Size’ will show the dimensions of the piece of fabric that you are ordering. For image/design dimensions you need to see the ‘Images & Text Tools’ tab. You can see and edit the dimensions of the image under the quality information next to the thumbnail.

  • RGB-CMYK Print Guideline Icon

    Which colour model should I choose? RGB or CMYK?

    If each individual colour is specifically important to your design, choose CYMK as our setup will print each colour with the closest possible match within our available range. If the relationship between the colours within the image is more important choose RGB; this will reduce all colours equally to fit within our range.

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    Maximum dimensions

    For most of our fabrics there is no limit on the length of the fabric that you can order. We have a preview design window set up to 10m max to visualise the print, but that's not a print limit. If you'd like to order more, increase the quantity (x2 for 20m or x4 for 40m for example) and then you can order as much as you'd like, with a built in automatic volume discount too. The maximum print width of each fabric can be found on the individual fabric pages or in our design interface.

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    Do I need to incorporate white space within my design if I want a border or some cutting space?

    Yes, that might help you! Always incorporate any extra space or boarders into your purchased fabric size. We trim squarely around fabric samples and fabric prints, leaving approximately 5mm white space. Cutting neatly on the line has an additional fee.

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    Do you print on fabric a customer supplies?

    Unfortunately not; we like to test meticulously so that we know what gets best results on our fabrics, and our facilities cater perfectly to them. We do however print sublimation paper to order, and if you have access to a heat press you can press your own fabrics easily.

  • Jpeg-Tiff Print Guideline Icon

    Should I save my file as a TIFF or JPEG?

    For multi-coloured or very detailed files we recommend using a tiff format, but they must be flattened. For simple colours and low detail files, a jpeg is fine.

  • Shrinkage-Print Guideline Icon

    What is the situation with material shrinkage?

    Just like many fabric printing processes, there is the potential for shrinkage. Depending on the fabric, please expect and allow between 2-8% shrinkage which you need to plan for in your dimensions. This percentage can vary from print run to print run and between fabrics, so we would advise to order a little more material than you require for your project. 

  • Print-Both Sides Print Guideline Icon

    Can I print on both sides of the fabric?

    We do not offer printing on both sides of the fabric, as a lot of our fabrics are semi-transparent. As the customer, you can consider the effect of printing on both sides one of our fabrics and contact us, and we will get back to you if it's feasible.

  • Labels-Print Guideline Icon

    Can I order labels in another fabric? Will you cut them like you do with the normal fabric labels?

    At the moment no, our labels are all printed on the same satin fabric. We may introduce more in the future, but for now this is the best choice. The labels are all cut the same way. You can order the fabric of your choice and make the labels yourself, but we do not cut different fabric into label format.

  • Eco friendly Printing

    How is your fabric printing eco-friendly?

    With environmental consciousness in mind, our fabrics are all printed using completely water-based inks. This means no chemicals or solvents are used. Our heat fixing procedure fixes the colours and prints, avoiding the downsides of steaming, such as excess or contaminated water returning into the waste system. We have one facility in London where we conduct all the printing, production and fulfillment.




Sizing For Hemming And Shrinkage

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We have a full Cut & Sew service here at Contrado, and are able to hem your fabric prints for a small additional charge. We create a small one- or two-fold hem that typically uses 5 to 20mm of material, depending on the thickness of the fabric. So, for example, if you want a finished piece of fabric that measures 100 x 100cm, you will need to order a size of 101.5cm x 101.5cm to allow for the hem (on top of that please also allow for shrinkage of min 2%). The thicker the fabric, the bigger the hem will be. You can choose to have your prints hemmed with either Black or White thread. On our silk and other light woven fabrics, one hemmed edge will be straight (vertically down the roll) and the other will be slightly rippled. The hemming material allowances are as follows and you need to make your print bigger to accommodate the hem:

  • Light Fabrics (20-100gsm): For silks and other light fabrics, we use 6-8mm in the hem (2 fold), so overall width/height will be minus 12-16mm
  • Medium Fabrics (101-200gsm): For medium-weight fabrics that fray, we use 15-20mm in the hem (2 fold) so overall width/height will be minus 35-40mm
  • Stiff/Heavy/No-fray fabrics: we use 15-20mm in the hem (1 fold) so overall width/height will be minus 35-40mm
All of these measurements are approximate and can vary. Including with shrinkage it can mean a fairly significant difference to ordered dimensions, so please plan your print accordingly. Depending on how open the weave is, our fabric can shrink anywhere from 2% to 8% with the average being 2.5%.
 

How Would you Like the Edge?

We have four finishing options for your fabric order: 
  • As it comes. We cut around your image, leaving a simply scissor cut, perhaps uneven white fabric border. 
  • Hem with thread. We can hem your fabric with a choice of black or white thread. Please allow 1-2 days additional production time. See below for information on how hemming affects the size of your print. We offer an overlock hem as well as a folded hem (one or two fold depending on the fabric) however not all fabrics are suited to both hem types. If you can see both options, it means both are suitable, and you will be able to chose whichever you prefer. 
  • Cut on the line. We will cut neatly on the edge of your design. This means that if you have a border around your design we will cut around that border, if your design takes the whole space of the fabric, then we will neatly cut around the edge of that image. Please be aware, when we cut along the line, we have to cut against the grain of the fabric. This is the standard procedure for fabric cutting. This means that with some fabrics, for example, Georgette and Mulmul, which have a slight wave in them, some fraying will occur. This is unavoidable, as the cut follows the grain of the textile. 
All of our fabrics are cut manually by hand, with the utmost care and attention. If your fabric has a slightly uneven look on the edges, or a touch of fraying, this does not indicate a flaw in the textile. It is not always possible to achieve a perfect straight cut with certain fabrics, so please do bare this in mind when it comes to your design. If you have any queries or would like to know about our cutting methods in more detail, please get in touch and we will be more than happy to discuss them with you. 

For further information about our fabrics see our FAQs.

Delivery time & Costs

Production times

We handmake your item on site, which takes on average 1-2 days. Please check individual production times which are displayed next to the item price on the product page, as this varies from product to product. In rare cases when we need to re-print an item, this may take an additional 1-2 days.

Shipping methods

After your item has been manufactured, we ship your order via your chosen method. Please add on the production time to the delivery time to calculate when your order will be with you. Select your delivery method in your basket.

We have a range of trusted shipping options:
  • Royal Mail 1st Class Standard (no tracking) - 1-5 working days on average (please note that this can take up to 15 working days in exceptional circumstances).
  • Royal Mail 1st Class Recorded (no tracking) – Usually delivered the next working day. It is not a guaranteed next day service, or a tracked service. A signature is required. (Please note that this can take up to 15 working days in exceptional circumstances).
  • Special Delivery – Delivered the next working day
  • Saturday Delivery (deliver only on Sat)
  • Collection from our London Office (between 4-6pm on working days only)
  • For international orders or large/bulky packages within the UK, we ship via DHL or Fedex services. This takes on average 2-5 working days.
You can then enjoy or resell your hand-made products with your very own designs.

You can also read more about our terms & conditions and refund policy. 

Make use of our Manufacturing and Worldwide Shipping Experience

At Contrado, every product is handmade on site to ensure the highest quality. We provide a dedicated production service as well as a range of fast delivery options. For the past 14 years, we have printed and hand-made countless personalised products for a wide range of customers all over the world and many of them have become loyal customers who love not only our products but also the care, knowledge and dedication from our staff.

A speedy Special Delivery service is available where your item will delivered within one working day, after it has been manufactured.
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  • UK delivery: £5.50
  • Western European: £13
  • Other European: £16
  • North America: £16
  • Australia / Japan: £22
  • Rest Of The World: £22
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