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 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.
Personalising & Cresting - Weaving
The Company specialises in undertaking commission orders and providing bespoke services which involves weaving linen, tailored specifically to meet individual customer requirements. Almost all our products can be branded or personalised in some way. This may involve in-woven cresting, an embroidered logo, company name woven into a tea towel, a coat of arms on a guest towel, your own design or a special size. Our skilled design team use extremely advanced technology, which is perfectly set up to handle short runs e.g. one crested tablecloth or a set of specifically designed napkins.
Commission woven products from Thomas Ferguson Irish Linen can be found in royal palaces, embassies, board rooms, stately homes and exclusive venues worldwide.
Stitching, Hemming and Embroidery
At Thomas Ferguson we have our own stitching and embroidery departments, and can offer a wide range of hems and stitching options. Everything from plain, hemstitched and corded hems; to wider tablecloths made by joining narrower widths by flat felled seams.
If you cannot wait for an inwoven crest, logo or mongram we can embroider what you require on a standard item from our range.
Many of Thomas Ferguson products are available in super wide widths. This not only means that we offer bed linen right up to super king size 305cm (120"), but linen damasks for the table in widths up to 300cm (118 "). We can provide a made to measure cutting and sewing service to tailor products specifically to your requirements. This facility allows our retailers and wholesalers to offer this unique bespoke service to their customers.
Where wider widths than 3 metres are required, fabrics can be joined together to provide very wide widths.
Exclusive Customer Designs
As retailers, restaurants and hotels increasingly wish to differentiate themselves from one another, Fergusons has worked hand in hand with customers to develop their own brand ranges, designs and image. These collections can be seen in retail shops and mail order catalogues all over the world. As well as some hotels and restaurants.
Thomas Ferguson can only reproduce good quality damask designs from good quality artwork. For the best results customers should send us a TIFF graphic file of the design. JPEG artwork is on the whole not of a good enough quality for good quality weaving.
Most of Thomas Ferguson linen fabrics can be piece dyed to shade or woven with dyed yarns.Thomas Ferguson's try to facilitate our customers by having minimum order quantities as low as is practicably possible. Sometimes this is restricted by machine constraints.
A minimum order quantity of 250 metres applies to piece dyeing of fabric wider than 183cm (72inches), for fabrics narrower than 183cm (72 inches) we can dye down to 50 or 60 metres. Although, the cost does increase for special short dye runs.
Through our sister company John England, Thomas Ferguson does have access to a wide range of stock dyed linen fabrics. Please ask about this if you have any questions.
There are no minimum for dyed weft, subject to certain standard colours. Please enquire regarding this a la carte dyeing service.
Linen Fabric by the Metre
Many customers prefer to make up their own finished products. We offer a comprehensive range of linen fabrics taken directly from our collections, in the piece. Alternatively we can work with you to create your own design.
"At Thomas Ferguson we know we can't win, unless our customers win"