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Jane Churchill Woodbury Cotton Fabric Dark Cream
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Jane Churchill Woodbury Cotton Fabric*

J586F-24 Dark Cream

£14.50
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Jane Churchill Woodbury Cotton Fabric White
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Jane Churchill Woodbury Cotton Fabric*

J586F-01 White

£14.50
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Jane Churchill Foxton Fabric Mid Blue
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Jane Churchill Foxton Fabric*

J475F-10 Mid Blue

£14.50
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Jane Churchill Lisson Cotton Fabric Amethyst
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Jane Churchill Lisson Cotton Fabric*

J686F-17 Amethyst

£19.50
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Jane Churchill Adler Check Fabric Sky Blue
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Jane Churchill Adler Check Fabric*

J690F-10 Sky Blue K2

£17.50
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Larsen Jefferson Fabric L8958-04 Silver / Charcoal
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Larsen Jefferson Fabric*

L8958-04 Silver / Charcoal C18

£24.50
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Larsen Atmosphere Linen Fabric Pebble
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Larsen Atmosphere Linen Fabric*

L8875-13 Pebble

£19.50
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Larsen Orso Weave Fabric Orange
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Larsen Orso Weave Fabric*

L8916-12 Orange C18

£22.50
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Larsen Weave Fabric Espresso
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Larsen Weave Fabric*

Espresso

£22.50
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Larsen Weave Fabric Blue
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Larsen Weave Fabric*

Blue

£22.50
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Larsen Weave Fabric Orange
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Larsen Weave Fabric*

Orange

£22.50
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Colefax & Fowler Milton Fabric Leaf Green
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Colefax & Fowler Milton Fabric*

04083/02 Leaf Green K3

£14.50
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Morris Weave Fabric Blanco
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Morris Weave Fabric*

Blanco K3

£14.50
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Multiyork Socras Railroad Fabric Ivory
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Multiyork Socras Railroad Fabric*

2404 Ivory

£9.50
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Multiyork Socras Railroad Fabric Blanco
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Multiyork Socras Railroad Fabric*

393 Blanco

£9.50
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Multiyork Socras Railroad Fabric Sandstone
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Multiyork Socras Railroad Fabric*

382 Sandstone

£9.50
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Multiyork Zumas Railroad Fabric 249 Sangria
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Multiyork Zumas Railroad Fabric*

249 Sangria H13

£9.50
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Multiyork Zumas Railroad Fabric 246 Nordic
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Multiyork Zumas Railroad Fabric*

246 Nordic H13

£9.50
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Multiyork Rose FR Fabric Ivory
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Multiyork Rose FR Fabric*

Ivory H22

£12.50
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Multiyork Rose FR Fabric Lime
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Multiyork Rose FR Fabric*

Lime H22

£12.50
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Multiyork Panama FR Weave Fabric 300 Orange
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Multiyork Panama FR Weave Fabric*

300 Orange

£12.50
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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.