For the past few months the ‘Hole in the Wall Group’ team have been working on a brand new website for our ‘Fabric Direct (Kidderminster)’ superstore. Well, today is finally launch day, so we’d be delighted if you followed the link below to check out our handy work:
Like our ‘Hole in the Wall Curtains’ website, all photographs that have been used throughout the new ‘Fabric Direct (Kidderminster)’ site have been taken in and around the store. We’re hoping that this will help to give you an idea of the size of the store itself, and a feel for the range of soft furnishing products that we have on offer!
You may have noticed that throughout the site we mention that ‘Hole in the Wall Curtains’ is part of the ‘Hole in the Wall Group’? If so, you would have also probably noticed that within the ‘Hole in the Wall Group’ is our sister store ‘Fabric Direct (Kidderminster)’…
So, while the new ‘Fabric Direct (Kidderminster)’ website is under construction, we thought you might like to know a little bit more information about them:
“In 2003 founder Paul Broadgate acquired the landmark Co-operative building situated in Lion Square, Kidderminster. Following an extensive refurbishment, the former disused warehouse was transformed into ‘Fabric Direct (Kidderminster)’, a 6000 square foot soft furnishings superstore.
‘Fabric Direct (Kidderminster)’ has a dedicated and experienced team of staff who strive to offer customers value for money whilst ensuing an unrivalled level of service. This mantra has helped the stores reputation continually grow, establishing ‘Fabric Direct (Kidderminster)’ as one of the leading independent soft furnishing retailers in the country.
When visiting ‘Fabric direct (Kidderminster)’ customers will be met by a vast range of handpicked soft furnishing products including curtain, upholstery, dress, craft and bridal fabric by the metre, together with tiebacks, trimmings, haberdashery, curtain poles, tracks and much more.
Customers are encouraged to visit ‘Fabric Direct (Kidderminster)’ to fully appreciate the range of products on offer. ‘Fabric Direct (Kidderminster)’ is located in a convenient town centre location, benefitting from being surrounding by a large public car park. The store is also easily accessible from the M5/M6/M42 motorways and is within walking distance of bus and rail stations.”
If you’d like to find out any further details about the ‘Hole in the Wall Group’ or the services we offer, please feel free to give us a call on 01922 631512, or email using our contact form.
The ‘Hole in the Wall Curtains’ team have just taken delivery of a very exciting, and unusual, range of brand new curtain poles. So, we thought it would only be right to share the news with you…
Here’s how Renaissance describe their exciting new range:
“Forged from the elements, the spectrum range comprises of a galaxy of design from timeless antique brass to shining bright polished silver, understated black nickel and our explosive tempered titanium. With creations of glass, spheres, cuboids, spirals and trumpets of glass, brass, sparkling mirrored mosaics, studded steel and pure Perspex satellites, the Spectrum range allows you to roam through another dimension in curtains furnishing.
Explore brave new worlds of colour, in both 50mm and 35mm diameter metal poles, and you’ll find that Renaissance takes you light years ahead with the new Spectrum range. From observatory to conservatory, patio to playroom, transparent drapes to heavy velvets, cotton dreams to titanic tapestry, Spectrum has the universal strength and style to fulfil all you requirements.”
Colour finishes available:
- BLACK NICKEL
- ANTIQUE BRASS
- POLISHED SILVER
Samples of the Spectrum range are now in store, so why not come and see them for yourself. Alternatively for more information, please feel free to call us on 01922 631512, or email using our contact form.
Every year April 2nd marks a landmark for the ‘Hole in the Wall Curtains’ team, as 8 years ago to the day a huge fire threatened our stores continued existence.
Events of the blaze were covered by newspaper reporters and televisions crews from across theMidlands, making the story big local news. The following BBC report taken at the time of the fire helps describe the severity of the situation:
“More than 80 firefighters have been tackling a serious fire at a fabric shop in Walsall. They were called to the Hole in the Wall store on Friday 2nd April 2004 at around 04:00BST.
Firefighters are still at the scene and the building has been declared “totally unsafe.”
Traders on Walsall’s High Street have been told they would not be able to return to work over the weekend because of the damage caused.
Station Commander John Rees said it was too early to say how the fire started.
Part of Walsall town centre is expected to remain closed to traffic over the weekend following a blaze yesterday which caused an estimated 1 million pounds of damage.”
However, we don’t give up that easily, so after spending several weeks working tirelessly to replace smoke and water damaged stock the ‘Hole in the Wall Curtains’ team reopened it’s doors welcoming back our customers!
Since then ‘Hole in the Wall Curtains’ has gone from strength to strength, the store has continued to expand helping to cater for customers growing requirements. We are now proud to boast over 12,000 square feet of shop floor space bursting with every item of soft furnishing you could imagine.
Why not come and see for yourself, we’re open Monday to Saturday, 9.00am to 5.00pm everyday. Also, please feel free to call us on 01922 631512 or email via our contact form with any questions.
The ‘Hole in the Wall Curtains’ team were recently very flattered to find out that the ‘Sew’ magazine had been in contact to ask whether we’d consider offering some advice that could feature in their special ‘Home Sew’ April 2012 edition.
We obviously jumped at the chance, so our very own Lisa Kowalski (Custom Made Consultant) took up the challenge, and here’s what she had to say:
“When choosing fabric for your curtains its important to consider your stitching know-how; if this is your first project an elaborate silk may not be your best choice, perhaps go for a simple cotton fabric instead. Key designs for this spring are fresh and vibrant.
In order to get the best finish always make sure your curtains are cut out correctly. Always take care when ironing fabric and be aware that some may stretch, mark or shrink. Avoid overcomplicating your design and stick to the motto – measure twice, cut once – to ensure you get off to a good start. Finally time and patience are a must, if you can master these you’re sure to end up with a lovely product.”
For any further help and advice please feel free to give the ‘Hole in the Wall Curtains’ team a call on 01922 631512. Oh, and if you want to see the article in full, check it out on our Facebook page.
Back in 2010 the ‘Hole in the Wall Curtains’ played host, and film location, to Kirstie Allsopp and her Homemade Home Team. We were all so thrilled to be part of ‘Kirstie’s Homemade Home’ series that we couldn’t resist using our new blog to boast about it!
When Kirstie and her team arrived at ‘Hole in the Wall Curtains’ they were in the middle of shooting the 2nd series of ‘Kirstie’s Homemade Home’. The main purpose of their visit was to use our extensive workroom facilities to make a bean bag, as the following quote from the Channel 4 website explains:
“Twelve-year-old Dan needs a bedroom fit for a teenager. Kirstie decides to make him a new funky bean bag with the help of textile designer Amanda McCrory.”
During a long day of filming ‘Hole in the Wall Curtains’ happily supplied Kirstie and her crew with the fabrics and accessories required to complete the ‘funky bean bag’ (we’d do anything for 15 minutes of fame!). Finally, at 10:00pm, the filming (and bean bag) were complete!
The experience left the ‘Hole in the Wall Curtains’ team some great memories (and, as you can see, pictures). We just hope Kirstie and her team enjoyed it as much as we did, and will come back to visit us again soon!
More pictures of the days events can be seen on our Facebook page.
To receive news on the ‘Hole in the wall Curtains’, gossip from the soft furnishings industry, along with exclusive offers all you need to do is ‘like’ our Facebook page or ‘follow us’ on Twitter! To make it a little easier we have installed short cut buttons for each at the bottom of this page, so click away!
As ever, if you have any questions please feel free to contact the team on 01922 631512 or use our online contact form to email us.
With the first day of Spring 2012 just around the corner here at ‘Hole in the Wall Curtains‘ we have already started to take delivery of new, exciting ranges to further enhance our stock!
The latest new arrival is curtain fabric from the Ashley Wilde ‘Thornbury’ range, here’s how they describe their chic new collection:
“Inspired by the English countryside, the Thornbury collection features all things quintessentially English; watering cans, wellington boots, dogs and birds in bird boxes. Each design is filled with a delicate print including ditzy floral silhouettes, polka dots and soft stripes.
Mix and match these detailed prints with Amberley, a fun polka dot, Bethany, a delightful floral and Ellacombe, a soft stripe, to create a wonderful mix of vibrant, contemporary prints.
Printed on to quality cotton, these designs are available in a fresh, fun palette of Spring, Watermelon, Sorbet and Seaside Blue.”
The Ashley Wilde ‘Thornbury’ range is available from stock now, pop into store to see it for yourself!
If you have any questions just give us a call on 01922 631512, or email us using our contact form.
After several months of hard work the new ‘Hole in the Wall Curtains‘ website has finally arrived!
Alongside having that all important fresh new look; the new ‘Hole in the Wall Curtains’ website has been designed to make it easier for us to interact with our customers. The introduction of a ‘news’ section (which is also soon to be followed by a Facebook page) will help us keep customers up to date with the latest industry news, trends, offers etc. etc.
Oh, and one last thing, every photograph that we’ve used on the new ‘Hole in the Wall Curtains’ website is from the inside (and outside) of the store itself. Hopefully this will give you a ‘real’ feel for the size and character of the shop…
We’re here to help, so please don’t hesitate to call the team on 01922 631512, or alternatively email us here.
PS: A special thanks to Andy for all his hard work on the site!
You can fit your blind either inside or outside the window recess, when deciding which you prefer it is important to remember that the outside recess fitting is preferred when;
- the recess is less than 7.5cm (3″) deep
- it is an inward opening window
- where the window width or height varies by more than 2cm (3/4″) (more usual in older houses)