Buckram & Paris/Dior Net

Buckram is brilliant.

All our Buckrams are 100% cotton and are woven, bleached and starched in the North West of England. We stock single and double stiffened fabrics and adhesive coated fabrics.

We also supply slit coils of Buckrams used as interlinings for curtain making.
For further information please call 0161 627 4455

  1. Double stiffened Heavy-weight Buckram

    Starting at: £7.30

    Heavy-weight Buckram is a double stiffened cotton fabric, specifically developed by Parkin.This quality is 107cm wide available in white or black, and sold by the metre.This product is woven with medium-weight fibres and undergoes a stiffening process twice (hence the name ‘double stiffened’). It is available either without adhesive, with adhesive on one side or with adhesive on both sides.This product is ideal for larger, heavier creations such as theatrical wear and cosplay.As with all buckrams, Heavyweight Buckram becomes workable when steam-heated (using a household steam iron).Heavy-weight Buckram is perfect when combining with other millinery fabrics.Top tip – Use with Domet to create a softer finish! Learn More
  2. Heavyweight Buckram - 12mm tape

    Starting at: £5.20

    12mm tape made from our Heavyweight Buckram, available in Black and White, sold on a 50m coil.Known in the industry as 'Basles' this tape is conveniently slit to 12mm making it ideal for edging, binding, piping etc. Learn More
  3. Light-weight Buckram

    £7.10 (Inc. VAT)
    Light-weight Buckram is a double stiffened cotton fabric, specifically developed by Parkin. A more recent addition to the buckram family, this light weight is becoming more popular due to its flexibility.It is available in Black and White, 107cm wide and sold by the metre.This product is ideal for a lightweight approach in furnishing, millinery, and cosplay applications. Just like the industry standard buckram, such as our Medium weight, this product has a woven constructed but uses finer yarns.As with all buckrams, our Light-weight Buckram becomes workable when steam-heated (using a household steam iron).Light-weight Buckram is perfect when combining with other millinery fabrics such as:- Velvet - Wool - Fine Leather - Parasisal - Chiffon - Silk Learn More
  4. Paris Net

    Starting at: £5.00

    Paris Net is a stiffened cotton fabric, redeveloped by Parkin, based on a fabric originally manufactured in Paris in years gone by.This quality is approximately 110cm wide available in white or black, and sold by the metre.This product undergoes a stiffening process but is knitted, rather than woven, which makes it considerably easier to block than traditionally woven buckram.Also known as Dior Net, Paris Net was redeveloped over several years in the early 2000s and is ideal for softer millinery and cosplay creations.As with all buckrams, Paris Net becomes workable when steam-heated (using a household steam iron).Paris Net is perfect when combining with lightweight millinery fabrics.Top tip – Use when repairing or creating vintage headpieces! Learn More
  5. Single stiffened Medium-weight Buckram

    Starting at: £6.30

    Medium-weight Buckram is a single stiffened cotton fabric, specifically developed by Parkin.This quality is 107cm wide available in white or black, and sold by the metre.This product is woven with medium-weight fibres and undergoes a stiffening process just once (hence the name ‘single stiffened’). It is available either without adhesive, with adhesive on one side or with adhesive on both sides.We developed this product in the 1980s and it remains the industry standard for fabric covered hats and head-pieces. Also known as Millinery Canvas, Blocking Net and ‘321’, this Medium-weight Buckram is ideal for all general millinery and cosplay applications.As with all buckrams, Medium-weight Buckram becomes workable when steam-heated (using a household steam iron).Medium-weight Buckram is perfect when combining with other millinery fabrics.Top tip – Use with Domet to create a softer finish!Learn More
  6. Ultra Light-weight Buckram

    £6.40 (Inc. VAT)
    Ultra Light-weight Buckram is a stiffened cotton fabric, specifically developed by Parkin.This quality is available in White, 107cm wide and sold by the metre.This product is ideal for lightweight and your more delicate millinery, and cosplay applications. Like the industry standard buckrams, such as our Medium & Heavy-weights, this product has also a woven constructed but uses much finer yarns.As with all buckrams, Ultra Light-weight Buckram becomes workable when steam-heated (using a household steam iron).Ultra Light-weight Buckram is perfect when combining with other millinery fabrics such as:- Pineapple - Parasisal - Chiffon - Silk Learn More