Damask Upholstery Fabric
Damask is a reversible figured fabric of silk, wool, linen, cotton, or synthetic fibres, with a pattern formed by weaving. Damasks are woven with one warp yarn and one weft yarn, usually with the pattern in warp-faced satin weave and the ground in weft-faced matt or sateen weave. Traditional damask is made of silk, but is also now made of heavy fabrics both synthetic and natural such as polyester, cotton or wool. It can be two shades of one colour-way or different colours. Damask has a lustrous background and a raised design. These raised designs or patterns can be geometric, floral, patterned or even depict elaborate country-like scenes that include people, animals and trees.
Jacquard is the same as a damask, sometimes a fabric is given this name because they used to be woven on a jacquard loom. The Jacquard loom was the first machine to use punched cards. It uses punched cards to control the pattern being woven. It is a form of dobby loom, where individual harnesses can be raised and lowered independently. Damask is a quality luxury fabric where the design is woven into the fabric. It can be different shades of the same colour or a mixture of colours. silk, wool, linen, cotton, or synthetic fibres, pattern weaving warp weft satin geometric, floral, patterned elaborate country-like scenes that include people, animals and trees.
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 damask upholstery fabrics at a specialist dry cleaners.
All our damask upholstery fabrics are available both online and in store from our fabric warehouse in Northamptonshire.