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Auberigne herringbone curtain fabric
New

Britten Herringbone Fabric *

Aubergine 236

£9.95
Navy blue upholstery fabric
New

Britten Herringbone Fabric *

Navy 239

£9.95
Grey herringbone fabric
New

Britten Herringbone Fabric *

Grey 234

£9.95
Willow green herringbone curtain fabric
New

Britten Herringbone Fabric *

Willow 237

£9.95
Fawn herringbone fabric
New

Britten Herringbone Fabric *

Fawn 235

£9.95
Moss green herringbone curtain fabric
New

Britten Herringbone Fabric *

Moss 238

£9.95
Ruby herringbone fabric
New

Britten Herringbone Fabric *

Ruby 06

£9.95
Walnut herringbone upholstery fabric
New

Britten Herringbone Fabric *

Walnut 03

£9.95
Jane Churchill Foxton J475F-02 ocean fabric
New

Jane Churchill Foxton Fabric *

J475F-02 Ocean

£19.50
Lime Hana weave fabric
New

Hana Weave Fabric

Lime

£14.50
iLiv Tundra canvas contract curtain fabric
New

iLiv Tundra Contract Fabric

Canvas

£14.50
iLiv Tundra contract curtain fabric
New

iLiv Tundra Contract Fabric

Cloud

£14.50
iLiv Tundra contract curtain fabric
New

iLiv Tundra Contract Fabric

Slate

£14.50
iLiv Tundra smoke contract curtain fabric
New

iLiv Tundra Contract Fabric

Smoke

£14.50
Clarke & Clarke Linoso F0453/04 charcoal fabric
New

Clarke & Clarke Linoso Weave Fabric

F0453/04 Charcoal

£9.95
Clarke & Clarke Linoso F0453/11 duck egg fabric
New

Clarke & Clarke Linoso Weave Fabric

F0453/11 Duck Egg

£9.95
Clarke & Clarke Linoso F0453/27 orion fabric
New

Clarke & Clarke Linoso Weave Fabric

F0453/27 Orion

£9.95
Clarke & Clarke Linoso F0453/33 sesame fabric
New

Clarke & Clarke Linoso Weave Fabric

F0453/33 Sesame

£9.95
iLiv Lalique amethyst fabric
New

iLiv Lalique Jacquard Fabric

Amethyst

£19.50
Jane Churchill Foxton J475F-08 moss fabric

Jane Churchill Foxton Fabric *

J475F-08 Moss

£19.50

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Woven Curtain Fabric

Plain weave (also called tabby weave or taffeta weave) is the most basic of three fundamental types of textile weaves (along with satin weave and twill). It is strong and hard-wearing, used for furnishing fabrics.  Some examples of fabric with plain weave are chiffon, organza, taffeta, silk, linen, cotton, voile, muslin. When manufacturing plain weave, the warp and weft are aligned so they form a simple criss-cross pattern.

Balanced plain weaves are fabrics in which the warp and weft are made of threads of the same weight (size) and the same number of ends per inch as picks per inch.

Basket-weave is a variation of plain weave in which two or more threads are bundled and then woven as one in the warp or weft, or both. A balanced plain weave can be identified by its checkerboard-like appearance.

History

Historically eighteenth century crewel embroidery preferentially used a linen and cotton twill plain-weave because it wore well.

We offer a Made To Measure service on our woven curtain fabrics. If you would like to know more about our Made To Measure curtains please contact us.

We always recommend that you dry clean our woven curtain fabrics at a specialist dry cleaners.

All our woven fabrics are available both online and in store from our fabric warehouse in Northamptonshire.

Before choosing your curtain fabric there are a few points to consider about the type of fabric, type of curtains, curtain lining, curtain pole, pelmets or valences and about how much fabric you will need. Take a look at our measure & calculate page to help you with all these points.