Thomas Ferguson July Closedown
Thomas Ferguson will be closed for the July holidays from:
Last working day: 5th July, 2013
Returning: 15th July, 2013
Any orders placed on the online shop or inquiries will be dealt with as soon as possible after our return.
Ian Meehan Retires After 37 Years
Ian Meehan retires from Thomas Ferguson Irish Linen after 37 years with the company.
Ian worked in various production roles during his time with the company, and everyone wishes him a long and happy retirement.
Pictured with Ian (on the right) are two of the Thomas Ferguson management team.
Commission Weaving, Warping and Bespoke Services
Thomas Ferguson is sometimes best known as the wholesaler and retailer of a range of luxury Irish linen household products. However, first and foremost Thomas Ferguson is a Jacquard weaver.
Thomas Ferguson Irish Linen specialises in commission weaving, warping and bespoke services to the customer's specification. This can mean in-woven cresting, an embroidered logo, company logo, company name woven into a tea towel, a coat of arms on a guest towel, your own design, various finishes, dyeing to shade or a special size.
Fergusons can weave both plain or Jacquard fabrics, in mainly linen, cotton, poly/linen, poly/cotton, but also wool and other fibres. We specialise mainly in bespoke household, apparel fabrics, or fabrics for printing. We can weave up to three metres wide.
If you require warp beams made and wish to inquire about the use of our commission warping service please email our production manager .
We have established a growing reputation as an innovative designer and work with retailers to develop their own brand collections.
Thomas Ferguson May Day Holiday
Thomas Ferguson will be closed for May Day holiday on the 6th May, 2013.
Any inquiries received will be dealt with promptly on our return.
Happy the age, and harmlesse were the dayes,
(For then true love and amity was found),
When every village did a Maypole raise.
And Whitson-aTes and May-games did abound :
And all the lusty yonkers, in a rout,
With merry lasses daunc'd the rod about,
Then Friendship to their banquets bid the guests,
And poore men far'd the better for their feasts. "
Thomas Ferguson features in Ade in Britain
Ade in Britain
Thomas Ferguson is featured in the TV programme Ade in Britain.
It was televised Friday, 12th April.
Adrian Edmondson is in County Down in Northern Ireland to harvest potatoes. He learns the secret behind Britain's oldest fabric, and heads out on a boat in search of seaweed.
To see the programme please click here: http://www.u.tv/utvplayer/video/151097
Thomas Ferguson Easter Closedown & Easter Discount Offer
Thomas Ferguson Irish Linen will be closed for Easter from 29th March, 2013 returning to work 8th April, 2013.
Any enquiries sent in during this period will be dealt with as soon as possible after or return. We will also continue to take orders in the online retail shop, and these will be dealt with as soon as possible after our return.
As a celebration of Easter any orders placed in our online retail shop, before 8:00hrs, 8th April, 2013 (our time) will receive a 20% discount off the price of the product. All you have to do to get the discount is enter the word Easter13 in the voucher code box at the shopping basket stage.
We wish all our customers a Happy Easter.
Thomas Ferguson on Facebook
All those interested in Irish linen we would like to remind you to become our friend on Facebook.
There is lots of information and much more customer and friend interaction, as well as special offers only promoted on Facebook.
The Gathering 2013 - Ireland
What is The Gathering Ireland?
The Gathering Ireland is not one single event. It's an exciting year-long celebration of Ireland, its people and all that is great about its connections, both at home and abroad. The Gathering Ireland invites anyone who has a link to Ireland or just a love of the country, to come to Ireland for a series of events throughout 2013.
For more click here.
Bespoke Linens - What Fergusons Really Do
Thomas Ferguson Irish Linen has been weaving linen for 150 years. Generations of expertise and know-how, combined with state-of-the-art design and sampling departments, gives us a great deal of flexibility to meet the custom needs of our customers. Please do not hesitate to ask us for exactly what you want. We will try our best the matter how small the order. Whether it is weaving, stitching or embroidery.
Remember the stock lines shown in the Thomas Ferguson online shop is not really what we specialise in. Weaving and making-up special pieces for our customers is our real speciality.
Thomas Ferguson - Weavers
Thomas Ferguson are first and foremost Jacquard weavers. They sell linen, in many different widths,weaves and designs, by the metre.
As well as Jacquard fabrics in finished widths 183cm, 234cm and 296cm. Fergusons also weave plain linens for up to 3m+ wide, as well as 150cm wide fabrics for printing.
Fergusons also weaves traditional lettered tea towels with centre stripe and can weave your own name in subject to reasonable minimums.
If you have any weaving enquiries please contact sales. Click here.
New Products - Thomas Ferguson new coloured stripes for tea towels
Thomas Ferguson has added green and black stripes to the popular 100% linen tea towel range (Ref. 020).
These new stock items can be purchased  retail and wholesale online.
Winner of the Thomas Ferguson Competition for the period ending December, 2012
The winner of the competition for period ending December, 2012 is:
Sue Norminton, Plymouth, Devon.
Please enter our new competition.
Thomas Fergusons Christmas Holiday Closure Period
Thomas Ferguson Irish Linen will be closed for Christmas & New year from the 22st December, 2012 to 1st January, 2013.
Work will stop on the 21st December, and return to work will be on the 2nd January.
As we are a craft industry, and many of our linens are made up after the order is placed, it is unlikely any orders dispatched by us after the 19th December 2012 (to any location) will be received in time for Christmas.
Everyone at Thomas Ferguson wishes all our customers, and all those interested in Irish linen a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Latest Order Date For Christmas Deliveries
We have taken advice from the delivery companies as to the estimated latest dates we can ship linens to customers, for them to arrive before Christmas.
Below are the latest dates you can place orders if you hope to receive the order for Christmas:
United Kingdom    19th December, 2012
Europe                     18th December, 2012
N. America               14th December, 2012
Other                        12th December, 2012
Fergusons do not recommend leaving your orders to the last minute, and cannot give delivery guarantees. These are the best estimates from the delivery companies we use, and are for stock items only. If we are out of stock of any item we'll ask you if you want a refund or want to wait for more production.
We apologise in advance if anyone is let down, but we will do our best. Unfortunately once we pass it to the delivery companies it is out of our hands. We do use companies that have a good track record.
We wish all our customers a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, and we hope you get a lot of satisfaction and pleasure from using a genuine piece of Irish linen.
Showcase, Ireland 2013
Thomas Ferguson will be exhibiting at Showcase, Ireland in the RDS, Dublin from the 20th-23rd January, 2013.
This is now the foremost place for retailers to find unique design- led fashion, knitwear, jewellery, craft, gift and interiors.
For opening hours and registration please click here.
Fergusons will be pleased to see you on our stand (D102).
Thomas Ferguson and John England to work closer together
Thomas Ferguson and John England have recently come under common ownership, and will be working much closer together.
Thomas Ferguson is a weaver of plain and Jacquard Irish linen fabrics, mainly for luxury table, bed and kitchen linens. John England is a designer and wholesaler of apparel and interior fabrics, and carries a large range of unique off the shelf linens.
John England will be moving from their current Belfast premises to join Thomas Ferguson in their weaving factory in Banbridge, Co. Down.
In a statement from the company they say that by working together they will will be stronger than the sum of the parts, and greatly expand the customer base for both companies.
Thomas Fergusons Design Archive
Thomas Ferguson Irish Linen has a large design archive of unique damask tablecloth designs dating back as far as the 19th century. These designs are the copyright of Thomas Ferguson and many have not been woven for over 60 years, and have not been seen by modern customers.
There would be an enormous amount of work and cost to configure all of these designs so that they could be woven on our looms far beyond the resources of a small weaver like Thomas Ferguson & Co Ltd.
However, if anyone is feeling particularly flush at present and wants a unique design they can peruse the archive and choose the design they wish to resurrect. Unfortunately it could take around £1500 to ready each design for weaving.
The least we could do for anyone who does help resurrect designs from this old archive is to rename the design after them, because it is unlikely they will ever see the light of day otherwise.
A New German Language Website for Thomas Ferguson Irish Linen
Thomas Ferguson Irish Linen have launched a new German language website. It is a service to our German customers and will allow them to read about the Thomas Ferguson company, and about our unique Irish linen products.
For more please see: http://www.irischesleinen.com/
Winner of the Thomas Ferguson Competition for the period ending September, 2012
The winner of the Thomas Ferguson Competition for the period ending September, 2012 is:
Richard Nutt from Swindon, Wiltshire, UK
Fergusons End of Summer Closedown
Thomas Ferguson Irish Linen will be closed for the end of summer holiday from:
Last working day: 14th September, 2012
First day back: 24th September, 2012
This is the last main holiday of the year until Christmas and the New Year.
Shown in the image are the Mountains of Mourne at Newcastle, Co. Down.