Items 1 to 24 of 420 total

per page
  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3
  4. 4
  5. 5
Radley Cotton Linen Pearl
New

Radley Cotton Linen Fabric

Pearl

£19.50
General Upholstery Icon Curtains Icon
Radley Cotton Linen Granite
New

Radley Cotton Linen Fabric

Granite

£19.50
General Upholstery Icon Curtains Icon
Radley Cotton Linen Ochre
New

Radley Cotton Linen Fabric

Ochre

£19.50
General Upholstery Icon Curtains Icon
Radley Cotton Linen Plume Grey
New

Radley Cotton Linen Fabric

Plume Grey

£19.50
General Upholstery Icon Curtains Icon
Radley Cotton Linen Charcoal
New

Radley Cotton Linen Fabric

Charcoal

£19.50
General Upholstery Icon Curtains Icon
Radley Cotton Linen Fossil
New

Radley Cotton Linen Fabric

Fossil

£19.50
General Upholstery Icon Curtains Icon
Radley Cotton Linen Nautical
New

Radley Cotton Linen Fabric

Nautical

£19.50
General Upholstery Icon Curtains Icon
Radley Cotton Linen Fabric Burnt Sienna
New

Radley Cotton Linen Fabric

Burnt Sienna

£14.50
General Upholstery Icon Curtains Icon
Radley Cotton Linen Grey
New

Radley Cotton Linen Fabric

Grey

£19.50
General Upholstery Icon Curtains Icon
Scion Sumak Weave Fabric Stone
Sale

Scion Sumak Weave Fabric*

Stone

£12.50
General Upholstery Icon
Manuel Canovas Monceau Chenille Fabric Carbone
New

Manuel Canovas Monceau Chenille Fabric*

04801/14 Carbone

£19.50
General Upholstery Icon
Larsen Atlanta Weave Fabric Taupe
New

Larsen Atlanta Weave Fabric*

L8989-03 Taupe

£19.50
General Upholstery Icon Curtains Icon
Larsen Atlanta Weave Fabric Chocolate
New

Larsen Atlanta Weave Fabric*

L8989-08 Chocolate

£19.50
General Upholstery Icon Curtains Icon
Multiyork Leon Weave Fabric Dark Chocolate
New

Multiyork Leon Weave Fabric*

Dark Chocolate

£9.50
General Upholstery Icon Curtains Icon
Multiyork Tarranto Railroad Fabric Blanco
New

Multiyork Tarranto Railroad Fabric*

112 Blanco

£14.50
General Upholstery Icon Curtains Icon
Multiyork Davinci Weave Fabric Blush Orange
New

Multiyork Davinci Weave Fabric*

Blush Orange

£14.50
General Upholstery Icon Curtains Icon
The Millshop Cotton Linen Fabric Duck Egg
New

The Millshop Cotton Linen Fabric

A04 Duck Egg

£17.50
General Upholstery Icon Curtains Icon Light Upholstery Icon Roman Blinds Icon

Items 1 to 24 of 420 total

per page
  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3
  4. 4
  5. 5

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.