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Colefax & Fowler Morell Fabric* Natural
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Colefax & Fowler Morell Fabric*

F4025/04 Natural

£24.50
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Manuel Canovas Panama Fabric* Fuschia
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Manuel Canovas Panama Fabric*

Fuschia

£22.50
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Jane Churchill Ross Weave Fabric* Cinnamon
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Jane Churchill Ross Weave Fabric *

J474F-12 Cinnamon

£17.50
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Blendworth Peak Fabric Plum
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Blendworth Peak Fabric*

Plum

£12.50
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Blendworth Peak Fabric Mulberry
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Blendworth Peak Fabric*

Mulberry

£12.50
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Blendworth Peak Fabric Charcoal
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Blendworth Peak Fabric*

Charcoal

£12.50
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Blendworth Peak Fabric Sand
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Blendworth Peak Fabric*

Sand

£12.50
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Larsen Marlon Weave Fabric L8914-08 Amethyst
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Larsen Marlon Weave Fabric*

L8914-08 Amethyst

£24.50
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Colefax & Fowler Morell Fabric F4025/05 Blue
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Colefax & Fowler Morell Fabric*

F4025/05 Blue

£24.50
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Larsen Conrad Weave Fabric Alabaster L8918-02
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Larsen Conrad Weave Fabric*

L8918-02 Alabaster

£19.50
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Larsen Mika Weave Fabric Bronze L8903-10
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Larsen Mika Weave Fabric*

L8903-10 Bronze

£19.50
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Flower Trail Weave Purple Olive Fabric*
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Flower Trail Weave Fabric*

Purple Olive

£9.50
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Larsen Conrad Weave Fabric*
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Larsen Conrad Weave Fabric*

L8918-13 Blue

£19.50
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Manuel Canovas Panama Fabric*
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Manuel Canovas Panama Fabric*

04720/01 Neige

£22.50
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Manuel Canovas Panama 04720/07 Miel Fabric*
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Manuel Canovas Panama Fabric*

04720/07 Miel

£22.50
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Larsen Mika Weave Ice Blue*
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Larsen Mika Weave Fabric*

L8903-04 Ice Blue

£19.50
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Larsen Orso Weave Taupe Fabric*

Larsen Orso Weave Fabric*

L8916-07 Taupe

£22.50
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Jane Churchill Crispin Fabric*
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Jane Churchill Crispin Fabric*

Natural

£22.50
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Manuel Canovas Concorde Fabric*

Manuel Canovas Concorde Fabric*

04772/06 Vert Anis

£19.50
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Manuel Canovas Concorde Fabric*

Manuel Canovas Concorde Fabric*

04772/04 Ebene

£19.50
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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.