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Jennifer Weave Fabric Sienna
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Jennifer Weave Fabric*

Sienna

£12.50
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Fire Resistant Plaid Weave Fabric Blue Teal
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Fire Resistant Plaid Weave Fabric*

Blue / Teal

£12.50
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iLiv Emerson Weave Fabric Smoke
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iLiv Emerson Weave Fabric

Smoke F1

£22.50
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iLiv Emerson Weave Fabric Marine
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iLiv Emerson Weave Fabric

Marine F1

£22.50
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iLiv Emerson Weave Fabric Zinc
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iLiv Emerson Weave Fabric

Zinc F1

£22.50
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iLiv Emerson Weave Fabric Mist
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iLiv Emerson Weave Fabric

Mist F1

£22.50
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Porter & Stone Luxor Jacquard Fabric Charcoal
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Porter & Stone Luxor Jacquard Fabric

Charcoal K17

£22.50
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Porter & Stone Luxor Jacquard Fabric Amethyst
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Porter & Stone Luxor Jacquard Fabric

Amethyst K17

£22.50
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Porter & Stone Luxor Jacquard Fabric Duck Egg
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Porter & Stone Luxor Jacquard Fabric

Duck Egg K17

£22.50
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Porter & Stone Luxor Jacquard Fabric Rose Gold
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Porter & Stone Luxor Jacquard Fabric

Rose Gold K17

£22.50
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Fryetts Serpa Jacquard Fabric Charcoal
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Fryetts Serpa Jacquard Fabric

Charcoal k16

£12.50
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Fryetts Serpa Jacquard Fabric Dove
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Fryetts Serpa Jacquard Fabric

Dove k16

£12.50
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Fryetts Serpa Jacquard Fabric Seafoam
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Fryetts Serpa Jacquard Fabric

Seafoam k16

£12.50
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Fryetts Serpa Jacquard Fabric Linen
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Fryetts Serpa Jacquard Fabric

Linen k16

£12.50
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Fryetts Serpa Jacquard Fabric Ivory
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Fryetts Serpa Jacquard Fabric

Ivory k16

£12.50
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Jane Churchill Woodbury Cotton Fabric Dark Cream

Jane Churchill Woodbury Cotton Fabric*

J586F-24 Dark Cream K7

£14.50
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Jane Churchill Woodbury Cotton Fabric White

Jane Churchill Woodbury Cotton Fabric*

J586F-01 White K7

£14.50
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Jane Churchill Foxton Fabric Mid Blue

Jane Churchill Foxton Fabric*

J475F-10 Mid Blue K8

£14.50
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Jane Churchill Woodbury Cotton Fabric Amethyst

Jane Churchill Woodbury Cotton Fabric*

J586F-08 Amethyst K7

£14.50
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Larsen Jefferson Fabric L8958-04 Silver / Charcoal

Larsen Jefferson Fabric*

L8958-04 Silver / Charcoal C18

£24.50
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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.