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Fryetts Monza Oatmeal Fabric
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Fryetts Monza Fabric

Oatmeal

£14.50
Fryetts Monza Seafoam Fabric
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Fryetts Monza Fabric

Seafoam

£14.50
Radley Cotton Linen Fabric
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Radley Cotton Linen Fabric

Pearl

£19.50
Radley Cotton Linen Fabric
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Radley Cotton Linen Fabric

Parchment

£19.50
Radley Cotton Linen Fabric
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Radley Cotton Linen Fabric

Granite

£19.50
Radley Cotton Linen Fabric
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Radley Cotton Linen Fabric

Ochre

£19.50
Radley Cotton Linen Fabric
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Radley Cotton Linen Fabric

Plume Grey

£19.50
Radley Cotton Linen Fabric
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Radley Cotton Linen Fabric

Charcoal

£19.50
Radley Cotton Linen Fabric
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Radley Cotton Linen Fabric

Fossil

£19.50
Radley Cotton Linen Fabric
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Radley Cotton Linen Fabric

Marine

£19.50
Radley Cotton Linen Fabric
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Radley Cotton Linen Fabric

Nautical

£19.50
Radley Cotton Linen Fabric
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Radley Cotton Linen Fabric

Burnt Sienna

£19.50
Radley Cotton Linen Fabric
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Radley Cotton Linen Fabric

Grey

£19.50
The Millshop Cotton Linen Fabric*
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The Millshop Cotton Linen Fabric*

B07 Dusky Pink

£17.50
The Millshop Cotton Linen Fabric*
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The Millshop Cotton Linen Fabric*

H20 Thistle

£17.50
The Millshop Cotton Linen Fabric*
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The Millshop Cotton Linen Fabric*

G18 Ochre

£17.50
The Millshop Cotton Linen Fabric*
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The Millshop Cotton Linen Fabric*

I02 Aegean

£17.50
The Millshop Cotton Linen Fabric*
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The Millshop Cotton Linen Fabric*

A02 Peacock

£17.50

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Woven Upholstery Fabric

We stock a vast range of high quality, durable woven fabrics that are suitable for upholstery; from lightweight fabrics for footstools to heavyweight weaves for sofas and armchairs.

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.

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 sell both fire retardant fabrics and fabrics that are not fire retardant. Some fabrics, whilst being suitable for upholstery with regards to fabric weight, it may require treating to the relevant British Safety Standard if you are to use your chosen fabric to cover furniture or other items in the home. Alternatively you could use a flame retardant barrier cloth with your chosen fabric when doing upholstery.

We always recommend that you dry clean our woven upholstery fabric at a specialist dry cleaners.

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