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Quality covering materials since 1889 for books, boxes, stationery, luxury packaging, arts and crafts and to wherever your imagination may lead you......

Welcome to our online website which is constantly being updated with exciting new products, which are ideal for making books, boxes, stationery, luxury packaging, arts and crafts, conservation and restoration,

and to wherever your imagination may lead..

Coloured Threads

To start shopping please click here.

For quick links please click on the thumbnails to the right, or those highlighted.
If you have any questions then we will do our best to assist you enquiries@ratchford.co.uk

In brief:

We are pleased to be able to offer a wide selection of well known books from our bookshop, also see our special offers, and please click on the quick links (highlighted below). Headbands,  Tools and accessories, threads, leathers, marbling, wooden equipment.

See our selelction of Chiyogami papers (click image)
If you are looking for anything new, and cannot find this online then please feel free to contact us tel: 0161 480 8484 or email: enquiries@ratchford.co.uk.

All covering materials (click thumb nail)

Cutting mats self healing

For trade customers     

F.J.Ratchford ‘s are delighted to celebrate 125 years this year as one of the few remaining family businesses committed to stocking and supplying quality materials, and a huge range of accessories into a wide number of markets in the UK and abroad.

In 1889 Frederick John Ratchford started what was to become a lifetimes family commitment for five generations work, to explore and develop new products, by stretching the boundaries in product design, and quality specifications, yet still concentrating on the main core business of stocking and supplying quality cloth and paper covering materials. Please click on the link to see the various applications for our materials.

Over the years, we have grown to be recognised as a major stockist and supplier in the UK, and abroad, due to a healthy export business. We welcome all customers, to feel free by contacting us by email enquiries@ratchford.co.uk, or phone 0161 480 8484 or visiting us (office hours or by appointment) at Kennedy Way, Green Lane, Stockport Cheshire SK4 2JX.

self adhesive tape

Our own range of quality covering materials have kept in line with the modern requirements of our customers, but we have not forgotten where we started and our ongoing wishes to see continuation of the traditional cloths being used by traditional book binders.
Alongside our own ranges of bookcloths, and Heritage Library buckrams we also represent several overseas manufacturers, in particular BN International pvc coated papers from Holland, SEF suede products from France, Hoffman Fine Leathers from Germany, Tex-Libris design led materials from France, and several others. A large selection of their products are available for immediate dispatch from our ware house, and samples may be requested by emailing: enquiries@ratchford.co.uk 

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World of Ratchford

Contact Us
3mm foam board

Kennedy Way, Green Lane,
Stockport, Cheshire.

Tel: 0161 480 8484
Fax: 0161 480 3679
email: sales@ratchford.co.uk
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