Schultz & Wiremu Fabric Effects LTD. Services

Working not only for costume, but also set and props, we have printed or distressed a great deal of heraldic flags, banners, horse cloths , tenting and carpets, and also distressed saddlery and armour.

 We are one of the few companies that takes up the excess of work when in-house dye shops are not able to cope with the quantity of work, or the various technicalities involved. This can range from only one small item, right up to the entire set of 7000 metres of printed and dyed fabrics for 'A Knight's Tale'.

 Having worked with some of the top stage institutions in the United Kingdom, London's West End, The USA and Europe, SCHULTZ & WIREMU FABRIC EFFECTS have been involved in countless stage productions by The Royal Opera House, English National Opera, New York Metropolitan, Houston Ballet, Royal Ballet, The National Theatre, Royal Shakespeare Company, Shakespeare's Globe, Regents Park Theatre, Glyndebourne Opera and Many many More.

For any of the services mentioned please get in touch for a quote.


Colour matching for small dye lots and larger quantities.

Dyeing to Pantone

Garment dyeing

Patch dyeing

Ombre dyeing

‘Tech’ down dyeing for white fabrics (dipping down white to off whites).


Distressing of costumes, fabrics & drapes, prop costumes (leather, armour) for costume designers, set decorators & prop departments.

Permanent distressing for long running shows.

Wounds, blood, mud, bodily fluids, salt marks.



Hand silk screen printing from origination to realisation.

Including artwork, repeat design, film positives, screen engraving.

Specialist prints. Metallics (shades of gold, silver, bronze, copper) Glitter, Puff binder, Foil.

Light & bright colours onto dark & light ground fabrics.

These print techniques cannot be achieved with digital printing.

Other Effects

Nylon Lycra permanent painting and Printing


Air brushing