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The Velvet Trend

If you open any interiors magazine right now, you can pretty much guarantee you’ll spot some velvet fabric.  Its everywhere; on the high street, magazines, tv, catwalks and more.  Get some ideas and inspiration below to get on board with … Continue reading

Linking Rooms With Colour

Throughout a house you want a smooth transition from room to room.  Having adjacent rooms with themes that don’t complement each other can sometimes be overwhelming.  Co ordinating colours, patterns and textures within rooms and from room to room can … Continue reading

Roman Blinds Vs Roller Blinds

There are a number of factors to consider when choosing whether you use roman blinds or roller blinds in a room.  There is no right or wrong but one may be better for you.  Below we have discussed the potential factors … Continue reading

Floral Fabric

With a timeless and versatile feel to them, flowers are one of the most popular designs on a fabric.   Floral fabrics bring the beauty and simplicity of the outside, into a room and provide an air of elegance in a … Continue reading

Handmade Shoes

Have you ever showed up to a party wearing the same outfit as someone else? Chances are likely! Have you ever seen a fabric you love and not sure what to do with it? Again, chances are likely! Have you … Continue reading

Geometric Fabric

A geometric pattern is a kind of pattern formed of geometric shapes that is generally repeated. Geometric patterns are one of the most popular designs on fabrics.  Geometric material can create statement pieces with unique and bold designs that can … Continue reading

Autumn Craft Workshops

This year has seen the introduction of craft workshops added to the list of things we do here at the-millshop-online.  Our craft workshops take place in our new workshop area in our Northampton fabric shop.  They are either taken by … Continue reading

What Is A Rub Test?

We often get asked questions like ‘how heavy does a fabric need to be for upholstery?’ or ‘what is the best fabric for upholstery?’ Many people think that the durability of a fabric is determined by the weight of it … Continue reading

Houndstooth Fabric

Houndstooth is a unique and striking fabric that is easily recognised in interiors and fashion.  The classic houndstooth pattern is an example of tessellation.  It is a duotone textile pattern characterized by broken checks or abstract four-pointed shapes.  Houndstooth is often … Continue reading

Tropical Fabric

Tropical inspired interiors are fun and enthralling, giving a brilliantly bold statement in each room.  An easy way to bring the loud and vibrant feel of a rainforest into your room is with striking tropical fabrics.  Think bold leaves, brightly colours … Continue reading