Velcro - Black or White - Sew-in or Stick-on
Velcro - One list for you to choose Black or White - Stick-on or Sew-in or a combination of stick-on and sew-in - the choice is all yours!
Choose your colour then decide if you want it to be sewn in, stuck in or even sewn in on one side and stuck on the other side of your chosen project. You can make up any combination of colour, hook side, loop side, sew in or stuck on that you wish. Just remember that when you place a length of Velcro in your basket ie a loop side that you will likely as not, but not always, need to choose a hook side to go with it. We don't sell both sides (hook and loop) together. Someone wanting Velcro for exhibition display stands would probably just want a hook side adhesive Velcro as the loop side is provided by the fascia of the exhibition stand.
But never fear - if you are at all unsure which combination of Velcro you need for your chosen craft or DIY project - just give us a ring and we will happily advise you.
Hook-and-loop fasteners, hook-and-pile fasteners or touch fasteners (often referred to by the generalised trademark Velcro, due to the prominence of the Velcro Brand) consist of two components: typically, two lineal fabric strips (or, alternatively, round "dots" or squares) which are attached (sewn or otherwise adhered) to the opposing surfaces to be fastened. The first component features tiny hooks, the second features smaller loops. When the two are pressed together the hooks catch in the loops and the two pieces fasten or bind temporarily. When separated, by pulling or peeling the two surfaces apart, the strips make a distinctive "ripping" sound. Thanks Wkipedia for the explanation.
The VELCRO® brand of hook and loop was invented by a man named George de Mestral in the 1940's while hunting in the Jura mountains in Switzerland. Mr. de Mestral, a Swiss engineer, realized that the tiny hooks of the cockle-burs were stuck on his pants and in his dog's fur and wondered how they attached themselves. Under the scrutiny of the microscope, he observed the hooks engaging the loops in the fabric of his pants.
Where did the word "Velcro" come from?
VELCRO® inventor De Mestral, along with help from friends in the weaving business, finally duplicated mother natures hook and loop fastener in the manufacturing plant. The result of his new invention was VELCRO® Brand hook and loop fasteners, from the French words for velvet "velour", and hook, "crochet".
- 1948 - Summer walk in the woods, discovers cockleburs
- 1952 - Velcro S.A. established in Switzerland
- 1955 - Patents "Velvet Type Fabric and Method of Producing The Same" Patent #2,717,437 with the Swiss government.
- 1957 - Velcro USA opened in Manchester, NH
- 1958 - Velcro trademark registered in the United States
- 1979 - Original patents expire
- 1990 - George de Mestral dies
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One of the impacts of Covid 19, has been a fourfold increase in worldwide demand for craft products. In addition, manufacturers worldwide have also been closed and/or are working with reduced production capacity. This has created worldwide shortages of craft products & reduced the capacity of our suppliers to supply our industry - but with three very well stocked shops ready for action we expect to be able to supply our customers needs with minimal disruption.
So please, please…. be kind to all your lovely craft suppliers as we all do our level best to keep you cutting, stitching, clicking & sticking during these challenging times.
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All orders are picked and despatched from our shop in Leeds.
Click & Collect Leeds
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